Hong Kong's chief executive has created a path for the city's leadership to remove legislators at will, without involvement of the legislature itself or the judiciary.
Beijing has made clear it hopes that a change in the U.S. administration will lead to an improvement in the bilateral relationship.
China risks losing the trade and investment that it needs from the developed world. To be seen as a “responsible major country,” it must behave accordingly.
Beijing's position on the contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party, is that it has no position.
With Trump, perhaps unwittingly, doing China’s work, there’s every reason for Beijing to help him win votes in November.
The system's obsession with controlling information means it isn't flexible enough to prevent a crisis from developing.
Despite a mutual desire for improved relations, problems keep popping up, underlining deep-seated differences.
The impact of Chinese tourists is more than economic; the visitors to Japan are having a diplomatic impact as well.
Japan can't ignore the reality of rising China, but it will also need to keep its neighbor in check.
Clearly, the "Belt and Road" initiative has run into serious problems. Some countries are finding the burden of debt financing too arduous.