diplomacy

China Ratifies ILO Treaties Ahead of UN Visit to Xinjiang

On Wednesday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) voted to ratify two conventions on forced labor. The conventions were established by the International Labor Organization (ILO), which in February...

EU, China Hold Deadlocked Dialogue on Ukraine, Other Issues

On April 1, leaders of the EU and China met over videoconference for their first summit since 2020. Delayed last year after a fight over tit-for-tat sanctions, the meeting was hoped to calm geopolitical tensions between the two...

China Embraces Russia, Remains Noncommittal Over Mediator Role

China’s friendship with Ukraine is “rock solid,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters during an annual Two Sessions press conference. “No matter how perilous the international landscape, we will maintain our strategic...

Interview: Maria Repnikova on Chinese Soft Power

China’s soft power initiatives are often derided by Western observers as ineffective or counterproductive. Over a hundred Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and Europe have been targeted as arms of the Chinese state and forced to...

Biden Calls Xi To Set Up “Guardrails” On The Relationship

Frustrated by tepid progress in talks on trade, climate, and the South China Sea, among other issues, President Biden called President Xi Jinping for the first time in seven months last Thursday. It was only the second such call...

Is Xi Re-Thinking “Wolf Warrior” Diplomacy?

In an in-depth report, Erika Kinetz of AP writes about a seven-month investigation by the Associated Press and the Oxford Internet Institute which, “found that China’s rise on Twitter has been powered by an army of fake accounts...

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