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The reason for that strain was the American reaction to the Thai military’s coup d’état, which overthrew Thailand’s democratically-elected civilian governm...(full article)

So China has no good strategy to counter American intervention—and may not even care that much about doing so—because Chinese officialdom and commentators seldom use the word ...(full article)

The four-day state visit to India by the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, which begins today, becomes a challenging diplomatic initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi....(full article)

China isn't necessarily headed for a crash in 2015. But those counting on the PBOC to prop up growth need to reconsider their confidence....(full article)

With only 20 percent of the population, the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies account for nearly half of global economic output. Through our new Global Metro Monitor rep...(full article)

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China's Internet Firewall Is a Global Concern - Boston Globe

The country has for years imposed some of the world’s most rigorous restrictions on the Internet. And its citizens have mostly shrugged and devised clever ways to slip past t...

China's Novel Definition of Terrorism - Zunyou Zhou, The Diplomat

Following the 9/11 attacks, the media frequently reported that China was planning to adopt a comprehensive anti-terrorism law. It was not until last November, however, that the Nat...

Tibetans Face an Unprecedented Crackdown - Julia Famularo, TNI

Beijing’s far-reaching counterterrorism campaign continues to expand with serious implications for Tibet....

China Needs a New Silk Road of Ideas - Ma Junjie, The Diplomat

Much analysis is missing perhaps the most important potential role of China’s Silk Road aspirations....

Hong Kong Should Aid Border Trading - South China Morning Post

A city built on the backbone of trading should have no difficulty coming up with answers. The parallel-goods traders are only doing what Hong Kong does on a larger scale every day:...

Xi Jinping's War on China - Elizabeth Economy, National Interest

As Xi Jinping nears the two-year mark of his tenure as president of China, he might want to take stock of what is working on the political front and what is not. Here are some earl...

Xi's Talking Points Reveal His Vision for China - S. Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Kerry Brown just noted for The Diplomat that President Xi Jinping is far more willing to speak out than his more reserved predecessor, Hu Jintao. China’s domestic media have ...

Considering a Punitive Expedition Against IS - Steven Metz, WPR

From the moment the United States took on the so-called Islamic State (IS), whether or not to use ground forces has been one of the most contentious issues. Deeply aware of the lin...

Is China Preparing for Currency War? - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

China has entered the global monetary-easing fray, along with more than a dozen other economies, after its central bank surprised investors by cutting reserve requirements 50 basis...

Will China Join the Fight Against ISIS? - Simone van Nieuwenhuizen, NI

Despite China's long-standing diplomatic principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states, Beijing cannot completely control its citizens' involvement in terro...

Can U.S. and China Redefine Great Power Relations? - K. Rudd, HuffPo

EIJING -- I have watched carefully the evolution of China's concept of a "New Type of Great Power Relationship." This has been a core element of President Xi Jinping's foreign poli...

A Plane Crash Across the Strait - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Beijing and Taipei’s responses to a fatal plane crash in Taiwan reveal the complexities of their relationship....

Why Obama's Asia Pivot Is Failing - Harry Kazianis, China Policy Institute

I have always been a big believer in goal setting. A simple idea we all take for granted, yet, goals allow one to make simple judgments when it comes to your own personal successes...

China Has no Need to Confront the West - Wang Yawei, Asia Sentinel

Many observers ponder Russia’s international isolation following its annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine and the increasing dependence on China – and are p...

The Disaster that Looms over the South China Sea - Sean Mirski, TNI

U.S. policy makers should recognize that the next crisis in the South China Sea could inadvertently start in the waters between a fishing trawler and a zealous coast-guard cutter....

China Unmoved by U.S.-India Courtship - Dingding Chen, The Diplomat

A warmer India-U.S. relationship will not hurt China-India relations — unless India makes a suicidal choice....

The Dangers of Asian Multipolarity - Julian Snelder, The Interpreter

'The US has played a great power role in the western Pacific since at least 1898. Indeed its unwillingness to cede to the Japanese exclusive control over the region helped to prese...

The Canal Nicaragua Doesn't Need - Russell Sticklor, World Politics Review

In late December, nearly 100 years to the day after the Panama Canal first opened for business, Nicaragua broke ground on Central America’s second mega-canal project, the aptly n...

Explaining the Global Surplus of Men - David Bauer, Quartz

Men now outnumber women on the planet by 60 million, the highest ever recorded. Preference for sons in India and China is driving the trend, but those two countries are not the onl...

Europe Sits on the Verge of Regime Collapse - John Feffer, TomDispatch

Politically, the center may not hold and things seem to be falling apart. From the left, parties like Syriza in Greece are challenging the EU's prescriptions of austerity. From the...

Prospects for a U.S.-Russia War? The Scholars' View - Maliniak et al, FP

How likely is war between the United States and China or Russia over the next decade? Well, generally speaking, the IR scholars surveyed believe that on the whole, war between thes...

Russian Pipelines Are Chinese Lifelines - Igor Alexeev, Oil Price

China needs Russia’s natural gas and remains a crucial market for Russia to enter, and now Russia’s natural gas exports to China will expand thanks to the Power of Sibe...

The Revenge of Geopolitics - Swati Arun, The Diplomat

Even if states thought that realpolitik was no more, they could not get away from the international system. In hindsight, it is clear that certain members of the system have always...

Trade Goes on as Usual in the S. China Sea - N. Jenny, Global Risk Insights

Despite China's increasing assertiveness regarding its territorial claims in the South China Sea, trade in the region is still unaffected....

China's Period of Strategic Opportunity Ends - K. Brown, The Diplomat

Three-quarters of the way into this era of “strategic opportunity,” and we might argue that this period has already come to an end. Economically and geopolitically, the China o...

China's Long-Haul Indian Ocean Strategy - Kabir Taneja, The Diplomat

The docking last September of a Chinese naval submarine in Colombo turned heads in New Delhi, just as the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still getting up to...

US Should Address North Korea by Listening to China - Doug Bandow

One of Washington’s greatest policy failures is North Korea. Pyongyang’s most recent provocation apparently was hacking Sony Pictures in retaliation for the movie The I...

A Tipping Point in Xinjiang's Insurgency - Gabe Collins, The Diplomat

What the data reveals about the ongoing insurgency in Xinjiang....

Burying China's 'String of Pearls' - Christopher Yung, The Diplomat

In a November 8 column, U.S. Naval War College Professor James R. Holmes (aka the Naval Diplomat) criticized a new National Defense University (NDU) report on Chinese overseas...

Xi Jinping Wants It All - John McLaughlin, Ozy

Chinese President Xi Jinping enters 2015 with more hanging in the balance than any other Chinese leader in recent memory. He is attempting the hardest thing a national leader can d...

Nepal's India-China Dance - Manish Gyawali, The Diplomat

No longer treated as a peripheral concern, Nepal is receiving overtures from both China and India....

China's New Subnormal - Simon Cox, Foreign Policy

China’s economy must become more innovative, its leaders insist. But the same is not true of its economic slogans, it seems. If anything, they are becoming more derivative. Ove...

Xi Can Make China's Food Safer - South China Morning Post

China's food-processing industry remains 15 years behind non-food counterparts, according to a Hong Kong-based quality-control specialist hired by factory customers. AsiaInspection...

Rajapaksa Surprisingly Stands Down - Japan Times

There were two striking developments after voters in Sri Lanka went to the polls on Jan. 8 to select their president. First, the incumbent, Mahinda Rajapaksa, lost. To the surprise...

Shakespeare with Chinese Characteristics - Ross Perlin, Foreign Policy

Shakespeare is booming in China. But translating the Bard’s greatest works isn’t as clear as a summer’s day....

Asia's Race into Space - James Clay Moltz, Daily Beast

While NASA and the European Space Agency gets most of the world’s attention, China, Japan and India are racing for the heavens....

Solving Tokyo and Beijing's Island Dispute - M. O'Hanlon, National Interest

Within the pages of the National Interest, I have had the privilege of being part of a recent discussion about the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea with Robert Manning ...

China's Influence in Africa Is Overblown - Economist

China has become by far Africa’s biggest trading partner, exchanging about $160 billion-worth of goods a year; more than 1m Chinese, most of them labourers and traders, have ...

How History Affects Chinese Conduct - Michael Swaine, The Diplomat

As China’s power and influence continue to grow in Asia and beyond, many analysts look to Chinese history to understand how a strong China will behave and view the world in t...

A Chinese City Bans the Burqa - Lily Kuo, Quartz

Chinese authorities have banned women in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang—an autonomous western region where Muslims account for almost half of the population—from ...

China's Crackdown May Be Cracking up - Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

Through the wild swings of Chinese history since its Communist revolution in 1949, there has been one constant: Outsiders have rarely understood what was happening while it was hap...

China's Debt Still a Problem Despite Good Numbers - William Pesek, BV

The improving U.S. economy has brought some welcome cheer to officials in Beijing, which reported an unexpectedly high 9.7 percent jump in December exports on Tuesday. If those num...

An Election of Deep Consequence to Asia - Harsh Pant, The Diplomat

Sri Lanka’s surprising election result will have complex effects on the India-China-Sri Lanka strategic triangle....

Across China, Worker Protests Are Surging - China Labour Bulletin

Construction workers, teachers and miners joined factory workers in a wave of strikes and protests across China in the final quarter of 2014. China Labour Bulletin’s Strike M...

Sri Lanka Upset a Blow to China - Kevin Sullivan, The Week

For Mahinda Rajapaksa, the now former president of Sri Lanka, last week's stunning election defeat must be a bit of a head-scratcher. Having ended the country's decades-long civil ...

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Shanghai dampens Lunar New Year eve

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Officials have put the brakes on some popular Chinese New Year events in big ci...

China man gets US$189,000 for time

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A Chinese man who was freed after six years on death row following a wrongful m...