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New York City Police Officer of Tibetan Origin Charged With Acting as ‘Illegal Agent’ of China
September 22, 2020

New York City Police Officer of Tibetan Origin Charged With Acting as ‘Illegal Agent’ of China

By Abhijnan Rej
The arrest of Baimadajie Angwang demonstrates the breadth of China’s United Front toolkit.

What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un
September 18, 2020

What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un

By Patrick M. Cronin
Dialogue with North Korea can deepen mutual understanding – or mutual mistrust.
US Envoy to United Nations Meets With Taiwan Official in New York
September 18, 2020

US Envoy to United Nations Meets With Taiwan Official in New York

By Associated Press
The “historic” meeting comes amid a growing U.S. campaign to give Taiwan a voice in international bodies.

From the Deal to Decoupling: Trump’s Evolution on China
September 17, 2020

From the Deal to Decoupling: Trump’s Evolution on China

By Bonnie Girard
How far can the administration push without completely upending the foundations of the U.S.-China relationship? We might be about to find out.

US Public Opinion Is Changing the Relationship With China
September 16, 2020

US Public Opinion Is Changing the Relationship With China

By Justin Conrad
It is no longer politically wise to characterize China as a partner or friend.

With New State Department Web Page, US Ramps up Emphasis on China’s Xinjiang Abuses
September 16, 2020

With New State Department Web Page, US Ramps up Emphasis on China’s Xinjiang Abuses

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S.-China battle of the narratives over Xinjiang continues to heat up.

Expect US Election to Have Consequences for Troops Overseas
September 15, 2020

Expect US Election to Have Consequences for Troops Overseas

By Associated Press
Trump has doubled down on “bring the troops home” rhetoric; Biden is more circumspect.
US Ambassador to China Will Step Down in October
September 14, 2020

US Ambassador to China Will Step Down in October

By Associated Press
Ambassador Terry Branstad will be leaving his post as U.S.-China tensions soar.

Biden and the Democrats: Standing Up to China on Trade?
September 04, 2020

Biden and the Democrats: Standing Up to China on Trade?

By Andrew Samet
What does the 2020 Democratic Party platform tell us about the trade policy that a President Joe Biden would pursue?

Are the US and India on the Same Page When It Comes to the Quad?
September 02, 2020

Are the US and India on the Same Page When It Comes to the Quad?

By Abhijnan Rej
Recent conflicting statements by the Indian foreign minister and a U.S. deputy secretary of state provide little clarity about common future perceptions of the grouping.

Tsai Clears the Way for a US-Taiwan Trade Agreement
August 29, 2020

Tsai Clears the Way for a US-Taiwan Trade Agreement

By Shannon Tiezzi
The president’s decision to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. pork and beef removes one of the major stumbling blocks to such a deal.
Ideology Is Hijacking the Trump Administration’s Asia Strategy
August 27, 2020

Ideology Is Hijacking the Trump Administration’s Asia Strategy

By Elina Noor, Hunter Marston, and Francisco Bencosme
The U.S. Asia strategy needs to go beyond drawing a stark line between autocracies and “freedom-loving countries.”

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