December 2, 2013

Turmoil Threatens China's Mideast Plans

Jingdong Yuan, World Politics Review

The Associated Press

China's policy of non-intervention may run aground.

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November 27, 2013
China May Have Overplayed Its Hand
David Pilling, Financial Times
China’s aim appears to be to change the facts on the ground – or, in this case, in the air. Its new zone challenges Japan’s longstanding de facto control of the islands, which it incorporated into its territory... more ››
November 27, 2013
China's Emerging Speculation Problem
Sara Hsu, The Diplomat
With worrisome levels of speculative investment, China would do well to specifically target its shadow banking sector. more ››
November 28, 2013
China's Limited Influence
Ian Bremmer, New York Times
In today’s media-driven world, soft power is another crucial element of superpower influence. Yet, beyond the inaccessibility of China’s language for most foreigners and their indifference to its social trends,... more ››
November 28, 2013
Will U.S.-China Game Play Out in Thailand?
Walter Russell Mead, TAI
As Thailand edges uneasily toward a new political era, Americans and others will be watching to see whether political change at home implies change in its foreign policy. In a worse-case scenario, China and the United States... more ››
November 29, 2013
Xi Jinping Overreaches in the East China Sea
William Pesek, Bloomberg
The Communist Party summit that recast Xi Jinping as a reformer extraordinaire has produced its first foreign-policy initiative: poking Japan in the eye. That seems to be the point of China’s declaration of a vast... more ››