China

Trump’s ZTE talks have Congress wondering if he’s putting America first

18 May 2018 10:19 pm

Finally House Republicans are standing up to the president  and all it took was a Chinese phone company.

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

21 April 2018 12:52 pm

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

Are you a winner or a loser in Trump’s trade war?

2 April 2018 4:26 pm

China’s imposition today of tariffs on 128 imports from the US was inevitable – and is no doubt exactly the…

A trade war with China sounds terrifying – but the US is doing the right thing

2 April 2018 2:44 pm

Nobody likes the sound of trade war, and rightly so. China’s new retaliatory tariffs against US products feel like the…

What are Kim Jong-un’s motives in meeting Xi?

30 March 2018 12:29 am

Kim Jong-un surprised the world—once again—by making an unannounced trip to China earlier this week, and observers in the United…

Isolationist? Donald Trump appears to be assembling a war cabinet

22 March 2018 11:47 pm

Is the third time the charm? President Trump has already run through Mike Flynn, who enjoyed the shortest tenure in…

Not my president: meet the Chinese students standing up to Xi Jinping

19 March 2018 4:18 pm

At last, some students in the West are campaigning for freedom and democracy. Following years of supposedly rad students banning…

Is Donald Trump, like Bush, being taken over by neocons?

15 March 2018 11:35 am

The Trump administration’s foreign-policy team is beginning to look a lot like a Marco Rubio foreign policy team. It’s not…

Why Trump’s ‘trade war’ makes strategic sense

2 March 2018 12:00 pm

Has Donald Trump sparked off a trade war? His plans for a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10…

China vs America: the espionage story of our time

29 January 2018 1:00 pm

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago,…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…