August 23, 2022
As Myanmar Coup Intensifies Regional Human Trafficking, How Will China Respond?
By Debby S. W. Chan
The growth of human rights atrocities in Myanmar has spilled over to the region – including Chinese nationals forced into labor.
August 23, 2022
China Fights Brush Fires, Extends Power Rationing in Drought
By Associated Press
The drought and heat in southwest China are wilting crops and causing power shortages amid China’s hottest and driest summer on record.
August 20, 2022
China Moves to Fill The Void Left By Russia Sanctions – On Its Own Terms
By François Chimits and Antonia Hmaidi
Six months into the Ukraine war, China has not hesitated to fill the void left by OECD disengagement with Russia – but is taking care not to compromise its own economic interests in the process.
August 19, 2022
How Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Drove Chinese Public Opinion Toward Reunification by Force
By Leo Chu
Since Pelosi’s visit, the future of the cross-strait issue has surged toward military conflict, as the Chinese public started to dismiss the possibility of peaceful reunification.
August 18, 2022
China’s Anger Over Pelosi Visit Will Further Alienate Taiwanese
By Koji Kagotani and Wen-Chin Wu
China’s warnings against the U.S. House Speaker’s trip will induce political backlash in Taiwan, and increase support for hard-line policies against Beijing.
August 17, 2022
The War in Ukraine Is Not a Watershed in China-EU Relations – Yet
By Yaning Zhang
Against the context of all-out strategic rivalry between the U.S. and China, both Brussels and Beijing have good reasons to continue engaging with each other.
August 16, 2022
Following China’s Military Drills, Taiwan Settles Into New Normal
By Brian Hioe
China's live-fire drills did not spark much fear in Taiwan, where frequent Chinese military activities have long become a reality.
August 15, 2022
Do Legislative Visits Actually Help Taiwan?
By Andrei Lungu
Instead of deterring China, such visits in fact increase the risk of an invasion of Taiwan, because they create a nefarious incentive for it.
August 13, 2022
The Realist Underpinnings of China’s Taiwan Strategy
By Corey Lee Bell
Yes, “reunification” is a matter of national pride and prestige for China. But isolating Taiwan also serves a critical strategic function – and that helps explain Beijing’s response to Pelosi’s visit.
August 12, 2022
Hong Kongers in Exile Fight for Their Truth – and Ukrainians
By Allia Bukhari
Hong Kongers say both communities share a common struggle to defend democracy and freedom in Asia and Europe respectively.
August 11, 2022
Xi, Henan, and China’s Growing Financial Crisis
By Ahana Roy and Siddhant Nair
Recent protests in Henan underscored the risks facing China's banks as the real estate sector continues to struggle.
August 11, 2022
China’s New White Paper Lays out Vision for Post ‘Reunification’ Taiwan
By Shannon Tiezzi
For the first time, Beijing leaves open the possibility of an extended military occupation after unification, adding to fears that Taiwanese would be subject to a “re-education” campaign.