This ChinaPower series closely examines developments surrounding the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis.
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.
After Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen transited through the United States and held an in-person meeting with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, China held major military exercises around Taiwan. This page tracks key Chinese activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.