China’s Minister Purges Reflect Xi’s Personnel Dilemma
By Dan Macklin
The removal of two key ministers highlights a deficiency of suitable talent, unsatisfactory performances, and internal divisions.
China’s Foreign Minister Deposed: Guilt or Power Struggle?
By Bonnie Girard
With no official explanation for Qin's removal from his post, speculation is running rampant.
The Chinese Diplomats to Watch After the 20th Party Congress
By Chihwei Yu and K. Tristan Tang
The potential nominees for China’s next foreign minister might provide some insights into the future trend of China’s foreign policy.
Who Is Qin Gang, China’s New US Ambassador?
By Lizzi C. Lee
Qin has little U.S. experience, unlike his predecessors. But he may have something even more valuable: direct access to Xi Jinping.
The 3 Pillars of Chinese Foreign Policy: The State, the Party, the People
By Connor Fiddler
China’s foreign policy apparatus is much more than just the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
China Finally Offers Low-Key Congratulations for Biden
By Shannon Tiezzi
Instead of a statement from President Xi or even the foreign minister, a spokesperson offered the briefest of congratulations.
Why Did China’s Foreign Ministry Make Its Debut on Weibo?
By Muhsin Puthan Purayil
Explaining MOFA’s foray into domestic public diplomacy.
What Does Qi Yu’s Surprising Appointment Mean for China’s Foreign Ministry?
By Charlotte Gao
Qi Yu, a diplomatic novice but a Party work veteran, is the new secretary of the Party Committee of China’s Foreign Ministry.
What Did China Say After US Announced Exit From Paris Agreement?
By DD Wu
China will “unswervingly uphold the global climate management,” said the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The Problems With China's Foreign Policy Bureaucracy
By Xue Li and Xu Yanzhuo
China's foreign policy is hampered by bureaucratic restraints.
China Prioritizes Ukraine's 'Ethnic Groups' Over Its 'Territorial Integrity'
By Shannon Tiezzi
China has stopped voicing support for Ukraine's territorial integrity, which could set a dangerous precedent.