November 13, 2020
What Is Behind China’s Diplomacy of Indignation?
By Andreas B. Forsby
China’s emotional assertiveness has a long history, but recently the government has begun targeting even non-state actors.
October 09, 2020
Which Countries Support China on Hong Kong’s National Security Law?
By Shannon Tiezzi
A recent U.N. statement saw 54 countries backing China’s Hong Kong policy, against 39 voicing concern in a rival bloc.
October 07, 2020
No, China Doesn’t Think Decades Ahead in Its Diplomacy
By Andreea Brînză
China’s foreign policy reflects short or medium term planning, far from the myth of generational or centennial timelines.
September 12, 2020
China’s Two-Pronged Diplomacy
By Brian Wong
A charm offensive or wolf warrior diplomacy? Both, actually, are a key part of China's diplomatic strategy.
September 09, 2020
Is China Really Embracing ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomacy?
By Dingding Chen
China’s pugnacious diplomatic action is a counter-attack in a specific situation, not a new normal.
September 08, 2020
China’s Most Strained Relations Are With Its Most Valuable Trading Partners
By Bala Ramasamy, Mathew Yeung, and Wu Howei
A new study shows that the countries most soured on China are also its most important trading partners. Something has to give.
July 30, 2020
How Will the EU Answer China’s Turn Toward ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy’?
By Earl Wang
The EU has no choice but to be united with regard to its interactions with China as Beijing’s foreign policy becomes more centralized and assertive.
June 23, 2020
The World Is Awakening to China’s Sharp Power
By Simon Shen
China's sharp power first began to be displayed in Hong Kong. Now it is seen all over the world.
June 02, 2020
The Meng Wanzhou Case Speaks to China’s Diplomatic Paranoia
By Jo Kim
China’s unwarranted assertiveness and distrust of democratic systems damages its foreign relations.
May 02, 2020
Will COVID-19 Be a Blessing in Disguise for the Belt and Road?
By Xianbai Ji
The hiatus afforded by COVID-19 provides an opportunity for China to contemplate ways to bring about an improved BRI 2.0.
April 24, 2020
Why China’s Propaganda Efforts So Often Backfire
By Jo Kim
An obsession with finding enemies and uniting the front makes it difficult to “tell China’s story well.”
April 02, 2020
‘Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy’ Fails to Impress – or Reassure
By Denny Roy
Though the credo is mainly a PR exercise to massage China’s image, it leaves plenty of cause for global concern.