Chinese mining companies dominate the Congo’s critical mineral production, but an ongoing, nasty dispute at a cobalt mine shows the country is starting to drive a harder bargain. After more than a decade of Chinese companies operating largely unchecked in the DRC — almost 70...
A deep dive into APT41, one of the most aggressive and effective Chinese cyber hacking groups.
In June, Beijing launched its latest attempt to come up with an indigenous rival to Microsoft Windows. Can it work?
The scholar talks about why a U.S. trade agreement with Taiwan is justified; Xi Jinping's Taiwan timeline; and how to change China's cost-benefit calculus, not its ambitions.
A closer look at the world of China's influencers after the online disappearance of three of China’s best known Key Opinion Leaders.
Xi Jinping's 'Global Security Initiative' got a test run at last week's Horn of Africa conference.
A look at the cost of Trump's tariffs, what imports have been hit the hardest, and how they have impacted the cost of everyday household goods.
The scholar talks about the state of the Thucydides's trap for the U.S. and China; why things will get worse before they get better; and the unfortunate constraints in American policymaking.
The scholar explains the myth of 'debt trap diplomacy', how Covid has changed China's relationship to Africa, and China's capacity to 'meddle.'
The economics scholar talks about China's tradeoff of growth versus control; what a U.S.-led coalition to confront China looks like; and why activity, not ownership, of Chinese companies matters.