China's arrival as an economic superpower may be a recent phenomenon, but the country already appears to have the habit of practicing economic coercion against its neighbors for geopolitical objectives. Its most recent target is Australia, which committed, in the...
Chinese security forces’ recent remarkable escalation of tensions along disputed boundaries with Japan, Taiwan, India and Southeast Asian countries is the latest manifestation of actions China takes to exert and advance influence in international affairs. The tool kit used...
The coronavirus pandemic seems to cement the notion that China is replacing the United States as the world’s premier economic superpower. Should we have expected anything else? After all, as the conventional wisdom goes, the Chinese make everything; Americans just...
The moment that many people have dreaded may have finally come for Hong Kong after Beijing announced a bill on May 21 to “safeguard national security” in the city-state. When this law comes into effect, it will effectively end Hong...
Microsoft founder Bill Gates was surely speaking for a lot of people when he dismissed criticism of the Chinese government’s handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic as a “distraction” from the important work of fighting the virus here at home. Yet the...
The World Health Organization (WHO) last week finally declared the coronavirus from China that rapidly spread across the world a pandemic. Now, with more than 150,000 confirmed cases globally and more than 5,700 deaths, the question is why it took so long for...
On February 19, China ordered three Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporters to leave the country over a column, "China is the real sick man of Asia," written by one of the newspaper's regular columnists. In the text, which was clearly marked as an opinion piece,...
Crises, particularly unexpected ones, can make or break a government as much as an individual. In 2019, China “celebrated” 70 years of Communist Party rule. China’s economic growth was at the lowest it’s been in three decades. And it faced the...
In the contest between the United States and China over who gets to shape the world in the coming century, America seems to be playing to win. But it’s running into a big problem. Despite the global network of...
Neither the European public nor European political and business leaders fully understand the threat presented by Xi Jinping’s China. Although Xi is a dictator who is using cutting-edge technology in an effort to impose total control on Chinese society, Europeans...

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