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News and analysis about China, a country with the world's second-largest economy, a terrible record on human rights, and global ambitions.

US-China tensions are every country’s problem now

What’s up with China’s disappearing senior military officers?

China’s economy is slowing down. What gives?

Why so many countries want to join BRICS

It’s time for a new atomic altruism

The saga of China’s missing-then-fired foreign minister

Here’s what’s at stake in Blinken’s trip to China

The US’s multiple Indo-Pacific strategies, explained

The nationalist dark side of Joe Biden’s climate policies

Will having the world’s biggest population make this the “Indian Century”?

Can a 50-year-old treaty still keep the world safe from the changing threat of bioweapons?

Taiwan’s president is in the Americas — and China’s not happy


Why China’s population is shrinking

America’s hypersonic arms race with China, explained

Is TikTok too big to ban?

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The case for slowing down AI

The key to Covid’s origin lies in Beijing, not Wuhan

Steve Bannon’s go-to funder Guo Wengui just got indicted for fraud

For now, the one thing Congress seems to agree on is China

After Munich meeting, the US-China relationship is still a mess

What’s going on with the unidentified objects that US fighter planes keep taking down?

Balloons and UFOs aside, war with China is not inevitable

If the US and China go to the brink, can they figure out how to de-escalate?

The balloon thing is a bad sign for US-China relations

What can the world learn from China’s “zero-Covid” lockdown?

Are we in a new Cold War?

How China came to regret its one-child policy

Japan’s plan to ramp up military spending, explained

Xi Jinping has abandoned zero-Covid. What happens now?

China’s alliance with Saudi Arabia signals a potential shift in the global order

China’s health system isn’t ready for the end of “zero Covid”

China’s protests are testing the surveillance state

China’s Covid narrative is backfiring

How “zero-Covid” changed China — and the world

What makes China’s wave of protests different this time

The wave of protests testing China’s zero-Covid policy, explained

North Korean missile launches may mean new nuclear tests

Biden and Xi met for three hours. It’s the sit-down the world’s been waiting for.

Biden’s hugely consequential high-tech export ban on China, explained by an expert

How Xi Jinping secured his third term in power — and quashed dissent

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