February 15, 2012

Welcome to a More Assertive China

Frank Ching, China Post

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Beijing's veto, along with that of Moscow, of a U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Syria reflects a more assertive China in contrast with an earlier period in which the Chinese would simply go along with the majority by abstaining.

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Why Is China Getting Canada's Oil?
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February 13, 2012
China's Political Star Xi a Study in Contrasts
Demick & Pierson, LA Times
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February 12, 2012
Pressuring Russia & China Is Key to Ousting Assad
Suzanne Nossel, TNR
By deciding to stand with the Syrian people, these governments have isolated Russia and China, training an uneasy spotlight on what may be behind the vetoes. Their lone stance underscores that even those most staunchly... more ››
February 13, 2012
Hong Kong's Mainland Worries
Trefor Moss, The Diplomat
Fireworks are a theme of Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year celebrations. But this year has been more explosive than usual, as a nasty debate has flared over Hong Kong’s place in the Chinese cosmos. The spat has left... more ››