August 1, 2014

Stop Predicting China's Economic Collapse

Tyler Roney, The Diplomat


This spring and early summer were full of reports that China’s economy — and the dangerous political clout that comes with it — were ebbing. Some were even predicting that the Dragon Economy would collapse altogether and that it would take the world with it in its spiral toward oblivion. But despite these predictions of an economic doomsday, things are looking up this month.

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July 30, 2014
Old Wars Add to New Tensions in Asia
Rowan Callick, The Australian
This week, China is in celebratory mood - anticipating the anniversary on Friday of the start of the First Sino-Japanese War. If you didn't know, you'd think China had won. In fact, by the following April the war ended in... more ››
July 31, 2014
The Vladimir Putin of China?
Bloomberg View
In his takedown of former security chief Zhou Yongkang, Chinese President Xi Jinping has bagged the most fearsome beast in his campaign against corrupt officials, both "tigers" and petty "flies." Unless Xi rethinks the way he... more ››
July 29, 2014
A Plan to Save the East China Sea
Stewart Taggart, The National Interest
Disputed islands. Air identification zones. Incidents at sea. Arguments over history. These ongoing headlines obscure the real challenges of the East China Sea. These include increasing energy security, limiting climate change... more ››
July 29, 2014
Are the Philippines Worth Fighting For?
William Pesek, Bloomberg View
Nothing tells the story of where the Philippines was before Benigno Aquino and now better than Transparency International’s rankings. When he rose to the presidency in 2010 pledging to attack graft, his country was rated... more ››
July 28, 2014
The Death of the Great Bargain
Graeme Dobell, The National Interest
In 1972, Nixon and Mao met in Beijing to begin the Great Asia Bargain. Nixon called it the week that changed the world. The Republican and the Revolutionary ushered in a glorious period. more ››