In April 2023, after Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen transited through the United States, China responded with significant military and diplomatic measures. This ChinaPower feature analyzes Chinese activities and explores the factors impacting Beijing’s decisionmaking.
Power is traditionally discussed in terms of affecting outcomes within the international system through either threats or coercion. Equally important is how countries leverage their international image to persuade others to support their interests. International image is thus a critical source of state power, a conduit through which countries with high levels of prestige can convert resources into policy outcomes. Explore our featured content below to assess the sources of China’s international prestige and influence.
Putting Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s 2023 U.S. Transit in Context
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen transited through the United States in late March and early April of 2023. This ChinaPower feature contextualizes Tsai’s transit and Chinese responses by breaking down the facts surrounding past transits and analyzing China’s past behavior.
China’s Power: Up for Debate
From November 2022 to January 2023, ChinaPower is hosting its seventh annual conference series, featuring leading experts from around the world to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power.
Surveying the Experts: China’s Approach to Taiwan
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.
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.
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.
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021
China Power will host its sixth annual conference as a series of keynote remarks and five virtual debates, featuring leading experts from both China and the United States to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power.
Is China Succeeding at Shaping Global Narratives about Covid-19?
China has heavily leveraged social media, especially Twitter, in an attempt to repair its reputation and cast doubt on prevailing global narratives about the pandemic. ChinaPower analysis reveals new details about the scope and objectives of Chinese disinformation and propaganda campaigns.