August 13, 2014

In China, Climate Change Is Already Here

Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

China is already feeling the effects of climate change, and the results could be devastating.

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THE Uighurs have never been particularly comfortable in China. Xinjiang, the region where these Turkic Muslims once formed the vast majority, came unwillingly into the Chinese empire. Rebels in parts of it even set up independent... more ››
August 8, 2014
Can China Justify Its Would-Be Hegemony?
Robert Kelly, The Diplomat
By now the statistics of China’s rise are well-known. It has the world’s second largest gross domestic product (GDP). It will likely overtake U.S. GDP in the next decade. more ››
August 7, 2014
Canada Corrupted by China's Dirty Money
Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen
To comprehend just how far the corrupting rot of dirty Chinese money has spread throughout Canada, uproars unfolding in Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa at the moment are immediately instructive. Their lessons should also drive... more ››
August 7, 2014
Weibo Changing Local Chinese Gov't
Jiang & Schlaeger, The Diplomat
Most foreign studies on Chinese microblogs probe patterns of censorship, paying scant attention to how state-society conflicts are neutralized by local governments or how changes are introduced into local governance itself. more ››
August 6, 2014
The End of Consensus Politics in China
John Minnich, Stratfor
Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign is the broadest and deepest effort to purge, reorganize and rectify the Communist Party leadership since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the rise of Deng Xiaoping two... more ››