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Japan leans forward on China–Taiwan tensions

Japanese soldiers and US Marines train during a joint military drill between Japan Self-Defense Forces, French Army and US Marines, at the Kirishima exercise area in Ebino, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan, 15 May 2021 (Photo: Charly Triballeau/Pool via Reuters).

Author: Sheila A Smith, CFR Today Beijing has far greater military resources to bring to bear on its relations with its neighbours and increasing pressure on Taiwan’s defences by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has many in Washington and…

Taliban takeover is bad news for China

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, political chief of Afghanistan's Taliban, in Tianjin, China 28 July 2021 (Photo: Li Ran/Xinhua/Reuters).

Author: Michael Clarke, UTS and ANU The withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan has prompted much breathless commentary, including on the implications for China’s role in the region. But despite predictions of sweeping geopolitical gains, China will be observing…