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China

Is Xi Jinping in trouble?

Attempts to stamp out such widely dispersed unrest by force risks becoming a giant game of Whack-A-Mole

By Ian Williams

China

Saving Taiwan: lessons learned from the war in Ukraine

‘We are willing and we are determined to defend ourselves’

By Ian Williams

China

Will China come to Putin’s rescue?

The scope and strength of western sanctions seem to have surprised Beijing

By Ian Williams

China

‘Xi Jinping Thought’ is taking over China’s classrooms

At least Mao had a personality to make a cult out of. Dour, humorless Xi is a harder sell

By Ian Williams

Russia

The dangerous alliance between Russia and China

The countries share a paranoia that the West is plotting to undermine them

By Ian Williams

China

Can Beijing buy the Taliban?

Afghanistan is rich in resources. The Chinese Communists want to cash in

By Ian Williams

China

Xi threatens Taiwan because he’s weak

The island is slipping from China’s control

By Ian Williams

China

Will China’s ‘digital yuan’ reinvent money as we know it?

As the West agonizes over the ethics, China is rushing ahead

By Ian Williams

Economics

Is China’s debt-fueled economy doomed?

A seemingly endless property boom has seen rampant speculation and the building of ‘ghost cities’

By Ian Williams

China

China’s #MeToo moment

China’s feminists are fighting back

By Ian Williams

China

Are China’s climate promises just a load of hot air?

The PRC certainly talks the talk on clean energy and sustainability

By Ian Williams

China

China’s Great Game in Afghanistan

The humbling of the United States in Afghanistan fits nicely into the Chinese narrative of American decline

By Ian Williams

China

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

China General Nuclear should never have been allowed anywhere near such a critical piece of British national infrastructure

By Ian Williams

China

China’s Belt and Road to Damascus

BRI projects are opaque, over-priced and riddled with corruption

By Ian Williams

Education

How China bought Cambridge

The British university has shown itself to be truly world-beating when it comes to accepting Chinese money with few questions asked

By Ian Williams

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