The Taiwan Strait is a major flashpoint that threatens to undermine regional and global stability. Yet crucial questions remain about China’s approach to Taiwan, including its strategy, timeline, and willingness to use force. To shed light on these issues, ChinaPower polled dozens of leading experts. Explore the results in this feature.
Tracking the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis
Chinese escalations in response to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan have precipitated the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis. This page tracks and analyzes key Chinese activities as they develop.
How Deep Are China-Russia Military Ties?
Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns about the deep military ties shared between China and Russia. This ChinaPower feature analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of China-Russia military relations, focusing on arms sales and joint military exercises.
What Are the Weaknesses of the China-Russia Relationship?
While China and Russia presently reap substantial benefits from ties with each other, their relationship is complex and comes with costs for both sides. This ChinaPower feature analyzes three key weaknesses of their relationship.
What Are the Key Strengths of the China-Russia Relationship?
This ChinaPower feature explores how China and Russia came to be so close, up until the time of Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine. This analysis centers on five key ways in which China benefits from the relationship.
How Has the China-Russia Relationship Evolved?
This ChinaPower backgrounder explores the history of China-Russia relations, from the founding of relations to the present.
Series: China-Russia Relations
Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine has cast a spotlight on China’s close ties with Russia. To better understand the strengths and weakness of the relationship, ChinaPower has developed a series consisting of a historical backgrounder and three features focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship.
How Is China Expanding its Infrastructure to Project Power Along its Western Borders?
Within Tibet and Xinjiang, China is constructing and upgrading dozens of airports and heliports—a large majority of which are military or dual-use facilities. China is supplementing its airpower expansion with new ground infrastructure that is upgrading the PLA’s ability to move troops, weaponry, and supplies.