How China’s Belt and Road Took Over the World
By Shannon Tiezzi
Mapping the BRI's growth over its first 10 years – and its transformation from a Eurasian transit corridor to an initiative with global scope.
Why Beijing Isn’t Interested in Setting Guardrails for China-US Competition
By Jinghao Zhou
It is essential for the U.S. to understand the logic behind China's refusal to establish guardrails in order to reset its competition strategy.
Riding the Tiger: Ethno-nationalism and China’s Foreign Policy
By Orson Tan
Having built up the U.S. as a perceived enemy seeking to forestall China's rightful greatness, the CCP has few off-ramps from its aggressive stance.
China’s Audacious Bid for Its Vision of a Multipolar World
By Tianyi Wu
Beijing wants to charm Europe and the Global South away from the United States. What is – or is not – working, and what is Beijing’s next move?
Honduras’ Turn Toward China Sparks Debate
By Expediente Público
China’s authoritarian government – and other Central American countries’ disillusionment with Beijing – has raised concerns in Honduras about the decision to establish ties.
China’s Diplomacy: A Triumph of Cost-Benefit Analysis
By François Godement
Do China’s capacities match the long shadow it projects on the global community? And what are the risks that China is ready to take in its international endeavors?
In Xi’s ‘New Era,’ China’s Foreign Policy Centers on ‘Struggle’
By Shannon Tiezzi
Chinese officials hate the term “wolf warrior diplomacy,” but it’s clear that the phenomenon, by whatever name, is here to stay.
How China Is Attempting to Control the ‘Information Pipes’
By Joshua Kurlantzick
In addition to beaming out its perspectives via Chinese state media, Beijing is aspiring to control both the structure and norms of global information networks.
China’s New Foreign Minister Is on a Diplomatic Blitz
By Nathaniel Schochet and Earl Carr
Since taking up his post, Qin Gang has undertaken a flurry of outreach to key partners, especially in phone conversations.
Where Is China’s Politics Headed in 2023?
By Dan Macklin
Beijing continues to face significant uncertainties at home and abroad, as the recent “Balloon-gate” saga demonstrates.
Data Shows China’s Coercive Diplomacy Isn’t Working
By Ben Sando
A study by Doublethink Lab suggests that China’s pressure tactics are not making countries adopt foreign policies favorable to Beijing.
Amid Signs of Softer Foreign Policy Tone, Is China About to Shift Its Russia Policy?
By Joseph Webster
There is little evidence that Beijing’s quasi-apology tour in Europe and other Western capitals will yield any significant concessions over Ukraine.