Op Ed

Washington Times: China’s military modernization continues unabated

By: Jianli Yang - May 6, 2021 Amidst growing territorial disputes with its neighbors and military tensions with the United States, China has projected defense expenditure growth of 6.8% this year. This allocation is the sharpest increase since 2019 and the third...

Newsweek: China’s Attempt to Spy on Uyghurs at Home and Abroad

By: Jianli Yang & Dolkun Isa - April 27, 2021 China today hosts a complex web of surveillance systems to keep track of its citizens and critics, both at home and abroad. Not only does the Chinese state operate multiple systems to maintain surveillance on its...

The Hill: For China, a summit to neutralize criticism, not carbon

By: Jianli Yang & Aaron Rhodes - April 22, 2021 President Biden’s virtual Leadership Summit on Climate is meant to counteract what is considered damage to the nation’s environmental image by the Trump administration, and the exercise hopefully will have concrete...

National Review: How China Censors Foreign Journalism

By: Jianli Yang - April 14, 2021 Late last month, after nine years in China, BBC Beijing correspondent John Sudworth clandestinely left with his family for Taiwan. His move followed a propaganda campaign against him for his coverage of the origins of COVID-19 and of a...