China is strategically buying up influence and innovation. This will have major consequences for the West.
The ambitions of the People’s Liberation Army are beginning to approach Europe’s backyard.
China’s recent setback might further escalate the confrontation in the South China Sea.
There is little in the way of a common agenda when Berlin takes over the G20 presidency from Beijing.
Digital sovereignty and control of information are central to China’s cyber strategy.
There are compelling reasons for the EU to use the OSCE to engage China on security issues of joint concern.
Contrary to doomsday scenarios, the Chinese leadership appears well-equipped to manage lower growth.
The “One Belt, One Road” project is about more than securing China’s economic future: it is a serious attempt on the part of Beijing to introduce a new form of diplomacy.
London and Beijing are getting closer – at a cost.
Slowing growth in China carries repercussions, not least for the country itself. Four scenarios could result from responses Beijing might adopt.
In the past 25 years, Russia has gone from being the defining member of the Eastern bloc to a European integration project, only to shift east once again – this time toward China. In which camp will it end up?
The crisis in Ukraine has forced the West to reconsider how it defends international law. As tensions in South East Asia grow, can Berlin apply the same lessons to a European Asia policy?
China’s proposals to facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process – and signals from Kabul and Islamabad that peace talks may soon be underway – pose the question of what a more serious Chinese diplomatic role in Afghanistan can be expected to achieve.