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China Power

China's rise inspires a mix of awe, fear and skepticism. But what will its global role be? Are we on the brink of a bipolar world? How will its neighbors respond? Will it all come crashing down? The Diplomat's daily China blog will try to find some answers.

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How Chinese People View the US Sanctions Against Huawei
July 23, 2020

How Chinese People View the US Sanctions Against Huawei

By Mu Chunshan
The attack on Huawei has been hugely damaging for Chinese popular opinion toward the United States.
Chinese Investment in Myanmar: Beyond Myitsone Dam
July 22, 2020

Chinese Investment in Myanmar: Beyond Myitsone Dam

By Ruosui Zhang
How national security concerns sealed the varying fates of Chinese investment projects in Myanmar.

Can China Use LGBTQ Rights to Bolster Its Human Rights Reputation?
July 21, 2020

Can China Use LGBTQ Rights to Bolster Its Human Rights Reputation?

By Jo Kim
LGBTQ issues are one of the few rights areas where some discussion and dissent is allowed.

After Huawei, the Nuclear Question Looms Large for China-UK Relations
July 20, 2020

After Huawei, the Nuclear Question Looms Large for China-UK Relations

By Philip Crowe
Planned Chinese investment in the British nuclear sector is the next big sticking point for London and Beijing.

The World Is Falling for China’s Hong Kong Trap
July 18, 2020

The World Is Falling for China’s Hong Kong Trap

By Andrei Lungu
With the national security law, the CCP created for itself the perfect opportunity to pit China against “foreign hostile forces.”
Is China’s ‘Health Code’ Here to Stay?
July 18, 2020

Is China’s ‘Health Code’ Here to Stay?

By Chuyi Sheng and Zijia He
The genie is out of the bottle. What does the future hold for a permanent health code system?

China’s Activists Mourn the Loss of Hong Kong’s Glimmer of Hope
July 16, 2020

China’s Activists Mourn the Loss of Hong Kong’s Glimmer of Hope

By Diana Fu and Sida Liu
Chinese grassroots activists looked to Hong Kong for inspiration. Now Hong Kongers must learn from mainlanders how to confront a paranoid regime.
Lebanon Looks to China as US, Arabs Refuse to Help in Crisis
July 16, 2020

Lebanon Looks to China as US, Arabs Refuse to Help in Crisis

By Associated Press
Struggling with an economic catastrophe, Lebanon is the latest country to be caught up U.S.-China tensions.

The Pitfalls of the China-Iran Agreement
July 15, 2020

The Pitfalls of the China-Iran Agreement

By Nima Khorrami
The reported agreement, already receiving a backlash in Iran, is not likely to achieve what Tehran hopes it will.

UK Reverses Course, Bans Huawei From 5G Network
July 15, 2020

UK Reverses Course, Bans Huawei From 5G Network

By Associated Press
The U.K. will now exclude Huawei from even a limited role in the country's next-generation telecoms network.

Why Is China Going to Mars?
July 14, 2020

Why Is China Going to Mars?

By Namrata Goswami
China's upcoming Mars mission is part of an integrated space strategy.
Through Hong Kong, Beijing Channels Its Repression to the World
July 13, 2020

Through Hong Kong, Beijing Channels Its Repression to the World

By Sarah Cook
Individuals and institutions are scrambling to adapt to the Chinese Communist Party’s growing extraterritorial reach.

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