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Hong Kong's Struggle for Democracy

Kerry Brown, The Diplomat

Hong Kong on Edge

Luke Hunt, The Diplomat

Democracy Is Contagious

Isaac Stone Fish, Foreign Policy

Hong Kong's Democracy Dilemma

Margaret Ng, New York Times

The risk-averse leadership in Beijing looked at the option of having a genuine democracy in their sovereign territory, looked at the Occupy Central Movement, looked at messy demo...(full article)

Demonstrating an unhappy combination of timidity and stupidity, Beijing has fashioned a rod to beat its own back....(full article)

A fatalistic dread is sweeping through Hong Kong amid fears that a violent confrontation between Chinese forces and supporters of the pan-democrats and Occupy Central movement, d...(full article)

Want a simple method for understanding top-level decision-making in China? Assume that the decision was made with the end goal of keeping the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in power...(full article)

HONG KONG — On Sunday the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress issued restrictive guidelines for the election of Hong Kong’s next chief executive in 201...(full article)

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Ending East Asia's History Wars - Yuriko Koike, Project Syndicate

Japan and South Korea need to take responsibility for the future, not obsess about the past. A recent Japanese government white paper called South Korea the country “that sha...

Resource Wars: Coming to a Border Near You? - Dan McGroarty, RCW

The coming resource wars will not be a Malthusian fight for finite resources, where the Cassandras of peak oil give way to fear-mongering about "peak everything." Technology itself...

South China Sea Follies - Bloomberg View

The Chinese position is more than hypocritical; it’s short-sighted. Open seas -- and the U.S. Navy’s efforts to defend them -- have been critical to China’s rise ...

Are Good Times Back in China? - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

What's the difference between first class and business class? Apparently nothing, at least on state-owned China Southern Airlines, the mainland's largest carrier. According to a re...

Exposing China's Provocations - James Holmes, The Diplomat

U.S. and allied forces should film Chinese assertiveness and let the whole world see it firsthand....

Beijing's Booming Population Risks Instability - Clint Richards, Diplomat

Pollution and rapidly increasing rural migrants could quickly outstrip Beijing’s ability to cope....

Responding to China's Air Intercept - Ryan Santicola, The Diplomat

The US response to the recent intercept is important in the context of the safety and freedom of international airspace....

Deng Xiaoping's Lasting Legacy - Japan Times

Last Friday marked the 110th birthday of Deng Xiaoping, the man who in many ways is the architect of contemporary China. A partner and occasional victim of Mao Zedong, he broke wit...

U.S. Must Acknowledge China's Ambition - Chris Layne, Boston Globe

One hundred years ago this month, Britain declared war on Germany. And though the issues of that era may seem irrelevant now, the pre-war tensions between those two nations can act...

Indian Trade Booming with ASEAN - Luke Hunt, The Diplomat

Business ties extending west into India have never enjoyed the same cachet as trade with China to the north. That’s partly because access to India was blocked by Myanmar’s is...

Keeping China Honest in Hong Kong - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

How many times does China’s ruling Communist Party have to say that it opposes “genuine choice” in Hong Kong elections before the local democracy movement conside...

Iran Looks East, China Pivots West - Dickey & Ighani, The Diplomat

The two countries need each other, in a relationship that seems unlikely to be derailed soon....

China's Silent War on Terror - Emily Rauhala, Time

A virtual media blackout makes it hard to know what's happening as Beijing tackles unrest among its Uighur Muslim minorities....

China's Five Military Game Changers - Robert Farley, The National Interest

Beijing's military prowess grows with each passing day. Should Washington be concerned?...

'Made in China' Now Being Made in Africa - Brendon Hong, Daily Beast

The cost of labor in China is going up, so Chinese manufacturers are moving to Africa, and they’re playing all the angles....

What China Wants - The Economist

After a bad couple of centuries, China is itching to regain its place in the world. How should America respond?...

Only U.S. Can Prevent Great Power War - Alex Ward, The Diplomat

As the World War I centennial is celebrated, repressed thoughts of great power war once again begin to surface. With today’s highly “interconnected global economy” underwritt...

Can China Save Africa's Elephants? - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Poaching rates correlate with the local black-market price of ivory, according to the study. Much of the seized ivory is bound for (or is already in) China. The authors suggest tha...

Chinese Foreign Policy Needs Major Reform - Dingding Chen, The Diplomat

Perhaps the most important question facing China and the rest of the world in coming decades is how China will use its increasing power at the global level (this is assuming that...

Why a China-South Korea Alliance Won't Happen - Jin Kai, The Diplomat

Despite close ties, Beijing and Seoul’s divergent interests, as well as regional politics, preclude a formal alliance....

Asia's Never-Ending War - Boston Globe

In the eyes of many Japanese, especially the right-wing voters who helped elect Abe, the annual controversy over visits by Japanese politicians to the shrine seems unfair. It honor...

Taiwan's Identity Crisis - Jonathan Sullivan, National Interest

The conundrum for the DPP is that the Taiwanese identity that has been trampled on and discarded under Ma is both a trump card and a liability....

Can China and Vatican Overcome Differences? - Shannon Tiezzi, Diplomat

Can China and the Vatican come to a compromise that allows for formal diplomatic relations?...

Chinese Pilots Fly at Russia's Top Gun - Thomas Newdick, War Is Boring

Chinese and Russian fighter pilots have been testing their skills in an unprecedented series of maneuvers in southeast Russia. Some observers have billed the Aviadarts exercise as ...

Five Reasons the U.S. Can't Beat China in Africa - Zachary Keck, TNI

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama convened nearly fifty African heads of state in Washington, DC for the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. As the largest event ever ...

The Great Chinese Exodus - Andrew Browne, Wall Street Journal

Today, China's borders are wide open. Almost anybody who wants a passport can get one. And Chinese nationals are leaving in vast waves: Last year, more than 100 million outbound tr...

Obama's China Strategy Is Doomed - Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest

As Beijing’s power grows, it will become more and more difficult for Washington to continue its strategy of trying to enjoy the fruits of all possible approaches to dealing w...

China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military - Adam Minter, Bloomberg

It’s hard to argue that China has played a constructive “builder” role in Iraq recent years, especially as its oil interests have expanded, just as it is difficult to counter...

Asia Lessons from Ford and Kissinger - Andrew Gawthorpe, The Diplomat

Obama is not the first president to face these problems – aggressive adversaries, nervous allies, and a U.S. public deeply unwilling to make the commitments necessary to reassu...

Can Asia's 'Middle Powers' Create Stability? - Mohan & Medcalf, TNI

In a changing Asia, not even steadfast allies like Australia can afford to put all their eggs in the alliance basket. Thus in a new research paper, we argued that it is time for n...

Obama's Foreign Policy Record: TBD - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

This is all intrinsically connected with optics: America's reputation for power as perceived by its friends and enemies. To wit, the Israelis might not have liked Kissinger or Bake...

Can China Legitimate Its Would-Be Hegemony? - Robert Kelley, Diplomat

It may dominate the region, but would Chinese hegemony be something more than despotism?...

Xi Jinping Is China's Gorbachev - Gordon Chang, The National Interest

Xi, like Gorbachev, is a figure wanting to accomplish great deeds in reforming an ailing system. And like the last Soviet leader, Xi has started something he cannot control....

Asia's Reform Trinity? - Kishore Mahbubani, Project Syndicate

Asia is poised to enter a historical sweet spot, with three of its most populous countries – China, India, and Indonesia – led by strong, dynamic, and reform-minded lea...

China vs. Western Companies - Minxin Pei, Fortune

Western companies should fight against Beijing’s latest monopoly investigations by following China’s legal procedure, demanding transparency, and getting the facts out....

In China, Climate Change Is Already Here - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

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

Why Is China Nationalizing Christianity? - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

The rapid growth in religion is particularly troubling for the CCP given that its own abandonment of Marxism has created an ideological vacuum. In its place, the CCP has increasing...

Cross-Strait Agreement's Costs for Taiwan - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

The unsigned editorial in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Taiwan Leaves Itself Behind,” could have been written by an official in the Ma Ying-jeou administration. That it...

Sam Pa: China's Middleman in Africa - Tom Burgis, Financial Times

For a decade, Sam Pa has opened doors for Beijing in Africa. But his story reveals a troubling side to China’s ambitions....

China's Political Spectrum Under Xi Jinping - Sebastian Veg, The Diplomat

Eighteen months after Xi’s ascension, news of a formal investigation of Zhou Yongkang wraps up the president’s first political cycle of power consolidation. That makes it a g...

Ulysses S. Grant's East China Sea Diplomacy - James Holmes, The Diplomat

While on a post-presidential trip to Asia, General Grant mediated Sino-Japanese talks over the Ryukyu Islands....

China's Far West: A Chechnya in the Making - The Economist

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 empi...

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 ...

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 a...

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 immediatel...

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