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December 13, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shake hands before a ceremony in Canberra, Australia. Australia, New Zealand Face China’s Influence

Reports that China has stepped up efforts to gain influence in foreign political systems have sparked concern in Australia, New Zealand, and other states amid signs that the campaign may be shaping d…

March 13, 2017

When China’s White-Hat Hackers Go Patriotic

Lorand Laskai is a research associate in Asia studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow him @lorandlaskai.  Only hours after China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) rele…

December 13, 2016

trump-iowa-thank-you-tour Reading Between the Tweets: Trump, Taiwan, and China

As the Trump-Taiwan-China saga continues to unfold, I thought it might be useful to look at the sequence of events and report on how Chinese scholars are looking at President-Elect Trump’s first fore…

September 28, 2016

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What the 9/11 Lawsuits Bill Will Do

Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely …

November 18, 2016

rhino-pipeline Fallout Over The Poacher’s Pipeline Documentary

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has released a new documentary titled The Poacher…

October 17, 2016

china-savings-verus-investment-avg China: Too Much Investment, But Also Way Too Much Savings

Most analysis of China’s economy emphasizes the risks posed by China’s high level of investment, and the associated rise in corporate debt. Investment is an unusually large share of China’s econom…

November 9, 2015

Tsinghua Graduation China Universities GIX University of Washington Will Chinese Universities Go Global?

Rachel Brown is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Amid the flurry of press coverage surrounding President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States in September…

October 2, 2015

Thailand-police-Erawan Shrine bombing Thailand’s Bombing Case Twists and Turns

More than a month after the deadly bombing at central Bangkok’s Erawan shrine, the Thai authorities have made two arrests in the case, and issued at least seventeen arrest warrants overall. On Monday…

May 19, 2015

China.Smog Podcast: China’s Environmental Health Crisis - Challenges and Politics

After more than three decades of rapid industrialization and modernization, China is on the cusp of potentially becoming the world’s largest economy. Yet China’s economic miracle has imposed tremendo…

February 23, 2011

U.S. Internet Providers and the ’Great Firewall of China’

U.S. Internet companies have long been accused of helping Beijing censor content. But aided by a U.S. government push for Internet freedom, some private-sector-led groups are working toward ensuring …