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 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 29, 2020
Less Than the Sum of Its Parts: China’s ‘Negative Competition’ in the Middle East
By Scott J. Harr
China’s approach to the Middle East, predicated on a misunderstanding of U.S. strategies, is deeply flawed.
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.
August 18, 2020
China’s ‘Never Again’ Mentality
By Mark Tischler
Western analysts often overlook how much of China’s modern-day policy is driven by the collective trauma of its colonial past.
July 22, 2020
Did COVID-19 Really Give China a Strategic Advantage?
By Denny Roy
For China, the pandemic was more burden than opportunity.
June 30, 2020
Watch China’s Unconventional Levers of Power in World Affairs
By Robert Sutter
Unconventional – and often overlooked – practices form a key part of China’s international influence.
May 08, 2020
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.
March 25, 2020
China’s Mask Diplomacy
By Brian Wong
By shipping medical supplies to European countries, China is seeking to boost its image as a responsible global leader.
March 02, 2020
Friends and Enemies: China Is Grading the World’s Coronavirus Reactions
By Jo Kim
Which countries received China’s praise – or its scorn – over their COVID-19 assistance ultimately boils down to diplomatic interests more than reality.
February 13, 2020
The Coronavirus and China’s Diplomatic Slowdown
By Eleanor Albert
With Beijing turning inward to battle the new disease, progress on the foreign policy front may be delayed.
January 18, 2020
What the Year of the Rat Holds for China
By Tuan N. Pham
What should we expect from Beijing this lunar year?