As China’s Troubles Simmer, Xi Reinforces His Political Firewall

Slowing economic growth. A rancorous trade war. Recalcitrant protesters in Hong Kong. A mass die-off of pigs and surging food prices. The frustrations are piling up for China’s...

Why would people from China, the world’s second-biggest economy, risk their...

The deaths of 39 people found in a truck in a UK industrial park this week has sparked horror and revulsion around the world. Little has been publicly revealed...

Scary vision of all-out war between China and the US

How does one think the unthinkable? What could lead to war in Asia? Who would win? Is there even such a thing as winning? These...

China’s own “Great Delusion”

In his 2018 book The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities, international relations scholar John Mearsheimer argues that many of America’s post–cold war foreign policy...

Our overdue reckoning with China

John A. Burtka IV is executive director of The American Conservative. Thomas Jefferson once observed, “Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does...

Are China’s Tantrums Signs of Strength or Weakness?

The Hong Kong protests have entered a fifth month, a longevity that might have been hard to predict at the outset. The protests were...