July 1, 2014

China's Presidential Spin Doctor

Johnny Erling, Worldcrunch


An American diplomat once compared the role of the trim Chinese adviser to that of two heavyweight presidential advisors. Wang, he said, was Karl Rove and Henry Kissinger rolled into one.

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June 20, 2014
For Gas, China Muscles onto Russia's Turf
Reid Standish, FP
To see the future of Central Asia, just follow the pipelines to China.   China has turned to Central Asia to satisfy its growing appetite for energy for 15 years now. According to a new report by energy giant British Petroleum,... more ››
June 21, 2014
Why China Worries Washington
Amy Zegart, The American Interest
A strong and rising China is something the U.S. should worry about—and so is a weak and unstable China. But perhaps most worrying of all is the fundamental uncertainty about which scenario we’ll see. more ››
June 20, 2014
China and America: Passive-Aggressive Powers
Ian Bremmer, Reuters
Xi Jinping and Barack Obama want to have their foreign policy cake and eat it, too. For both leaders, international engagement isn’t top of mind: they want to downplay their global leadership roles in order to focus on more... more ››
June 19, 2014
Hong Kong vs. Beijing: A Showdown Looms
The Economist
FOR years after the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, China’s leaders surprised the world by adhering scrupulously to Hong Kong’s unusual political set-up of “one country, two systems”.... more ››
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