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Hints Emerge China Will Not Replace Wang Yi as Foreign Minister

It does not appear that China plans to replace its foreign minister, Wang Yi, as was widely speculated in the run-up to the annual legislative gathering known as the Two Sessions that started on Monday. Normally, when ministerial appointments are to be ...

Uganda is the Latest Stop for High-Level CPC Delegation Touring East Africa

While U.S. lawmakers see themselves in an “existential struggle” with the Communist Party of China (CPC), Party officials are getting a considerably warmer reception in Africa. Li Mingxiang, the Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC’s Central Committee, met with ...

China’s “Malign Influence” in Global South Emerges as Key Theme in U.S. House Hearings

The new Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives convened a pair of hearings on China Tuesday that laid out a lengthy list of concerns and grievances about Beijing's "malign influence" around the world. The inaugural hearing of the Select ...

What Developing Countries Should Expect From Xi’s New Foreign Policy Team

China's new foreign policy leadership is taking shape following Sunday's announcement that two senior officials had been promoted to key roles on the last day of the 20th Party Congress in Beijing. Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join ...

Where Does Africa Fit in Xi Jinping’s New Foreign Policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined a more assertive foreign policy vision during his closely-followed address at the 20th Party Congress in Beijing last Sunday. He made it clear that China's new foreign policy priorities will focus primarily on competition with the ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

Why Developing Countries Should Be Worried About Xi’s Congress Speech

Watching Xi Jinping's big speech at the 20th Party Congress, I kept wondering if anyone at the foreign ministries in Kenya, Chile, or Morocco was also watching the live feed. My guess is probably not very many. I get it, listening ...

China Moving to Expand CCP’s Legal Influence Abroad, Says Report

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is moving to expand its legal influence overseas, both in pursuit of its own objectives and as part of a broader effort to blunt the impact of U.S. extraterritorial laws, according to a new report published on Monday by the Center for ...

Q&A: How the Ministry of Public Security Factors Into China’s Drive to Expand the CCP’s International Legal Influence

To fully understand the drive behind China's desire to expand its legal influence to other countries, it's critical to better comprehend the underlying "rule by law" legal vision and what administrative mechanisms the CCP has at its disposal to carry out this kind of initiative.

3…2…1: Party Congress

By Lukas Fiala ‘China will not close its door to the world; we will only become more and more open.’ With the benefits of hindsight, Xi Jinping’s remarks at the 19th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CCP) ...

Locating the Global South in China’s Party Congress

By Lukas Fiala and Hugo Jones We’re fairly accustomed to observing how the issue of China feeds into elections across global south countries. China is a political football, often framed as a problem that needs to be dealt with and low-hanging ...
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