The U.K.'s decision to ban Huawei from its 5G networks is only the latest diplomatic setback for China.
For Minxin Pei's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The Chinese Communist Party is firmly convinced that the world is a Hobbesian place where long-term survival depends solely on raw power.
Chinese diplomats have long had a reputation as well-trained, colorless and cautious professionals who pursue their missions doggedly without attracting much unfavorable attention. But a new crop of younger diplomats are ditching established diplomatic norms in favor of aggressively promoting China’s self-serving COVID-19 narrative. ...
The worst is yet to come, as Chinese leaders' efforts to enforce full political control over the city meet fierce local resistance.
Bilateral relations are unlikely to survive the U.S. and Chinese leaders' responses to the pandemic.
Mutual anger over COVID-19 will make co-existence difficult, but the alternative is worse.
Barely a month ago, China was in the grip of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of new infections were confirmed every day. Hospitals were overwhelmed. People were dying by the hundreds. People couldn’t leave their homes. But the government’s draconian lockdown seems to have ...
China continues to undermines its own and the world's safety in order to bolster the CCP's authority.
Escalating tensions with Iran will distract the U.S. its competition with China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping suffered major setbacks in 2019 and his prospects for 2020 appear even worse.