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China’s Vaccine Diplomacy: Soft Power Lessons from Latin America

By Dr. Álvaro Mendez, Co-Director & Senior Associate Fellow, Global South Unit at LSE IDEAS In early 2021, Beijing launched a diplomatic campaign to promote China’s COVID-19 vaccines with the aim of winning friends and cutting deals in ...

Week in Review: Human Rights, Contracts and Finance

China is turning to governments in Tanzania, South Sudan, and other Global South countries to fend off international criticism over its human rights policies in Xinjiang. The treatment of Uyghur Muslims was the main focus this week at the UN Human Rights Council after 

The Complicated, Confusing Nature of China’s Ties With Israel

China has deftly managed its relations in the Middle East across sensitive sectarian and geopolitical landscapes but now that Beijing is moving to become more engaged in the region, it risks falling into many of the same pitfalls that have bedeviled ...