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With the wars in Ukraine and Gaza claiming America’s attention and the world undergoing a broader geopolitical reconfiguration, China might see a window of opportunity in forcing its claim on Taiwan.
Feb 21, 2024
A Taiwan crisis is coming
Already, Xi Jinping has been stepping up intrusions into Taiwan's air defense zone and encircling the island with warships.
Shanghai's financial district under heavy rain. China's economy has slowed down, with some pointing to a possible balance sheet recession.
Feb 15, 2024
Mr. Xi, only change will help China weather the storm
How does Xi Jinping plan to address China's growing economic woes? Only openness to change will allow the global power to survive these turbulent times.
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea in this photo released Nov. 20.
Jan 28, 2024
U.S.-China talks fall short in nudging Beijing toward Red Sea breakthrough
Top officials wrapped up two days of meetings on managing the rivals' relationship, but saw little progress on addressing the crisis in the waterway.
China’s economy is facing an uphill battle filled with challenges, including a deepening housing slump, fears of a deflationary spiral and high levels of youth unemployment.
Jan 25, 2024
China officials told Xi’s belt-tightening rules are here to stay
While President Xi Jinping has long discouraged excess, the renewed calls for austerity come as the world’s second-largest economy faces severe challenges.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Jan. 10.
Jan 23, 2024
India likely to keep close eye on Chinese research vessel in Maldives
A senior Indian security official has said that information gathered by China's research vessels can be used for both civilian and military purposes.
U.S. President Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up as he walks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Filoli estate on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, in Woodside, California, on Nov. 15. Their meeting attempted to calm the waters and tried to convey a sense that the U.S. and China could effectively manage their differences.
Jan 11, 2024
In 2024, U.S.-China ties likely to get worse before they get better
The trajectory of Washington and Beijing's relationship this year will have profound effects on Japan's own policies going forward.
A China Railway employee works at the construction site for the Xiongan station of a new railway connecting Beijing to the area in Hebei province, China, in March 2019. In his annual new year speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping trumpeted the city’s progress saying it was "growing fast” and helping to revitalize northeastern China.
Jan 10, 2024
Xi Jinping’s empty dream city shows limits of his power, even in China
The meticulously planned metropolis' slow start underscores the flaws in the Chinese president's plan to tempt people from the capital.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with other leaders in June 2019.
Jan 10, 2024
Xi eyes Global South as China elevates ties with record number of nations
Beijing elevated the way it described ties with 17 countries and territories, most of them from the developing world.
A Taiwan Air Force Mirage 2000-5 aircraft prepares to land in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on Jan. 2. In the event of a conflict with China, Taiwan would face a military that rivals that of the U.S.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 9, 2024
Xi, Biden and the $10 trillion cost of war over Taiwan
The price tag — equivalent to about 10% of global GDP — dwarfs the blow from the war in Ukraine, COVID-19 pandemic and 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis.
The Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai. China’s manufactured goods surplus relative to global gross domestic product is now around 2%, and an estimated 45% of China’s manufacturing output is being exported as the nation’s 1.4 billion people can’t buy enough goods such as electric vehicles, ships and household appliances to meet the increased supply.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 8, 2024
Xi Jinping’s solution for China’s economy risks triggering new trade war
Manufacturing focus sets up Beijing for renewed tensions with both developed countries and emerging economies pushing to reach the lower rungs of the industrialization.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's New Year's speech in Beijing on Sunday had made reference to the inevitability of China's "reunification" with Taiwan.
Jan 2, 2024
China calls on Taiwan's people to promote 'peaceful reunification'
Message by the head of the mainland's Taiwan Affairs Office follows tone of Chinese president's New Year remarks.
Chinese officials, led by leader Xi Jinping, attend a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in Beijing on Dec. 20.
Jan 1, 2024
Xi says willing to work with U.S. for stable relationship
Xi said he was willing to work with the United States to promote stable bilateral ties following his meeting with Biden in San Francisco in November.
People have their dinner at a restaurant as a screen broadcasts Chinese leader Xi Jinping's New Year's speech in Beijing on Sunday.
Jan 1, 2024
China's Xi says 'reunification' with Taiwan is inevitable
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's comments come less than two weeks to go before Taiwan elects a new president.
Chinese President Xi Jinping during a military parade in October 2019
Dec 31, 2023
Sweeping Chinese military purge exposes weakness and could widen
China's top lawmakers ousted nine senior military officers from the national legislative body on Friday, state media reported.
A Chinese coast guard ship and a vessel of the Japan Coast Guard sail in close proximity to each other, near the Senkaku Islands in 2013.
Dec 30, 2023
China plans to keep ships near Senkakus every day in 2024
The move comes despite Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterating "serious concerns" regarding the situation at a summit with the Chinese leader in mid-November.
New recruits for the People's Liberation Army attend a ceremony at a railway station in Ganzhou, in China's Jiangxi province, in March.
Dec 30, 2023
China’s legislature ousts nine military cadres as turmoil widens
The removals are a sign Chinese President Xi Jinping’s nearly decadelong drive to clean up the People’s Liberation Army is still incomplete.
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting in Hanoi earlier this month.
Dec 30, 2023
China plans strategy to challenge America’s global leadership
President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders pledged during a conference this week to raise China’s influence on world events "to a new level."
When Chinese President Xi Jinping came to power, he inherited a China that was enjoying prosperity, but also succumbing to gilded-age excesses.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 29, 2023
The moral of the China story
Even if China is no longer “winning,” it would be short-sighted to dismiss its recent experience as irrelevant.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco in November
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 27, 2023
Xi was reluctant to resolve disputes during talks with Kishida: sources
The November meeting was the first between Kishida and Xi in about a year, and came as ties between Tokyo and Beijing continue to sour.
Xi Jinping
Dec 27, 2023
Xi touts alternative to Western capitalism in speech on Mao
Xi described "Chinese modernization” as "a cause passed down from veteran revolutionaries including Mao Zedong.”


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves