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Peddling the President

Elliott Broidy’s scheme to lobby the president on behalf of Beijing came uncomfortably close to succeeding. That he got as far as he did, experts...

The New Influencers

While the U.S. was focused on investigating Russian interference in U.S. politics, China was plotting its own campaign to influence the young Trump administration. With...

Charged Up

The last time the U.S. government tried to foster domestic battery manufacturing, its star company ended up being scooped up by a Chinese conglomerate for...

China’s Own Goal

In 2015, Xi Jinping decided that soccer, the world’s most popular sport, would improve China’s fitness, both on and off the field. But in the...

Jolly Gene Giant

Last April, as the world fell to Covid-19, one Chinese company was there to offer a helping hand: BGI. But the line between the biotech...

The Xinjiang Silence

The American business community is determined not to comment on the Chinese government’s systematic repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang — atrocities the U.S. government has...

The Yum Model

When one of the biggest fast food brands in the world spun off its China operations, naysayers warned it would miss out on massive growth...

Deep State, Inc.

Last year, a nixed deal between the Solomon Islands and Sam Group, a Chinese conglomerate, offered a rare window into how Chinese companies often work...

The Great Expulsion

In the past year, foreign journalists have been forced to leave China in droves, closing the door for reporting on the world's second largest economy....

The Chip Choke Point

A single machine from the Netherlands could catapult China to the leading edge of the semiconductor industry. If the U.S. allowed it, that is.

Trudeau’s Move

When Justin Trudeau became Canada’s prime minister in 2015, he promptly pulled out the same China playbook that his father, Pierre, had used as prime...