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As Chinese authorities take aim, yet again, at online rumors, a defamation lawsuit brought by KFC is making headlines in China. While the case appears to be pretty clear-cut, by br...(full article)

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter recently proposed more-assertive military options for the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea (SCS). The new policy would dispatch U.S....(full article)

When I began this series a month ago, I pointed out that the most significant feature of the global system currently is the ongoing destabilization of the Eurasian land mass, from ...(full article)

What if a team of Chinese agents had broken into the Pentagon or — less box office but just as bad — the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and carted out classified d...(full article)

Does the geopolitical relationship between China and Russia portend a major shift in global relations? Many observers focus on the similarities in these nations as the basis for ex...(full article)

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Opposing China's Enthusiasm for Death Penalty - Lan Rongjie, Caixin

A murder case in which a Chinese student poisoned and killed his roommate has brought out the worst in the Chinese public, which is practically marching with pitchforks for his exe...

Xi Has Transformed China's Foreign Policy - South China Morning Post

The thought of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, freedom fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, holding talks with China's top echelons would once have been unlikely....

China-Linked Hack Much Worse than First Thought - A Chandler, Atlantic

Cyber-attacks linked to China appear to have resulted in the theft of security-clearance records with sensitive data about millions of American military and intelligence personnel....

China's Unsettling Stock Market Boom - New York Times

Something strange is going on in the Chinese stock market. Even as the country’s economy has slowed, stocks have surged about 147 percent in the last 12 months as individual ...

The Terrible Scale of the Cyber-Pearl Harbor - N. Rothman, Commentary

As is the case with virtually all preemptive strikes, hackers believed to be linked to the People’s Republic of China have executed an attack so comprehensive and sophisticat...

How to Build a Skyscraper in 20 Days - Finn Aberdein, BBC

“It's all about the details. Engineering serves the people. You ask yourself: ‘What does society need? How can we make products which interfere as little as possible wi...

China Is Really Worried About Labor Unrest - Jason Kirby, Maclean's

Don’t be fooled by China’s still-impressive-sounding economic growth numbers. The country’s official bean counters claim China’s GDP is on track for seven p...

How America's Military Lost Its Edge - Economist

The same technologies that made America and the West militarily dominant have proliferated to potential foes. In particular, precision-guided missiles are widely and cheaply availa...

The Surprising Progress of China's New Silk Road - C. Kennedy, Oil Price

To westerners used to lengthy, multi-decade delays in giant government projects, progress on the Silk Road project is taking place at an astonishing pace. Hardly a day goes by with...

Obama Leaves US Defenseless in Cyberspace - John Bolton, LA Times

The recent cyberattack on U.S. government personnel records shows Washington remains unprepared in cyberspace....

Malaysia Wakes up to China - Wall Street Journal

Kuala Lumpur shows new backbone against Beijing’s incursions....

The U.S. Should Partner With China in Space - Buzz Aldrin, Time

Working together on the International Space Station would benefit us all....

China Wants to Get Good at Hockey - David Francis, Foreign Policy

During a blink-and-you-miss it moment of Saturday night’s wickedly entertaining Stanley Cup hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning, announcer ...

A Run-Down of the South China Sea Conflict - William Johnson, Reuters

1. Whose South China Sea is it, anyway? China’s claim to the South China Sea is based in history, dating back to records from the Xia and Han dynasties. China delineates its ...

China's New Military Playbook - A. Sullivan & A. Erickson, The Diplomat

China is becoming “more willing and able” to stake and defend its interests overseas....

China's Next-Level Hack - Bloomberg View

Chinese hackers have become such a persistent presence on American computer networks -- both public and private -- that sometimes their meddling slips by with little notice. Not th...

The Geopolitics of American Global Decline - Alfred McCoy, TomDispatch

For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn't know it in Washington, though. America's political, national security, and foreign policy elites continue...

When Americans Ruled Beijing - Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat

In the early 20th century, the U.S. briefly ruled parts of China and gained its first experience in coalition warfare....

Beijing Turns a Deaf Ear to Washington - Yanmei Xie, Lowy Interpreter

Washington has made its point loud and clear in the South China Sea. But it is likely to be lost on Beijing....

Did China Hack the Entire Federal Workforce? - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time....

China Is Eating Russia's Lunch - Anita Inder Singh, The Diplomat

China and Russia are stepping up their collaboration, even as they compete for regional primacy....

The Legacy of 1989 - Bao Tong, New York Times

How Deng Xiaoping Helped Create a Corrupt China...

China's Markets Have Gone Mad - James Surowiecki, New Yorker

Speculative markets can meander along, as China’s did between 2010 and 2014. The danger is that, when they start to boom, they take on a life of their own and you end up with...

China Hawks Dump Obama, Go Rogue - Peter Lee, Asia Times

Carter is now the U.S. point man for Asia. It is a matter of conventional wisdom among Beltway foreign policy pundits that Obama is a lame duck, Kerry is a hopeless ass, and Ash C...

Where Are the China Hawks? - Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

When historians look back at this era in American history, they’ll find the lack of political debate about China astounding. Then again, given the tenor of the GOP debate abo...

The Chinese Don't Care About Tiananmen - M. Varrall, Lowy Interpreter

Today is the 26th anniversary of events in Tiananmen Square that some call a massacre, some call a tragedy, but which many in China can't - or don't - talk about at all....

Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea - Joseph Nye, Proj. Syndicate

When a US Navy P8-A surveillance aircraft recently flew near Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, it was warned eight times by the Chinese Navy to leave ...

Washington's Diplomatic Juggling Act in Asia - David Ignatius, WaPo

As Obama prepares to welcome Park, you can think of U.S. Asia policy as a juggler’s trick of keeping three spinning plates aloft. The United States succeeds if it can sustain...

Israel's Successful Asia Pivot - Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations

It's common to hear about Israel's growing isolation in the world, and UN votes are sometimes held up as evidence of this. The BDS movement, especially in Europe, is also adduced t...

Give Thanks for the Long Reach of U.S. Law - T Varadarajan, Ind. Express

As Loretta Lynch, the US attorney general, swooped down on FIFA like a righteous eagle, millions of Indians must have shared a fervent wish: Wouldn’t it be delicious if Ms Lynch ...

Xi's China, the World's Great Political Experiment - T.G. Ash, Guardian

The success or failure of the president’s domestic programme will determine whether there is peace or war in east Asia...

Have China and the U.S. Gone Mad? - Michael Swaine, National Interest

The ongoing dispute threatens to drive U.S.-China relations permanently in a far more adversarial, zero-sum direction and destabilize the region....

Did China Beat Columbus to America? - Rosie Blau, Intelligent Life

In 1405 a Chinese Muslim eunuch, Zheng He, launched the first of seven voyages west from China across the Indian Ocean. Over the next 30 years, in command of the world’s larg...

5 Ways the U.S. Can Get Tough With China - Harry Kazianis, RCWorld

Dangerous trend lines are developing that are visible to anyone who has been paying attention to the Asia-Pacific over the last several years. Beijing has set a course to not only ...

Is Ash Carter All Talk on China? - Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View

The United States and China escalated their war of words on Saturday, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter's new bluster did not hold any real strategy against Chinese aggression in th...

China's Currency Rises and Rises - Stephen Greenville, Lowy Interpreter

The renminbi is still some distance from being an 'international currency', but it is moving fast in that direction, passing some important waypoints over recent months....

Big Trouble over Little South China Sea Rocks - Economist

So a potentially alarming confrontation looms. Mr Carter demanded that China and the other claimants implement an “immediate and lasting halt” to land-reclamation proje...

The Great American Rethink on China - David Feith, Wall Street Journal

Washington may be junking a strategy of integration that has ruled for 45 years....

Containment In Reverse: Halting Democracy - C. Walker, WA Journal

early seven decades ago, George F. Kennan authored a seminal article that argued for a policy of containment to combat the spread of Soviet influence. Kennan’s essay came at ...

U.S. to China: We Are Here to Stay - Ankit Panda, The Diplomat

“We want a peaceful resolution of all disputes, and an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation by any claimant,” Carter said in his prepared remarks. “We a...

To Slow China, America Must Think Fast - J. Hemmings, National Interest

The footage revealed a small armada of dredging vessels, support ships, and auxiliaries, working diligently to build People’s Liberation Army Air Force bases. According to in...

Can Russia Level Out Playing Field With China? - Samuel Bendett, RCW

Russia and China recently have signed and executed a number of large-scale economic and military agreements - enough to make Russia's own so-called pivot to Asia, and toward the dy...

Hollywood in China: Selling Out or Cashing In? - Stanley Rosen, Diplomat

China’s film market, growing by around 35 percent a year, is now the second largest in the world, with expectations that it will surpass the flat North American market (the U...

Don't Let Climate Talks Fail Again - Kevin Rudd, New York Times

Forging an agreement in Paris will take bold leadership. The people of the world, particularly the young, now look increasingly to the leaders of these great powers to protect our ...

China in South China Sea: A U.S. Response - J. Randy Forbes, TNI

For decades, Chinese leaders have followed Deng Xiaoping’s strategy of “hiding one’s capacities and biding one’s time.”  Since Xi Jinping came to...

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Hong Kong lawmakers on Thursday rejected a Beijing-backed electoral reform pack...

China restricts Ramadan fasting in

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim --i...

Cargo vessel capsizes on Yangtze, d

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A Chinese cargo ship capsized on the Yangtze river near the eastern city of Nan...

Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing-

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Hong Kong lawmakers rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package Thursday...