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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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China Vows to Counter US Deployment of Midrange Missiles in Asia
August 07, 2019

China Vows to Counter US Deployment of Midrange Missiles in Asia

By Christopher Bodeen
With the INF officially lapsed, Beijing warns it will take action should the US deploy previously banned missiles to the Asia-Pacific.
Protests, General Strike Bring Hong Kong to a Standstill
August 06, 2019

Protests, General Strike Bring Hong Kong to a Standstill

By Yanan Wang and Christopher Bodeen
Even as disruptions reached the work week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows to remain in office.

What Are China's High Rollers Doing in Australia?
August 05, 2019

What Are China's High Rollers Doing in Australia?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A recent expose explores the nexus between an Australian casino, Asian organized crime, and Chinese elites.

Taiwan Slams China’s Decision to Freeze Individual Travel to Taiwan
August 03, 2019

Taiwan Slams China’s Decision to Freeze Individual Travel to Taiwan

By Nick Aspinwall
Beijing’s terse announcement comes ahead of the Taiwanese presidential election and amid Taipei's support for Hong Kong protesters.

This Week’s Key China Trade Talks Are in Beijing, Not Shanghai
August 02, 2019

This Week’s Key China Trade Talks Are in Beijing, Not Shanghai

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Wendy Cutler and James Green on the latest RCEP negotiations.
Did Trump Just Scuttle US-China Trade Talks (Again)?
August 02, 2019

Did Trump Just Scuttle US-China Trade Talks (Again)?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Trump seems to think dialogue will continue despite new tariffs, now reaching all Chinese imports. China may disagree.

How Boris Johnson Will Approach UK-China Relations
August 02, 2019

How Boris Johnson Will Approach UK-China Relations

By Bonnie Girard
The new British prime minister won’t follow in Trump’s footsteps when it comes to China, but there are some similarities.
Lost in Translation: The Hong Kong Government’s Dual Messaging Amid Protests
August 01, 2019

Lost in Translation: The Hong Kong Government’s Dual Messaging Amid Protests

By Kai Yui Samuel Chan and Elizabeth Lui
Why Carrie Lam’s ostensible concession means nothing to Hong Kong activists.

China’s Evolving Strategy for WTO Reforms
July 31, 2019

China’s Evolving Strategy for WTO Reforms

By Antara Ghosal Singh
China has a gameplan to defend its interests as the World Trade Organization.

China’s New Defense White Paper: Reading Between the Lines
July 30, 2019

China’s New Defense White Paper: Reading Between the Lines

By Ben Lowsen
Beijing walks a tightrope between peace and its conception of great power status.

Can the US-China Trade War Be Resolved?
July 30, 2019

Can the US-China Trade War Be Resolved?

By Yukon Huang
U.S. demands are incoherent, illogical, or outright contradictory. That makes a deal even more uncertain.
Hong Kong’s Summer of Discontent
July 27, 2019

Hong Kong’s Summer of Discontent

By Eleanor Albert
The anti-extradition bill protests are heating up, not cooling down, as summer wears on.

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