Don’t Buy the Xi-Putin Hype

But the summit also showed that Xi remains constrained by forces outside of his control. While offering his fellow autocrat some support, Xi does not want to risk damaging China’s already strained relations with Europe, particularly given growing concerns about China’s rapid economic slowdown. China’s exports to the European Union […]

Beijing Locals Shrug as Winter Olympics Begin

If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Beijing prepares to kick off the Winter Olympics —with all involved inside a bubble, FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks on the bureau’s maligned China Initiative, and a viral […]