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The Red Capitalist

With his recent actions against Jack Ma and with measures to increase control of private firms, Xi Jinping has alarmed the corporate world. But the...

The Industrial Dream

Beijing has invested heavily in COMAC’s C919, which is supposed to be China’s answer to the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320. If it takes...

The SMIC Smackdown

The U.S. just announced new sanctions on the Chinese semiconductor company, upping the ante on the ongoing tech battle between the two countries. Will China’s...

VW’s New Dynasty?

The People’s Car is attempting to remake itself in the People’s Republic. With massive new investments, VW is doubling down on China’s electric vehicle market...

The Snowden Effect

Seven years ago, Edward Snowden's leaked documents had an unintended impact in Beijing. Today, as most U.S.-China tensions revolve around technology and cyberspace, we're dealing...

Mining’s Makeover

For more than a decade, the U.S. has been sounding the alarm about China’s stranglehold on rare earths. Now with new investments and new operations...

Mr. China

Jerome A. Cohen pioneered the study of Chinese law in the United States. He met with Zhou Enlai, trained Chinese officials and helped American firms...

Broken Tooth’s BRI Bluff

A notorious ex-gangster is reportedly launching an illicit gambling project in Myanmar under the banner of the Belt and Road Initiative. What does that say...

The Samsung Sandwich

The Korean giant was one of the first multinationals to build a huge presence in China, pumping billions of dollars into the country and eventually...

The Cobalt Empire

China controls much of the world’s supply of cobalt, raising fears that the country enjoys an insurmountable edge in developing electric vehicles. But there is...