How China Missed Its COVID-19 Opportunity
By Ben Moeller
After initial missteps, Beijing had the chance to be the envy of the world for its pandemic management. What went wrong?
Is China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Working in Southeast Asia?
By Dingding Chen
A recent poll suggests a mixed picture for China.
China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in the Middle East
By Austin Bodetti
Gulf states like Bahrain and the UAE are using a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine, highlighting a new type of cooperation with China.
China’s Ambitious COVID-19 Vaccine Targets
By Eleanor Albert
With its first homegrown vaccine approved for general use, China aims to vaccinate 50 million people by the Lunar New Year in February.
China’s Africa Diplomacy Starts 2021 on a High Note
By Shannon Tiezzi
Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making his traditional first trip to Africa, kicking off an important year for China-Africa cooperation.
China Continues Its COVID-19 Diplomacy in the Pacific
By Shannon Tiezzi
China held a second “special meeting on COVID-19” with Pacific Island countries.
China’s Multifaceted COVID-19 Diplomacy Across Africa
By R. Maxwell Bone & Ferdinando Cinotto
China's COVID-19 aid to African states comes from a diverse array of actors, with equally diverse motives.
China’s Disinformation Campaign in Italy
By Valbona Zeneli and Federica Santoro
China’s increased influence has come along with new efforts to prompt Beijing’s preferred narrative -- on COVID-19 and otherwise.
Decoding Xi Jinping’s Speech at the World Health Assembly
By Valérie Niquet
China is on the defensive amid a global backlash, trying to move the narrative toward Xi’s “shared future for mankind.”
China’s Daunting Post-COVID Challenges
By Bao Huaying
Blamed as the cause of the pandemic, China now has to confront severe political, diplomatic, and economic challenges.
Taiwan’s Success Is the Bane of Beijing’s Global Coronavirus Propaganda
By Jo Kim
Much to Beijing’s chagrin, praise of Taiwan’s success has provided the democracy with much-needed global exposure.
China Is Not Replacing the West in Serbia
By Jelena Milic
Serbia is not seeking to replace the West as its principal partner, and no amount of Chinese coronavirus aid is going to change that.