China’s global ambitions

US delegates went to Beijing this week to discuss trade. But what are China’s economic and foreign policy goals as it grapples with America over trade and expands the Belt and Road Initiative? Here’s the best of our opinion and analysis

Beijing must manage the debt of its Belt and Road Initiative, for everybody’s sake

The country has shifted the axis of the global economy and the balance of power

The charms of democracy and free markets have withered for China’s leaders

Even with steeper tariffs, Beijing may still gain the upper hand

China needs a financial system that allocates resources more productively

Beijing plans to be the world leader in the technology by 2030. The contest will come down to who can better manipulate the data

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