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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Arab leaders pose for a group photo during the China-Arab summit in Riyadh on Dec. 9.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 12, 2023
China’s economic stake in the Middle East: Its thirst for oil
China, the world’s second-largest economy, has become addicted to foreign oil at a stunning pace.
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip strikes an area near Sderot, southern Israel, on Monday.
Oct 10, 2023
Middle East crisis exposes limits of China's diplomatic ambitions
After the killings of more than 900 Israelis in coordinated assaults by the Islamic group Hamas, China's response was muted.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other members of the delegation arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on Saturday.
Oct 7, 2023
U.S. senators arrive in China seeking Xi meeting
The bipartisan delegation led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is the latest high-level U.S. officials to visit China.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, last November.
Oct 7, 2023
Biden says meeting with Xi in November is a 'possibility'
Washington and Beijing are edging closer to setting up a Biden-Xi meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit in San Francisco from Nov. 16-17.
Central to China’s global media campaign is the aggressive use of new technologies to target and spread messages, silence critics and create a digital infrastructure that is more easily controlled.
Oct 3, 2023
Pushing back against China’s media offensive
China is using propaganda, disinformation, censorship and covert tactics to promote its preferred narrative and suppress critical reporting.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo meet Saturday, on the sidelines of the Asian Games.
Sep 25, 2023
South Korea seeks Xi’s visit to mark ‘turning point’ in ties
Seoul is seeking to have Chinese leader Xi Jinping visit for the first time in about a decade, amid South Korea's closer ties with the U.S.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping waves during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday.
Sep 24, 2023
Xi welcomes summit with Japan and South Korea at proper time
Xi Jinping said over the weekend that Beijing welcomes holding the countries' first trilateral summit in about four years.
China's Xi Jinping (left) will attend the Asian Games opening ceremony in host city Hangzhou and meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad along with other visiting leaders there, state media said Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 21, 2023
Syria's Bashar Assad to visit China seeking financial support
With his trip to the Asian Games in Hangzhou, Assad also becomes the latest in a string of leaders ostracized by the West to be feted by Beijing.
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping throws up a forcefield of security controls to repel perceived foreign threats, Beijing’s message to the public is that spooks are everywhere.
Sep 18, 2023
Xi’s security obsession turns Chinese citizens into spy hunters
The push comes after Xi chaired a National Security Council meeting in May that stressed the importance of "extreme-case scenario” thinking.
U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Malta on Sunday.
Sep 18, 2023
Top Biden official and Chinese diplomat hold 'constructive' talks
The talks come ahead of an anticipated November meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at an APEC summit.
Models of military equipment and a giant screen displaying Chinese leader Xi Jinping are seen at an exhibition at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing last October.
Sep 17, 2023
In risky hunt for secrets, U.S. and China expand global spy operations
The rival nations are taking bold steps in the espionage shadow war to try to collect intelligence on leadership thinking and military capabilities.
Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu (far left) attends the 20th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore in June.
Sep 15, 2023
Missing Chinese defense chief signals turmoil in Xi's government
Washington has reportedly concluded that Li Shangfu, who took up his post in March, has been stripped of his responsibilities.
Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS summit in South Africa on Aug. 23
Sep 14, 2023
What does Xi really mean? Chinese diplomacy’s true intentions
Decoding the true meaning behind Xi Jinping's words, and his silences, reveals an increasingly isolated China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping may have to relinquish some control as his strategy of keeping a firm grip on the economy comes under pressure.
Sep 11, 2023
China’s economic pain is a test of Xi’s fixation with control
Recent troubles have brought into focus long-term problems, and fed unusually candid domestic debate about the direction of economic policy under Xi.
A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing plant under construction in Kikuyo, Kumamoto Prefecture
Sep 7, 2023
Taiwan’s ‘silicon shield’ against China is an illusion
China may be reliant on Taiwanese semiconductors, but that doesn't stop Beijing from harboring a military takeover.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Guozhong
Sep 7, 2023
China sending officials to North Korea before Kim’s Russia trip
The Chinese group led by Liu Guozhong will travel to North Korea for celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the country’s founding on Saturday.
An Indian security officer on patrol in New Delhi ahead of the Group of 20 Summit
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 7, 2023
With G20, U.S. welcomes India's rise while accepting differences
The United States has viewed the fellow democracy as a natural ally that can rival an autocratic and increasingly assertive China.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang is attending the Association of Southeast Asian nations' summit in Jakarta and the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 6, 2023
China’s No. 2 steps onto world stage as Xi skips G20 in India
Chinese Premier Li Qiang's debut at the ASEAN and G20 summits will increase his global visibility, but they're unlikely to boost his political influence.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrives for the Group of 20 leaders' summit in Bali, Indonesia, last November. Xi is set to skip this year's G20 summit in India, marking a major shift in how he operates.
Sep 4, 2023
Xi’s G20 snub marks shift from statesman to China ‘emperor’
Chinese leader eyes different approach to diplomacy, reinforcing investor concerns that Beijing is becoming increasingly unpredictable.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is greeted by Shanghai Party Secretary Chen Jining, in Shanghai on Wednesday.
Sep 2, 2023
U.S. officials are streaming to China. Will Beijing return the favor?
Such visits could help convey Beijing’s interest in stabilizing ties with Washington. But China has been noncommittal.


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