Latest from John Pomfret

Xi is leading China’s aggressive new strategy, but he didn’t invent it

White House official Rush Doshi explains the goal: to supplant U.S. global dominance.
  • Sep 17, 2021

China’s biggest global foil is often just China

China is alienating individuals and nations across the world.
  • Mar 30, 2021

Keep the tough approach or seek cooperation? China looms large for Biden.

How the United States fashions its most consequential foreign relationship will depend a lot on which view of Xi Jinping the president-elect embraces.
  • Nov 10, 2020

How the U.S. should respond to China’s saber-rattling on Taiwan

The United States might want to use every other arrow in its quiver to counter China's bluster — ambiguity included.
  • Oct 26, 2020

Trump’s plan for ‘pro-American’ education would make China’s Communists proud

As my 11-year-old asked the other day, “Does Trump want to make America more like China?”
  • Sep 22, 2020

Biden could execute a strong and effective China policy ... thanks to Trump

Should Biden win the White House, he and his team will be able to strengthen the best of the Trump's administration's measures and disregard the rest.
  • Aug 21, 2020

Why are U.S. institutions working with scientists linked to China’s military modernization?

U.S. institutions need to work harder to ensure that they are not actively involved in helping the Chinese military.
  • Jul 30, 2020

To cool off U.S.-China tensions, let’s start with a truce on media access

The solution could be establishing a clear-cut quota system for the number of reporters in each country.
  • Jul 10, 2020

The Hong Kong security law could be China’s blueprint to deal with the ‘Taiwan problem’

China has arguably moved a step closer to preparing for war with the island democracy that sits 90 miles off its coast.
  • Jul 6, 2020

Just like Zoom, more companies should expect political pressure from China

Beijing no longer views businesses as simply banks or video-chat companies. Instead, it sees them as vectors of influence.
  • Jun 18, 2020