US Concerned About China Possibly Declaring ‘no-fly Zone’ Over Taiwan Amid Pelosi’s Visit

China could declare a ‘no-fly zone’ over Taiwan, intensifying contention revolving around US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Speaking to CNN under anonymity, a Washington official on Saturday voiced concern over China’s “military response” rhetoric over the American lawmaker’s visit to Taipei. Raising potential threat concerns, he added […]

A Shrinking China Can’t Overtake America

Some of the ramifications of this, Jacques wrote, were that Mandarin would rival or replace English as a global language, Beijing would effectively become the political capital of the world, and the world’s other population giant, India, would be forced to accept China as the leading power in its neighborhood […]

China Made a Failed Bet on Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Family

China has a long relationship with Sri Lanka generally and the Rajapaksa family specifically. Sri Lanka was among the first noncommunist countries to recognize China after the Chinese Civil War concluded. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa, then the defense minister to his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, was planning the campaign that would defeat […]