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Brazil’s Lula Heads to China With a Ukraine Peace Proposal That’s Effectively Dead on Arrival

Brazilian President Luiz Inàcio Lula da Silva had hoped to arrive in Beijing on Tuesday with a plan to present to Chinese President Xi Jinping that would end the conflict in Ukraine. Lula dispatched a special envoy to Kyiv last week ...

Sexy, Sexy Cold War

Years in a media studies grad school have condemned me to always be haunted by the gap between real-life tragedy and its afterlife as a media narrative. In this vein, it recently struck me that the real-life horror, pain, dislocation and ...

Evan Feigenbaum on Why Xi’s Russia Visit is Critical for China’s Global South Agenda

Speculating about Chinese President Xi Jinping's motives for meeting with Vladimir Putin and whether he's serious about brokering a peace settlement between Russia and Ukraine or just trolling the West has become something of a parlor game among China Watchers.

Possible Xi-Putin Summit Comes at a Critical Time in Sino-Russian Ties

This week's expected summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin comes at a delicate time for both countries: ?? With Russian forces now in retreat in portions of eastern Ukraine, President Putin needs to keep ...

Chinese Scholars Map the Future of Africa-China Relations

How are Africa-China relations changing in response to crises like Ukraine? Few are more preoccupied with this issue than China’s Africa scholars. The Africa Research Group of the Eurasia Systems Science Society, which includes some of the most prominent Africa scholars in China, recently hosted a conference ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Chinese Foreign Minister to Lead UN Security Council Meeting on Gaza

Wang Yi, China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will chair a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting in New York on the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
China, the current UNSC president, called the meeting scheduled for November 29. It comes as the two sides are looking into extending the temporary ceasefire that started last week to allow for the return of further Israeli hostages and Palestinian detainees.

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