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Opinion: With Shanghai in lockdown, where is the light at the end of the tunnel for China?

Until spring of this year, China's COVID-19 strategy was a remarkable success. Under its so-called dynamic clearing approach, the government is attempting to extinguish new clusters as soon as pos...

Can China broker peace between Russia and Ukraine?

As the war in Ukraine continues, the international community is desperately trying to find a way to facilitate peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. The two sides have held three rounds of talks so ...

Analysis: Russia's Ukraine attack forces Beijing into diplomatic dance

Russia's attack on Ukraine, which China refuses to condemn or even call an invasion, has sent Beijing into a diplomatic scramble to limit blowback while standing by a partner with which it has gro...

Can the EU's global investment scheme rival China's Belt and Road?

Earlier this month, the European Union announced details for its new global investment scheme, dubbed the "Global Gateway," which aims to mobilize up to €300 billion ($339 billion) in i...

China's economy: What next for the Asian powerhouse?

Despite projections of 8% economic growth this year, China is struggling to bat away many economic challenges of its own making. The debt woes of the country's biggest property developers — ...

China's Communist Party after 100 years now at the 'forefront' of global politics

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its 1921 founding on Thursday with nationwide festivities and fanfare. Banners and billboards touting the leadersh...

Western allies exchange sanction salvos with China over Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Acting in concert, the U.S., U.K., Canada, and EU on Monday (March 22) announced sanctions on Chinese officials with connections to the ongoing human rights abuses in Xinj...

China: An unpopular winner in the year of the coronavirus

China has the pandemic under control. But is that also true of the collateral damage it has suffered on the international stage? Beijing faced massive international criticism for its nontransparent co...

Book details how China courts global finance giants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An excerpt from the new book “Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World” by Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg details how B...

Hong Kong losing financial center status hurts China: German think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mercator Institute for China Studies (Merics), a Germany-based think tank, believes the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have caused “irreparable damage” to i...

Frayed nerves as China kills off its zombie companies

In 2009, China launched a $600 billion stimulus program in an attempt to shield itself from the worst effects of the global financial crisis. Through its system of regional banks, the government offer...

Chinese investments in EU in a downward spin

Chinese investments in the European Union fell sharply for the second consecutive year in 2018, a report by the Berlin-based Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and US consulting firm Rhodiu...

China's slowing economy casts shadow over National People's Congress

Thousands of delegates from across China have descended on Beijing to attend the annual gathering of the National People's Congress (NPC), which kicks off on Tuesday and ends next Friday (March 5-...

China's peer-to-peer lenders face crisis, investors face ruin

It's not a great time to be small-time Chinese investor. The Shanghai stock market lost 25 percent of its value last year, leaving tens of millions of retail investors nursing heavy losses. Last s...

Africa jumps aboard China's express train

"We receive African countries with arms wide open and we welcome them on China's development express." This statement from Chinese President Xi Jinping right at the beginning of the sev...