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Indonesia's Unique China Strategy

Tiola Javadi, National Interest

China's Mediterranean Odyssey

Elodie Sellier, The Diplomat

Many pundits saw this heated exchange as proof that the booming Russia-China partnership may take a toll on Russia’s strong ties with Vietnam. This is something the Vietnames...(full article)

Will the two sides be able to find a mutually acceptable place on the spectrum in between clarity and ambiguity? Judging by Beijing’s forceful insistence, probably not. They ...(full article)

Although China’s rise plays a major part in setting Indonesia’s foreign policy agenda in the region, Jakarta’s stakes in the issue are relatively lower compared t...(full article)

China has bought Greece’s Piraeus port, but how realistic is Beijing’s Mediterranean dream?...(full article)

The Brahmaputra originates in Tibet (where it is known locally as the Yarlung Tsangpo), and meanders across the LAC and into the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. This is one of t...(full article)

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China Doubles Down on Historic Mistake - Stewart Patrick, CFR

By refusing to compromise on its outrageous sovereignty claims, the government of Xi Jinping discredits its “peaceful rise” rhetoric and complicates efforts by member s...

China's Alarming SUV Boom - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

China is determined to become the low-emissions electric-car capital of the world. Unfortunately, its car buyers aren't cooperating....

The China-Taiwan Fight Playing Out in Kenya - Jennifer Williams, Vox

Taiwan has accused China of conducting an "extrajudicial abduction" of Taiwanese citizens (one is reportedly a dual US-Taiwan citizen) and has accused China of committing a "gross ...

China Would Rather Forget the Cultural Revolution - K. Brown, Diplomat

The 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution will pass in silence if China’s leaders have their way....

Shady Numbers Hide Fleeing Chinese Cash - C. Balding, Bloomberg View

Overpaying for imported goods and services is a clever way for Chinese companies and citizens to move money out of the country surreptitiously. Let's say a foreign country exports ...

Building a U.S. Military Equal to the Threat - Max Boot, Commentary

It won’t happen in this administration, but the next president will need to rebuild American military strength so as to prevent rivals such as Russia and China from upsetting...

Why Xi Is Purging the Chinese Military - D. Grossman & M. Chase, TNI

When Xi assumed power in November 2012, he vowed to fight both “tigers” and “flies”—a reference to taking on corrupt leaders as well as lower-level bu...

China Adds Nigeria to Its Empire - Olivia Archdeacon, CapX

The loan comes at a good time as Nigeria faces its worst economic crisis in decades. The country’s projected 2016 deficit is currently at N2.2 trillion ($11.1 billion). Sinki...

China's New Model of Proud, Global Repression - O. Schell, NY Review

What is most striking about these new tactics is their boldness and unrepentant tone. Instead of denying or apologizing for them, the CCP seems to proudly proclaim them as part of ...

A Vote for Trump Is a Vote for China - Isaac Stone Fish, Foreign Policy

Experts argue that Trump’s proposed policies toward China would only work to damage U.S. interests and make Beijing stronger....

No Exit in China - Thomas Vien, Stratfor

In the 18th century after a passing breeze caused him to lose his place in a book, a Chinese scholar named Xu Jun wrote this short poem: "The clear breeze is illiterate, so why doe...

China Puts Its Fishermen on the Front Lines - Simon Denyer, Wash Post

China is using its vast fishing fleet as the advance guard to press its expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea, experts say. That is not only putting Beijing on a coll...

Does Anyone Care About China's U.S. Buying Spree? - P. Smith, Fis. Times

Chinese purchases of U.S. corporations are setting records, and this isn’t a passing phenomenon. Private companies, state-owned enterprises, and individuals aren’t into...

China's 'Use It or Lose It' Grand Strategy - Parag Khanna, National Interest

The long-standing mantra of the de jure world is "This land is my land." The new motto of the de facto, supply chain world is "Use it or lose it."...

U.S. Must Respond to China's Maritime Bullying - John McCain, FT

The potential threats China will pose in the South China Sea in the coming months demand a change of course that can reassure the region of America’s commitment and demonstrate t...

Will China Ever Get Its Own Cinematic Superhero? - A. Kao, China File

As Batman v Superman attempts to barnstorm cinema box offices worldwide, including in China—now the world’s No. 2 movie marketplace—I’ve been watching a dif...

The Global Liberal Order Can Ill Afford Brexit - Joseph Nye, Project Syn.

Faced with a rising China, a declining but risk-inclined Russia, and the prospect of prolonged turmoil in the Middle East, close transatlantic cooperation will be crucial to mainta...

China Repeats the West's Mistakes - Adair Turner, Project Syndicate

SHANGHAI – The Chinese economy faces an enormously challenging transition. To achieve its goal of joining the world’s high-income countries, the government has rightly ...

Will Russia and China Become Allies? - Jacob Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures

Summary: The idea that Russia and China are going to become close allies fails to account for the constraints and geopolitical imperatives of both countries. Neither can be content...

No, Xi Jinping Has Not Built a Cult of Personality - Jude Blanchette

It's worth dwelling for a moment on the heights of the Maoist cult of personality, as I think when we compare it to what's happening today, it's pretty evident Xi has a long way to...

Xi Jinping's China Dream Awakens - Shaheli Das, East Asia Forum

The ‘China Dream’, a signature slogan of President Xi Jinping, has drawn worldwide attention. At a time when the growing assertiveness of China is being linked to the r...

Europe Bats Its Lashes for Chinese Coin - N Casarini & M Otero-Iglesias, PS

The IMF’s decision to add the Chinese currency to the SDR basket owes much to the decision by the United States to defer to Europe. The US had argued for years that the renmi...

China's Offensive in London - Philippe Le Corre, Foreign Affairs

London has, in turn, signed an unprecedented agreement authorizing the largest private bank in China, the China Minsheng Bank, to establish its European headquarters in the city. I...

China Cracks Down on North Korea, For Real - Shannon Tiezzi, Diplomat

Many observers have pointed out that China’s implementation of the sanctions will make or break their overall effectiveness, for the simple reason that China accounts for nea...

The Cult of Xi Is Destabilizing China - Economist

Earlier in Mr Xi’s rule, observers had wondered whether, after establishing himself, he would turn to carrying out the reforms that he says he wants. But hopes are fading tha...

Xi's China Reeks of Mao Again - Orville Schell, New York Review of Books

Indeed, not since the 1970s when Mao still reigned and the Cultural Revolution still raged has the Chinese leadership been so possessed by Maoist nostalgia and Leninist-style leade...

The Chinese Vision to Power the World - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

It’s a crazy idea, of course. And if this so-called Global Energy Interconnection had been proposed by anyone other than the chairman of the world’s wealthiest power company, i...

U.S. Must Counter China's Global Buying Spree - Washington Post

China has embarked on a buying spree of foreign firms, $92 billion worth so far this year, with motives that range from commercial to nationalistic — to murky, as was the cas...

Why the World Is Jostling for Djibouti - Katrina Manson, Financial Times

The country is already so full of military personnel that its small, sandy capital city at times resembles a sprawling garrison. US fighter jets share the same airport runway as co...

Preventing a Nuclear Nightmare in East Asia - Henry Sokolski, The Bulletin

What’s at stake is nothing less than a race to stockpile plutonium in East Asia that could end very, very badly....

UK Chooses China Over Its Steel Industry - Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Tele.

Britain's special relationship with China is becoming more expensive by the day. It now threatens to destroy the British steel industry, a foundation pillar of our manufacturing ec...

The Political Nature of Strong Armies - Jacob Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures

The purpose of a soldier is to fight a war, and the purpose of an army is to defend a state from the hostile intentions of another power. But the military establishments that grow ...

How to Convince China to Cooperate on N. Korea - Doug Bandow, HuffPo

Contra common belief in Washington, the U.S. is in no position to dictate to the PRC. It doesn’t matter that American policymakers are convinced of their righteousness and Ch...

Christianity With Chinese Characteristics - Walter Mead, American Int.

The era in which Chinese Christians were a tiny sect dependent on foreign missionaries and looking overseas for leadership is over. China needs the talents and the idealism of its ...

China Rekindles a Diplomatic Game With Taiwan - Economist

Now, says George Tsai, a political scientist (unrelated to the president) at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, the Taiwanese capital, the ball is in Ms Tsai’s court. ...

What Are China's Aims in Djibouti? - Duchâtel & Sheldon-Duplaix, ECFR

The mainstream discourse of Chinese experts stresses the key difference between logistical facilities and military bases overseas, and there is an effort to dismiss concerns that C...

China Takes Center Stage in Australia's New Strategy - R. Fontaine, TNI

For a middle power, Australia has long defined its national interests in very broad terms. It has sent its troops alongside U.S. forces to Iraq and Afghanistan, and over the years ...

Defense Power With Chinese Characteristics - Richard Weitz, WP Review

The reforms in some respects resemble those adopted by other major military powers, such as Russia and the United States. Their full impact will take years to become evident, but t...

Is China Unable to Afford Its Military? - G. Chang, World Affairs Journal

The biggest surprise to emerge from the highly scripted National People’s Congress annual meeting, which concluded last week in Beijing, was the announcement that the country...

China Shows Taiwan It Isn't Bluffing - Richard Bush, Brookings

For Taiwan, having 22 diplomatic partners strengthens its government's view that it is a sovereign entity. For the Taiwan public, the loss of those diplomatic allies feeds fears th...

Why America Makes Bad Trade Deals - Clyde Prestowitz, Boston Globe

In this real world, the presidential candidates are correct to question the trade deals of the past and to suggest that there has to be a better way....

The Chinese Smuggler and the Iran Deal - Ian Stewart, The Diplomat

On February 1, 2016, Sihai Cheng was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to six charges related to the diversion of U.S.-manufactured pressure transducers to Ir...

Does China Need More Friends in Asia? - Ali Wyne, National Interest

Alliances are a key to Beijing's future success....

Burning Trash for the Good of China - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Thirty years ago, with middle-class consumers still rare, China didn't have to contend with the large volume of trash that affluent societies generate. But like so much else in Chi...

Revisiting China's Geopolitics - Rodger Baker, Stratfor

At the core of the monograph is an assertion of China's strategic imperatives - the core compulsions and constraints on the state imposed by the interaction of geography, economics...

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