Despite the United States’ attempt to improve communications with China, the depth of the division between the two major powers remains deep, writes Jonathan Fenby.
Despite China’s refusal to condemn Russia, its role is indispensable for a settlement of the ongoing tragedy as its leverage over Moscow has considerably increased since Russia got bogged down in Ukraine after its botched invasion, Gilbert Achar argues.
Despite China now being the second largest economic power on the planet and home to the world’s largest population, little attention is given to Mandarin teaching in the UK, writes Catherine West MP
China’s defence minister was in a pugnacious mood and turned down the invitation to meet his US counterpart for face-to-face talks, writes Duncan Bartlett.
John Gittings argues that China could, and should, do a lot more to demonstrate its claimed neutrality in relation to the Russia-Ukraine war.
Xi Jinping’s trip to Moscow has been more about reiterating China and Russia’s shared interests, and less about any concrete pathway towards ending the war in Ukraine, writes Jingdong Yuan.
Professor Michimi Muranushi examines how the Russian war on Ukraine could influence China’s ambition to ‘reunite’ with Taiwan.
Dr Jane Du examines the trends in China’s trade and investment with Southeast Asia, and the implications of a slow-down in China’s imports for the region.
Rob O’Brien reviews Sino-Russian energy dealmaking in 2022, with an emphasis on developments after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
John Gittings reflects on the Ukraine crisis and what more could China do to fulfil its obligations to the UN Charter as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.