January 15, 2014

China's Westward Strategy

Yo-Jung Chen, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Beijing is seeking new energy supply routes to its west. Will that influence its eastern strategy?

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Abe and Xi: Birds of a Feather
Ankit Panda, The Diplomat
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January 8, 2014
Why Nintendo Doesn't Stand a Chance in China
Roberto Ferdman, Quartz
Nintendo’s stock has soared on news that China is moving to end its 14-year-old ban on foreign-made video-game consoles. But don’t believe the hype. Nintendo doesn’t have what the country’s gamers are... more ››
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Shaq in China: A Love Story
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Watching Shaq in action, it wasn't hard to understand why China has treated him so well. He seemed to have the country down to a science: With his expressive body language and infectious charm, it was as if he barely needed my... more ››
January 9, 2014
Is China Copying Old Imperial Japan?
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In the 1920s, Japan began to translate its growing economic might — after a prior 50-year crash course in Western capitalism and industrialization — into formidable military power. At first, few of its possible... more ››
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