TikTok presents significant risks to people in power in business and politics. But a full ban on the app would be difficult to enforce.
The Summit for Democracy falsely divides the world into two camps: autocracies led by China and Russia and democracies led by the United States.
China’s brokering of Iran-Saudi Arabia normalization enhances its energy security issues and could turn it into a global maritime and monetary power.
Severe negative impact of China’s shrinking population is decades away. Right now, population losses are being offset by rising productivity.
Vietnam’s hedging strategy toward the Belt and Road Initiative serves as a model for other Southeast Asian countries in managing relations with China.
Douyin offers a platform for Chinese consumers to achieve greater public visibility of their complaints, forcing companies to respond.
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine — backed openly by China’s economic power — is just the first geopolitical product of a restored Russia-China axis.
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin prefer a multipolar world order, which would most probably result in a number of regional hegemons.
Xi Jinping’s trip to Moscow was more about reiterating China and Russia’s shared interests than pursuit of a settlement to the Ukraine war.
Concerns linger over whether TikTok is used by China for spying on users abroad. But as supplied to global markets, it’s no worse than other platforms in terms of harvesting user data.