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America’s Biggest Competitor Really Isn’t China

Ana Swanson
If you ask Americans who their country's biggest competitor is, many people will tell you China...



Less Snow in Tibet Means More Heatwaves in Europe

Recent summer heatwaves in Europe and northeast Asia have caused massive water shortages and a large number of deaths. But the mechanism behind these extreme weather events is not fully understood.Scientists at China’s Nanjing University of...

U.S. Pulls Spies from China After Hack

Evan Perez
The U.S. suspects that Chinese hackers were behind the breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which exposed the fingerprints of 5.6 million government employees.

China's Xi Says To Prioritize Energy Cooperation With Iran

Ben Blanchard
"(We) must prioritize energy and financial cooperation."...

Six Questions for Chinese President Xi Jinping

Steven Mufson
Chinese President Xi Jinping does not usually conduct open news conferences, but when in America, do as the Americans do.

China's Xi Promises Better Investment Climate, Cyber War Deal Seen

Seeking to warm bilateral ties and project a sunny climate for U.S. business, Xi Jinping vowed to cut restrictions on foreign investment.

Conflict Flavors Obama’s Meeting With Chinese Leader

David Sanger and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
This week’s meeting between President Obama and Mr. Xi is fraught with points of conflict, and its unspoken subtext is whether the president will confront the Chinese directly, deliberately causing friction in the relationship in hopes of drawing...

China Admonishes Malcolm Turnbull on South China Sea Comments

Fergus Ryan
China hoped Australia would ‘stay committed to not taking sides on issues concerning disputes over sovereignty’.



Xi Jinping’s Message to America

Taisu Zhang, Graham Webster, Orville Schell, David Shambaugh, Andrew J. Nathan, Kevin Rudd, Winston Lord, Bonnie S. Glaser, Yaqiu Wang, Vincent Zhu
China’s President Xi Jinping addressed an audience of more than 700 American businesspeople in Seattle on Tuesday evening on the first stop on his first state visit to the United States. Regular ChinaFile Contributors who watched the speech offer...



Can the U.S. & China Make Peace in Cyberspace?

Charlie Smith, Rogier Creemers, Li Shengjiao
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in the United States today on his first state visit. Xi will address a group of American business leadersin Seattle. High on their list of concerns about trade with China is cyber hacking, cyber espionage and...

Nuclear Technology - China's Next Great Export?

Carrie Gracie
China will be part of building the next generation of UK nuclear power stations.

China Seeks 'New Model' for Relations with U.S.

Carrie Gracie
Despite the enormous range and complexity of the US-China relationship, it is becoming ever harder to manage. 

U.S. and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace

David E. Sanger
The United States and China are secretly negotiating what could become the first arms control accord for cyberspace, embracing a commitment by each country that it will not be the first to use cyberweapons to cripple the other’s...

Xi Goes to Washington: 4 Problems for the U.S. and China

Charles Riley
Already, there's drama, drama, drama...



Beijing Welcomes World’s First Smog-Eating Tower

Beijingers enjoyed a rare breath of fresh air this week. The city’s smog levels fell to their lowest levels in recent years, as authorities scrambled to shut down factories and curb car use so that China’s Second World War victory military parade...