China’s faltering zero COVID policy
As Beijing doubles down on “dynamic clearing,” widely known as the “zero COVID” policy, our experts continue to unpack the domestic political drivers, economic repercussions, and the political, diplomatic, and human costs.
How badly has the recent turn in Beijing’s policy undermined the domestic narrative of China’s superior pandemic response and the stature of Xi Jinping’s rule? Explore content below to learn more.
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Inside out: Investigating the domestic drivers of PRC foreign policy in 2022
An expert panel forecasts the year ahead for China’s foreign policy and approach to bilateral relations with the United States given the raft of domestic imperatives facing Beijing.
ReportDec 4, 2023
Community watch: China’s vision for the future of the internet
By Dakota Cary
In 2015, Beijing released Jointly Building a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace, a white paper outlining the CCP’s vision for the future of the internet. In the eight years since then, this vision has picked up steam outside of China, largely as the result of Beijing’s efforts to export these ideas to authoritarian countries.
New AtlanticistNov 22, 2023
China’s acoustic aggression against a US ally follows a pattern. Military talks won’t help.
By Markus Garlauskas and Philip Yu
On November 14, a Chinese warship used its active sonar to harass and injure two Australian Royal Navy divers with high-powered sound waves.
ReportNov 17, 2023
Relying on old enemies: The challenge of Taiwan’s economic ties to China
By Jeremy Mark, Niels Graham
This economic challenge will be just as important to Taiwan’s economic and political well-being as the imperative to strengthen military capabilities and alliances in the Asia-Pacific, especially as Taiwanese companies join other multinationals in de-risking their investments in China.
New AtlanticistOct 20, 2023
The political factors behind China’s disappearing leaders
By Mark Parker Young
Several senior Chinese officials appear to have been ousted in recent months. A close look at the officials involved suggests that a variety of personal and institutional factors contributed to their downfall.