Tricks of the Trade

Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative under Donald Trump, reflects on his decision to launch the trade war with China and begin the process of "strategic decoupling" — a process he says the U.S. must see through to the end.

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Steering Capital

Several countries have sovereign wealth funds, but none can compare to the China's funds in scale or scope. Collectively, China’s sovereign funds managed more than $2 trillion in assets at the end of 2019. But...

The Science Split?

With a landmark, 44-year-old agreement set to expire at the end of this month, the U.S. is facing one of its biggest China tests: Can the two countries overcome their respective techno-nationalisms and cooperate on...


More than two decades after it paved the way for China’s accession to the World Trade Organization, the U.S. is increasingly uncomfortable with the result — and unsure how to deal. The result is that...

Muting Zoom

Chinese interference in the video conferencing company's operations is a stark lesson that governments need to get involved in countering Beijing's influence.

Italy's BRI Detour

As the Belt and Road Initiative gets ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Italy is looking for the off-ramp. Beijing's response, plus Italy's ability to negotiate a new deal for itself, will speak volumes about...

Software and Tear

Microsoft has a substantial and long-standing footprint in China, succeeding where many of its tech peers did not. But now the company, which is a leading contractor for the U.S. government, has found itself in...

Audrey Tang on Taiwan's Digital Defenses

Taiwan's Minister of Digital Affairs discusses how the government responds to cyber attacks and threats to physical infrastructure, its efforts to increase digital participation, and its cooperation with other democracies.