The Re-Education

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, the US pushes back against China’s “state-sponsored repression, surveillance, indoctrination and brutality.”

A Stealthy Grain of Rice

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, criticisms from the US, a big hack and relations with South Asian countries dominated the headlines.

Of Complicated Relationships

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. The long term effects of the trade war, Sino-Pakistan ties and the World AI Conference dominated headlines. 

An East Wind Brews

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, pancake diplomacy, India’s ‘wily’ diplomacy and treatment of ethnic Uighurs dominated headlines. 

The Mega Africa Summit

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, summits with African countries and the Pacific Islands dominated the headlines. 

Xi’s Intact Authority

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week Xi Jinping places party loyalty over all else while his defence minister visits India.

Whirlwinds of Change

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, Xi Jinping’s visit to Africa and the BRICS meeting saw the signing of many deals.

Xi Steps Out

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, President Xi Jinping leaves for his foreign tours while a trade spat unfolds at the WTO.

The First Shots of War

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, China formulates a multi-pronged strategy to deal with the trade war thrust on it by the US, the Communist Party turns 97 and India makes a concession.

A New World Order

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, Xi outlines his vision for a new world order, as China and India become unusual bedfellows.

Kim Visits China. Again

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, Xi and Kim cosy up, China fights back in the trade war with the USA, and the Chinese ambassador lays out a road map for relations with India.

Summing up the Summits

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, the US tries to spin the Trump-Kim talks, Xi stresses the ‘Shanghai Spirit’, and the Chinese engine of growth stutters.

The Drumbeat of Tensions

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, there’s trouble in the South China Sea, and China aims for self-reliance as US trade negotiators and Angela Merkel come visiting.