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China Set to Pledge More Aid to Africa Ahead of Xi's Trip

China is set to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits Zimbabwe and South Africa next month.



The China Africa Relationship: Crossroads or Cliff?

Cobus van Staden, Eric Olander, Huang Hongxiang from ChinaFile Conversation
Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden publish the China Africa Project web site, whose weekly podcast we are proud to syndicate.  As we approach the sixth Forum on China Africa Cooperation Summit in Johannesburg, we’ve also picked up written...

China Is Trying to Warn Taiwan Voters

Noah Feldman
The possibility of conflict between China and Taiwan is dangerous to the world’s security.

Yiyi Lu: Rebuilding the Communist Party

Yiyi Lu
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s effort to clean up politics in the country is generally known as an “anticorruption campaign.”

Why 2,500-Year-Old Tale Gives Ma Hope for Chinese Democracy

Adela Lin Chris Anstey
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said history gives him hope for political change on the Communist-ruled mainland.



Is China a Credible Partner in Fighting Terror?

Andrew Small, Chen Weihua, Wei Zhu, Eric Hundman from ChinaFile Conversation
In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said, “China is also a victim of terrorism. The fight against the ‘East Turkestan Islamic Movement’… should become an important part of the international fight against...



What Xi and Ma Really Said

Perry Link
The Chinese government employs hundreds of thousands of people at all administrative levels, central to local, to prescribe and monitor how news stories are presented to the public. These people tell editors of newspapers and web pages not only what...

Leaders of Taiwan and China Hold Historic Meeting

It was a brief encounter—an hour of discussions followed by a low-key dinner—but one of great historical resonance.



Xi Jinping’s Taiwan Trap

Isaac Stone Fish from Tea Leaf Nation
Before Chinese President Xi Jinping had a dream, his predecessor Hu Jintao had a wish: the “peaceful reunification” of China and Taiwan. In fact, all of Xi’s predecessors since Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949 have pined for...



The China-Taiwan Summit

Richard Bernstein, Andrew J. Nathan, Jerome A. Cohen, Ho-fung Hung, Wei-chin Lee from ChinaFile Conversation
This Saturday, for the first time since 1949, the leaders of China and Taiwan will meet face to face. Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou will meet in Singapore, not as Presidents, but—to sidestep one of many lingering areas of conflict since the Chinese...



With Historic Ma-Xi Summit, Chinese State Media Walks a Fine Line

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian from Tea Leaf Nation
For the first time in 66 years, the president of mainland China and the president of self-governing Taiwan will meet face to face. On November 3, Zhang Zhijun, minister in charge of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, stated that China’s Xi Jinping would...

3 Things Taiwan Wants From China

Mark Rivett-Carnac
Here are three issues that are likely to be on the top of Ma’s agenda after seven decades without a face-to-face meeting.

Call Me Mister: Taiwan, China Presidents to Hold Historic Meeting

Greg Botelho, Kevin Wang and Katie Hunt
The leaders of Taiwan and China plan to meet in Singapore on Saturday for the first time since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949.

What to Expect at this Year’s Mega China-Africa Summit

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Sven Grimm from China Africa Project
The sixth Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) that will be held in December in Johannesburg comes at a critical time in the Sino-African relationship. The combination of China’s slowing economy, a major slump in global commodity prices, and a...



Xi’s State Visits As Seen on the Cover of ‘China Daily’

Orville Schell
The state visits of Chinese Communist Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping to Washington, D.C. in September and London last week were both significant milestones in China’s long term “rejuvenation,” a key element in Xi’s vaunted notion...