The Iran Factor in the China-Taiwan-US Triangle
By Thiago de Aragao
China could seek to use Iran as a tool to push the United States farther and farther from Taiwan.
China in the Red Sea: Beijing’s Houthi Connection
By Barbara Kelemen
China’s response to the crisis in the Red Sea demonstrates both the existence and limitation of its relationship with the Houthis.
Trouble Among Neighbors: Iran, Pakistan, and China’s Offer of Mediation
By Eram Ashraf
China’s interest in mediating between Iran and Pakistan stemmed from both specific concerns and broader foreign policy shifts.
With Global Shipping on the Line, China Says It’s ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Tensions in the Red Sea
By Associated Press
A spokesperson said that China is “deeply concerned about the recent escalation of the Red Sea situation,” but did not mention the Houthis by name.
China’s Response to the Houthi Attacks in the Red Sea
By Mordechai Chaziza
A complex interplay of economic factors, limited military capabilities, and geopolitical dynamics shape China’s cautious response to the Red Sea crisis.
Understanding China’s Position on the Israel-Palestine Conflict
By Sercan Çalışkan
Beijing is contrasting its approach with Washington's in a bid to win favor from the Gulf states – while still treading cautiously.
Muslim-Majority Countries’ Complicity in the Uyghur Genocide
By Abdulhakim Idris
The Muslim world is quick to denounce Islamophobia in the West, but has been markedly silent of China’s attacks on Islam and Uyghur culture.
China and Saudi Arabia: A Partnership Under Pressure
By Duncan Bartlett
As war returns to the Middle East, what are the implications for the relationship between Saudi Arabia and China?
Is China a Friend? Time for Israel to Decide.
By Mordechai Chaziza
While it remains to be seen how the Israel-Hamas war unfolds, it has already shown the nature of the Sino-Israeli relationship and where China’s interests lie.
China’s Middle East Agenda
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Julian Spencer-Churchill and Behrouz Ayaz.
China’s Response to the Israel-Hamas Conflict Reflects Its Longstanding Support for Palestine
By Jianli Yang
Israeli diplomats may have assumed that years of providing China with advanced technology would change Beijing’s stance on Israel. This was a serious miscalculation.
China’s Toothless Response to the Israel-Hamas War
By Shannon Tiezzi
China is going out of its way to avoid any criticism of Hamas for the brutal attacks over the weekend, while calling for “restraint.”