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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...

What China Doesn’t Get About Soft Power

In an Annie Hall moment at Foreign Policy, the inventor of the term “soft power” explains the shortcomings of Chinese and Russian efforts to cultivate it. From Joseph Nye: Even China’s soft-power triumphs, such...

In Moscow, Xi and Putin Talk Bilateralism and Energy

On the first stop of his first trip abroad as China’s president, Xi Jinping met with Russian president Vladimir Putin today in Moscow. U.S. News reports on the grand welcome that met the Chinese head-of-state, and the...

In China, A Not-So-Super Tuesday

The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos notes that Super Tuesday has played second or third fiddle in the Chinese press this week, deemed less than impressive alongside Wen Jiabao’s annual report at the National People’s...

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