Beijing's recent attempt to bully the NBA over a tweet in support of the Hong Kong protesters has backfired and could prove costly.
For Minxin Pei's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
When there are no good options, China's leaders must choose the least bad one.
By nickel-and-diming its allies, the U.S. is effectively disarming itself in its economic struggle with China.
The trade war is a manifestation of the strategic competition between the two powers.
The unfolding geopolitical contest between China and the United States has been described by many as a new cold war. If it ever becomes a hot one, the flash point could be Taiwan, owing in large part to Chinese policy toward the island. China's government ...
While China's neighbors will undoubtedly welcome any respite from Chinese belligerence, they will not be fooled by sweet talk — or even sweet trade deals.
China is increasingly entrenched in an unsustainable arms race with the U.S.
Far from a rejuvenated hegemon poised to reshape the global economy, Xi's China has been exposed as a giant with feet of clay.
By raising the double-freeze solution, China put the ball in America's court, and placed the onus for resolving the crisis squarely on Trump's shoulders.
Far from a sign of strength, the Chinese regime's mistreatment of Liu Xiaobo amounted to an indication of its weakness, insecurity and fear.