MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
By Lyric Li | The Washington Post (free)
Small protests against China’s strict “zero COVID” policy occurred in several cities Monday evening, as citizens defied a police crackdown and threats of reprisal, with Beijing blaming “foreign forces” even as authorities moved to vaccinate more seniors and relax some distancing measures.
By Natalie Kitroeff | The New York Times
Fearing a mass exodus, some Biden officials are pressing for a multinational force, but they don’t want to send U.S. troops and haven’t been able to persuade other countries to take the lead.
By Felicia Schwartz | Financial Times
U.S. officials said Russia had postponed crucial nuclear weapons talks that were due to begin Tuesday, marking a setback for the last remaining arms treaty between the powers and providing further evidence of fraying diplomatic ties since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
By Henry Foy & Demetri Sevastopulo | Financial Times
The U.S. is pushing its European allies to take a harder stance towards Beijing as it tries to leverage its position on Ukraine to gain more support from NATO countries for its efforts to counter China in the Indo-Pacific.