April 06, 2022
Russia’s Stalled Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons for China’s Leaders
By Zi Yang
Russia’s Ukraine invasion holds important takeaways for China about elite politics, foreign policy, and military affairs.
March 23, 2022
China’s Wolf Warriors Aren’t the Majority of the Pack
By Nick Atkinson
A handful of individuals get the most attention for their provocative posts. But do they actually represent the broader population of Chinese diplomats?
January 22, 2022
Is China Putting ‘Wolf Warriors’ on a Leash?
By Aidan Powers-Riggs and Eduardo Jaramillo
Recent signs indicate that Beijing wants to moderate – but not abandon – the assertive tone of its diplomats.
September 30, 2021
China’s AUKUS Response Highlights Beijing’s Bunker Mentality
By Bonnie Girard
Beijing seems completely unwilling – or unable – to consider its own actions might be feeding the “China containment” push.
August 29, 2021
China’s Foreign Policy: Inflexibility Rules
By KAWASHIMA Shin
We’re in a period of Chinese diplomatic rigidity.
June 23, 2021
It’s Official: China’s Longtime Ambassador to the US Is Leaving
By Shannon Tiezzi
Cui Tiankai announced his imminent departure this week. What does that mean for the China-U.S. relationship?
April 08, 2021
China’s Hard and Soft Lines on Xinjiang
By Eleanor Albert
Beijing's softer messaging efforts on Xinjiang collide with its harsher tactics at home and abroad.
March 26, 2021
Joint Xinjiang Sanctions Widen Rift in China’s Ties With the West
By Jessie Lau
The European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada rolled out coordinated sanctions, and Beijing hit back in a “disproportionate” response.
December 01, 2020
New Zealand Joins Australia in Denouncing Chinese Official’s Tweet
By Associated Press
New Zealand has waded into a heated war of words between its main ally, Australia, and its principal trading partner, China.
November 30, 2020
Australia Livid as Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tweets Offensive Image
By Abhijnan Rej
Zhao Lijian’s tweet is likely to seriously aggravate tensions between the two countries.
November 18, 2020
In an On-brand Move, China Issues Diktat to Australia
By Abhijnan Rej
The extraordinarily blunt dossier “leaked” to media outlets contains a long list of Chinese grievances when it comes to Australia.
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.