March 15, 2018
As religious observance in China grows, the Chinese Communist Party continues to toughen oversight, increase religious persecution, and attempt to coopt state-sanctioned religious organizations.
March 9, 2018
Tens of millions of Chinese now identify as Christians and the number has grown rapidly, posing challenges for a government that is officially atheist and wary of threats to its power.
February 9, 2018
China is believed to spend billions of dollars to boost its international image, but it has yet to see a marked return on its investment in soft power.
February 8, 2018
China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.
July 12, 2017
China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy. …
March 14, 2018
The Chinese Communist Party faces a host of pressing domestic and international policy issues as it transitions to a new generation of leaders.
March 13, 2018
With President Donald Trump launching NAFTA negotiations and criticizing the WTO, international trade dispute forums are under increasing scrutiny.
October 12, 2017
As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.
March 8, 2018
President Trump has proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, citing U.S. national security interests. Some experts argue that his plan could provoke retaliation from countries like China, or even a trade war.
March 7, 2018
Once locked in war, Vietnam and the United States have built mature ties rooted in mutual economic and security interests.