October 16, 2021
Beijing’s Balancing Act on China-US Relations
By Brian Wong
Chinese leaders must balance the current push for strategic de-escalation with the hyper-nationalism at play among average Chinese.
August 29, 2021
China’s Foreign Policy: Inflexibility Rules
By KAWASHIMA Shin
We’re in a period of Chinese diplomatic rigidity.
May 01, 2021
Is China Done With Salami Slicing?
By Tobias Burgers and Scott Romaniuk
Beijing appears to have given up its incremental strategy in favor of more sizable power grabs.
March 17, 2021
China Takes Aim at UK Ambassador Over Media Freedom Post
By Bonnie Girard
British Ambassador to China Caroline Wilson learns the hard way how prickly Beijing is, even to sympathetic criticisms.
March 13, 2021
What Do Chinese People Think of Developed Countries? 2021 Edition
By Adam Y. Liu, Xiaojun Li, and Songying Fang
A new survey shows small but important changes after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
March 06, 2021
The Continuing Mystery of the Belt and Road
By Yuan Jiang
There are still competing theories and explanations of what China's signature foreign policy platform actually means.
February 03, 2021
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.
January 26, 2021
China’s Xi Champions Multilateralism at Davos, Again
By Eleanor Albert
Once again, China's leader addressed the World Economic Forum to outline his vision for global governance.
January 16, 2021
China Is Expanding Its Foreign Policy Vision. Is Latin America Ready?
By Isabel Bernhard
A more expansive Chinese foreign policy after 2021 will have political and economic implications for its Western Hemispheric partners.
January 09, 2021
To China, Spades Are Trumps
By Harry Harding
China has inherited the confidence of Khrushchev’s famous declaration to the West: “We will bury you.”
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.