China

中华人民共和国

China's Fragile Evolution

Rodger Baker & John Minnich, Stratfor

Pondering a Chinese Breakdown

Nadege Rolland, Lowy Interpreter

China and Russia Wrestle in Central Asia

Arthur Guschin, The Diplomat

Last week, China's anti-corruption campaign took a significant turn, though a largely overlooked one. The Supreme People's Court released a statement accusing former Politburo Stan...(full article)

It takes a certain audacity to toy with the idea of a coming Chinese crack-up, knowing perfectly well that collapsist or doom-laden prophecies can easily be brushed away as being s...(full article)

WHEN the 13th Dalai Lama died in 1933, the body of Tibet’s spiritual leader was placed in state on a throne at the Norbulingka, his summer palace in the capital, Lhasa. It fa...(full article)

Until recently, Central Asia played only a modest role in world politics, a reflection of its economic weakness, domestic problems, and distrust of integration. Russia’s pres...(full article)

Competition between the world's two greatest economic powers is both inevitable and (for the most part) beneficial. This is the case even when China and the U.S. are arguing over c...(full article)

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China Moves In on U.S. Turf - Washington Post

THE OBAMA administration suffered a foreign policy setback last week when three European allies — Germany, France and Italy — decided to join a fourth, Britain, as shar...

Is China a Threat to U.S.? - Salvatore Babones, Foreign Policy In Focus

It turns out that that a large-scale conflict in the Asia-Pacific is much more difficult to imagine than China hawks like to pretend....

A New Vision for China-Australia Relations - S. Harris, East Asia Forum

Asia’s regional dynamics are changing. While the US is a Pacific power, it’s an outsider in Asia. To complicate the picture, the region features a China that is the lar...

China Admits It Has a Cyber Army - Shane Harris, Daily Beast

A high-level Chinese military organization has for the first time formally acknowledged that the country’s military and its intelligence community have specialized units for wagi...

Australia Needs New Approach to Defense - Peter Layton, Lowy Interpreter

ISIS and submarines are the two big fashionable defence and national security concerns at the moment. When combined, they make it evident that there is need for a considerable reth...

Chinese Dragon Loses Its Steam - Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

China under the Communist Party has been described as history's most successful dictatorship. China is not just a rising power: it has risen. While average income per person in the...

How Much Is China Really Spending on Military? - Kyle Mizokami, WIB

China has announced its defense budget for 2015. Beijing will spend the equivalent of $144.2 billion dollars on its military, a 10.1-percent increase year over year....

China's Own Tijuana - Brendon Hong, Daily Beast

MONG LA, Burma — The first noticeable thing in this Burmese town that borders China’s Yunnan Province, is that they really like the Chinese character xin. Half of the b...

China Tells Dalai Lama What to do in Afterlife - Gwynn Guilford, Quartz

“The reincarnation of the Dalai Lama has to be endorsed by the central government, not by any other sides, including the Dalai Lama himself,” said the religious affairs head of...

Myanmar Air Force Mistakenly Bombs in China - A. Panda, The Diplomat

4 Chinese citizens were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Myanmar Air Force....

How Can China Be an Arctic Power? - Nong Hong, China Policy Institute

During the Cold War, the Arctic was a security flashpoint with nuclear submarines from the United States and the Soviet Union patrolling deep below the polar ice of the Arctic Ocea...

Giganto-Capitalism: China's Wrong Turn - Julian Snelder, Lowy Interpreter

People close to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) have let it be known that the centrally-owned portfolio of 112 SOEs - the backbone of China's state-capitalist...

The Battle for the Indian Ocean - Darshana Baruah, The Diplomat

As China continues to draw attention to the South China Sea with its land reclamation and creation of artificial islands, it is also important to look at Chinese activities in the ...

China's Lawless Path - Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

The biggest beneficiary of Vladimir Putin’s depredations, at least in the short term, may be China. It’s not just that, with his European markets constricting, Putin is easy p...

Chinese Fascination with U.S.-Israel Spat - Alex Pevzner, Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, laying out in detail Israel's opposition to what appears to be an imminent deal between the world powers and Iran regarding ...

India Begins China Pushback in Indian Ocean - Harsh Pant, The Diplomat

With Narendra Modi’s tour of three Indian Ocean states this week, New Delhi will renew its commitment to the region....

Greece, Russia, and the Politics of Humiliation - Gideon Rachman, FT

Solving international conflicts may involve thinking as much about emotions as interests....

How Chinese and Americans See Culture - Brent Crane, The Diplomat

One night in Kunming, China last December I was out to dinner with a former professor, a middle-aged Chinese woman. She had just returned from a trip to Washington D.C. and at on...

Sorry, America, China Is Not Going to Collapse - Chen Dingding, TNI

In a recent piece published in the Wall Street Journal, The Coming Chinese Crackup, China scholar and George Washington University professor David Shambaugh boldly predicts that ...

Travels With My Chinese Censor - Peter Hessler, New Yorker

There are a couple of things that I should clarify. The first is that I weigh a hundred and fifty pounds. The second is that it’s not really fair to describe Zhang Jiren as a cen...

Did a Chinese General Aid Myanmar Rebels? - S. Tiezzi, The Diplomat

Earlier, I covered two seemingly unrelated stories for The Diplomat: lingering accusations that ethnic Chinese rebels in Myanmar were receiving aid from China and the recent announ...

Let China Have a Soft Landing - Bloomberg View

China's second interest-rate cut in three months has raised fears that the government is trying to devalue the yuan to give its exports an unfair boost -- an understandable suspici...

China Speeds off the Fiscal Cliff - Gordon Chang, Forbes

Amid concerns that China’s central government is not spending sufficient sums to rescue the economy, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei on Thursday provided detail about the country’s ...

Why China's Growing Defense Budget Matters - Elbridge Colby, RCDefense

The Chinese government announced on Wednesday that it would increase military spending by about 10% this year. At first glance, this may not seem particularly remarkable. China’s...

The Nuclear Game in South Asia - Eleanor Albert, CFR

Southern Asia is home to three nuclear powers—China, India, and Pakistan—that continue to expand and modernize their arms programs. Motivated by the need to address perceived s...

China's Small Business Boom - Steven Butler & Ben Halder, Ozy

The rapid growth of small companies in China just might prevent the country’s economy from crashing....

The Great Wall of Chinese Debt - Anthony Fensom, The Diplomat

China’s debt has surged in recent years. Can it handle it?...

Iran Cannot Be Reasoned With - Jack David, RealClearWorld

Belief in a world where international conflict is resolved in a framework of tolerance, non-aggression, and the rule of law has underpinned our national security policy since the e...

One Way to Counter Chinese Hacking: Poison the Well - A. Segal, CFR

The Director of National Intelligence released his annual threat assessment last week, and cyberattacks top the list. There were at least three headlines in Clapper’s written...

A Silk Glove for China's Iron Fist - Brahma Chellaney, Project Syndicate

NEW DELHI – For years, China has sought to encircle South Asia with a “string of pearls": a network of ports connecting its eastern coast to the Middle East that would ...

China's Military Still Has an Eye on the US - Michael Haas, The Diplomat

In a recent article in The Washington Quarterly, two well-respected scholars of Chinese military affairs seek to debunk the idea that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been ...

Preparing for China's Collapse - Peter Mattis, The National Interest

China could be on the brink of collapse. Here's how Washington can leverage that to its advantage....

China Widens Investigations of PLA Officials - Yang Fan & Ho Shan, RFA

The ruling Chinese Communist Party is investigating 14 generals for corruption as a nationwide anti-graft campaign widens to encompass the People's Liberation Army (PLA), official ...

How to Deter China - James Holmes, RealClearDefense

Andrew Krepinevich has an important essay in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs. The article constitutes his brief for “archipelagic defense” in Asia. Krepinevich...

China Gets Its Own 'Saturday Night Live' - Maya Rhodan, Time

China-based online video website Sohu.com has teamed up with Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels to produce a Chinese version of the sketch comedy show....

China Will Continue to Outgrow India - Tim Worstall, Forbes

There’s a piece over at Bloomberg taking the standard view that India is going to grow faster than China in coming years. Well, maybe, but I don’t think so actually....

The China Boom Might Continue - Mark Buchanan, Bloomberg View

Where will China and India be in a decade, economically speaking? Judging from the abnormal speed at which they have grown in recent decades, most forecasters think they are due fo...

China's Fertile Ground for Islamic State - Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Three hundred Chinese citizens, members of the country's Uighur ethnic group, have recently traveled to the Middle East to join Islamic State. Those Uighurs are part of a broader M...

Beijing Cracks Down on Party Criticism - Chris Buckley, New York Times

HONG KONG — An 81-year-old survivor of Mao’s purges was convicted in southwestern China on Wednesday for his efforts to remind Chinese of their country’s history.   Tie Liu,...

Hong Kong Activists Stand Up to China - Carol Williams, Los Angeles Times

By his own admission, Joshua Wong isn’t physically intimidating.   An unlikely hero of last year’s Hong Kong protests demanding free elections, the slender 18-year...

The SEC Caves on China - Wall Street Journal

U.S. stock-market regulators say they promote transparency and fair play, but this month the Securities and Exchange Commission quietly carved out a China-size exception: When Chin...

Room for a Chinese Role in Israel-Palestine Conflict - Yiyi Chen, EAF

China is destined to become involved in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. It is more and more difficult for China to untangle itself from this century long hotbed of confl...

Xi Jinping's Quest for Autonomy - Ryan Mitchell, The Diplomat

The Diplomat has published two excellent and thoughtful responses (here and here) to a piece I wrote last month asking whether the Legalist thought of Han Feizi – “Chin...

Time for Pakistan to Emerge from the Fog - Roger Cohen, New York Times

LAHORE, Pakistan — There is a bit of a hermetic feel to Pakistan these days, as if the country that lies on the ancient road from the West to Asia, a natural bridge, had some...

Why China Is Suddenly Warming to the Arctic - Kong Lingyu, Caixin

TROMSO — Officials in China, now the second-largest economy in the world and a major global emitter of greenhouse gasses, now acknowledge that the country is important in the...

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Mainland executes three for Kunming

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - China executed three people on Tuesday for a mass stabbing in Kunming that kill...