A fight over Chairman Mao at the Olympics has left President Xi’s officials in the unusual position of being attacked as weak and spineless by young nationalists back home.
And why America doesn’t really mind.
A bitter army of social media users did not take well to China’s table tennis loss in the Games this week. The fact that Japan took the win only made matters worse.
The Biden administration says China’s civilian intelligence service is responsible for a sweeping hacking campaign that targeted American companies this year.
The hard problem is how long and at what cost is the U.S. willing to stand between Taiwan and mainland China’s aggression.
These two competitors need each other every bit as much as they may also threaten each other—both as partners and, paradoxically, as rivals.
A government official told SpyTalk that claims Dong Jingwei, vice minister of China’s principle espionage and internal security agency, fled to the U.S. are simply false.