February 8, 2014

China Pokes Nose into America's Backyard

Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

China’s new outreach to CELAC is only one part of Beijing’s growing engagement with Central and Latin America.

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February 3, 2014
China's Super Bowl Was Really Boring, Too
Lily Kuo, Quartz
The world’s biggest television event so far this year isn’t America’s Super Bowl, but a live, almost five-hour spectacular of song, dance, and skits hosted by China’s state television network. The annual Spring Festival... more ››
February 3, 2014
Who Will be the Next China?
Samuel Rines, The National Interest
China posted astounding growth rates both before and after the Great Recession. But now its GDP growth numbers are decelerating, and the days of 10 percent growth are over. Slowing is different than ceasing to contribute,... more ››
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Asia's Dangerous Strongman Nostalgia
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China's Rise Creating Strange Bedfellows
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Weeks after Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were in India for one of their rare overseas visits, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined India's 65th Republic Day celebrations to commemorate the Indian constitution... more ››
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China's Human Flesh Search Engine
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Last month a Chinese official in charge of internet surveillance gave notice that mobs of web users who turn on individuals and make their lives a misery will not be tolerated. In China it happens often and on a massive scale,... more ››