China on the Defensive?

by John Feffer It has not been a good month for China. On July 12, an international court of arbitration at The Hague handed the Philippines a huge victory over China in the struggle over the South China Sea. A… Continue Reading  

China’s Place in Central Asia

by Raffaello Pantucci China’s rise in Central Asia marks one of the most consequential changes in regional geopolitics since the turn of the century. China announced that it intended to be a major player in Central Asia back in September 2013,… Continue Reading  

The Middle East and China

by Chas W. Freeman The Middle East is where Africa, Asia, and Europe come together and where the trade routes between China, India, and Europe converge. It has two-thirds of the world’s energy reserves. It is also the epicenter of… Continue Reading