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.
Interpreting China’s Diplomatic Shifts
By Brian Wong
While Beijing is jettisoning some of the most pugnacious elements in its prior diplomacy, it has not undertaken a fundamental pivot.
Jiang Zemin’s Foreign Policy Legacy Has Died With Him
By Denny Roy
Many Chinese associate the late Jiang with an era seen as brighter and more hopeful than the literal and figurative lockdown Xi has brought upon China.
China’s Premier Comes to Cambodia Bearing Gifts
By Sebastian Strangio
The routine nature and broad scope of the agreements signed by Li Keqiang and Hun Sen reflects the closeness of the relationship between Beijing and Phnom Penh.
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.
Seventh Plenum Sends ‘Stay the Course’ Signal Ahead of 20th Party Congress
By Shannon Tiezzi
The final preview of the upcoming 20th National Congress of the CCP was a blow for anyone hoping for a shift on foreign policy or “zero COVID.”
Containing China’s Maritime Power: A Question of Capability and Intent
By Paul D. Scott and Mark S. Cogan
China’s foreign policy assertiveness and the posturing of “wolf warrior diplomacy” have generated serious concerns about Beijing's intentions – especially at sea.