January 5, 2014

Beijing's One-Year Plan

Damien Ma, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Six major trends to watch in 2014, as China embarks on monumental economic reform.

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January 2, 2014
2014: Good Year for a Great War?
Graham Allison, The National Interest
As we enter 2014, war between great powers seems almost inconceivable. But if we start at the other end of the telescope by imagining that a Great War with some similarities to World War I actually happened, what could future... more ››
January 2, 2014
Shrine Flap Threatens U.S.-Asia Hopes
Benny Avni, New York Post
Encouraging Asian democracies to jointly stand up for themselves against China turns out to be trickier than we’d hoped, as fast-chilling relations between South Korea and Japan demonstrate. more ››
January 2, 2014
Asia May Lose Manufacturing Jobs ... to U.S.
Tamsin McMahon, Maclean's
With its 1.5 million factory workers earning as little as $300 a month to make iPhones, laptops and PlayStations, the Chinese behemoth Foxconn has become a potent symbol of America’s manufacturing decline and the transfer of... more ››
January 1, 2014
Better Scrap That War with China in 2014
Peter Lee, Asia Times
At the end of 2011, in an article on this site titled "Maybe that war with China isn't so far off after all", I drew that gloomy conclusion because the United States, thanks to the justifications, excuses, and pretexts... more ››
January 1, 2014
America Caught Behaving Like China
Greg Scoblete, RealClearWorld
If there's been one consistent theme running through the revelations provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, it's that the gulf between what the U.S. says on the global stage and what it does in practice is anywhere from huge to... more ››