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One must not casually assume that the extraordinary will continue....(full article)

The country’s growth is slowing. The wrong response might make the problem worse....(full article)

Feelings of worry and stress are up among Chinese adults, with both climbing in 2015 to the high end of the levels Gallup has measured over the past decade. Twenty-seven percent of...(full article)

The test of whether to grant Beijing market-economy status may be an interesting clue as to the future of transatlantic relations....(full article)

China’s millennial generation is unlike any cohort seen before. For one thing, it is the world’s first, and only, generation almost entirely composed of only children, ...(full article)

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China Courts the Caucasus - Emil Sanamyan, The Diplomat

China is far enough from the Caucasus not to be perceived by its states as a security concern in the foreseeable future. Instead, with plenty of threats evident to leaders of Armen...

China's North Korean Backfire - Wall Street Journal

Groundhog Day was last week, but North Korea’s ballistic-missile test on Sunday may have you feeling you’ve seen this one before. First the weeks of rumors, then the la...

In China, the Myth of the Competent Autocrat - Minxin Pei, Nikkei AR

Government service tends to attract not only less talented but also more opportunistic individuals who otherwise cannot compete in the marketplace. Such individuals can reap outsiz...

How to Stop Asia's Military Buildup - James Stavridis, Nikkei Asian Review

We are at the start of a dangerous arms race in Asia as nations in the region respond to rising and more assertive military power in China and growing instability on the Korea Peni...

China Critics Are Safe Nowhere - Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

If the accusation is true, the incident could portend Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desire to increase tensions with Turkey and therefore the North Atlantic Treaty Organ...

China, the Bubble Kingdom - Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

Meanwhile, after decades of policy-based lending, China is more of a bubble kingdom than a Middle Kingdom. We’re seeing housing bubbles, manufacturing bubbles, infrastructure...

Salafism on the Rise in China - Jonathan Kaiman, Los Angeles Times

In some ways, Linxia, in northern China's Gansu province, is a city united. About 60% of its 250,000 people are Muslim. On a frigid Friday afternoon in December, its street life gr...

China Can't Postpone the Pain Forever - Michael Schuman, Bloomberg View

All of the pieces are in place for a financial crisis in China. The currency is weakening and, if left to the market, would likely plunge further. Capital outflows have hit record ...

Where Will China Lead Canada? - Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

As Canada’s Liberal government prepares to negotiate a free-trade agreement it has pledged with China, it’s worth asking ourselves the question the journalist put to me...

China: Surviving the Camps - Zha Jianying, New York Review of Books

By now, it has been nearly forty years since the Cultural Revolution officially ended, yet in China, considering the magnitude and significance of the event, it has remained a poor...

China Can't Avoid This Reckoning - Michael Schuman, Bloomberg View

Perhaps Beijing’s mandarins believe that by keeping growth aloft some of these problems will solve themselves. More likely, delaying hard choices will make the hit to future ...

China's Bumpy New Normal - Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate

SHANGHAI – China’s shift from export-driven growth to a model based on domestic services and household consumption has been much bumpier than some anticipated, with sto...

Troubling TV Confessions in China - Japan Times

Chinese television audiences have had new programming in recent weeks. The broadcasts look like part of the “true crime” genre. They are just as scripted, but there is ...

The Sky Is Not Falling in China - Milton Ezrati, National Interest

Much in China’s economic slowdown looks reasonable, even favorable....

Iran Is Now a Great Power - Walter Mead & Harry Cohen, American Interest

The most dramatic development in 2015 was that Iran catapulted into the ranks of the great powers, expanding their number to eight. Iran and Saudi Arabia are now engaged in a zero ...

How China Lost Taiwan - Nick Frisch, New York Times

Beijing has pursued a decades-long strategy of patience and economic courtship, hoping that Taiwan would peacefully rejoin the mainland. And the Taiwanese do want stable, functiona...

African Economies Shaken by Chinese Slowdown - N. Onishi, NY Times

Years of rapid economic growth across sub-Saharan Africa fueled hopes of a prosperous new era. To many, the world’s poorest continent was finally emerging, with economies tha...

Iran Is Back in Business - Robin Wright, The New Yorker

Ostracized as a pariah for almost four decades, Iran is back in business in a mere ten days—and with both East and West. On Saturday, the Islamic Republic welcomed Chinese Pr...

China's Migrants Go Home -- And Stay There - Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Every year, tens of millions of China's 246 million migrants return home to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It's the world's biggest annual migration, and it typically goes off smo...

China May Disappoint the Arab World - Faisal Al Yafai, The National

If, when the moment arrives, China is unwilling to side with its allies, the Arabs will rapidly find a declawed Chinese dragon unwelcome....

While the West Snubbed Iran, China Moved In - T. Erdbrink, NY Times

In Tehran, the Chinese have been involved in the construction of a huge elevated expressway and the building of the Niayesh Tunnel, which at more than three and a half miles will b...

Why the West Is Caught in Saudi Embrace - Doug Saunders, Globe & Mail

Riyadh’s preference for stable tyrants over unstable democracies now has a certain following in Western circles. And the largest single consumer of Saudi petroleum is now Chi...

China: It's Worse Than You Think - Richard Vague, Democracy Journal

Why will things in China continue to get worse? Because China hasn’t learned anything....

The Top 10 Victims of the Export Crisis - G. Friedman, Geopolitical Futures

China: With an economy built on manufactured exports, China is reeling from the consequences of decreasing demand and increasing costs of production. The government is struggling t...

China Courts Myanmar's Democrats - Min Zin, New York Times

Why would Beijing, which has long backed Myanmar’s military regime and refused to engage with pro-democracy parties, now support the N.L.D.? One reason is that in recent year...

Will China Become an Aircraft Carrier Superpower? - James Holmes, FP

On New Year’s Eve, the official People’s Daily confirmed an ill-kept secret: that China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is building a second as-yet-u...

China's Deeply Flawed Ascent - George Will, Washington Post

China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, the United States made automobiles mass-consumption items, requiring prodigious ro...

Slowdown? Beijing's Elite Hadn't Noticed - Zoe Alsop, New Statesman

Even as property prices falter nationwide, glassy, open-plan co-working spaces catering to tech start-ups occupy prime real estate in the city. They have no trouble finding clients...

China's Growing Stake in the Middle East - Economist

The timing of Mr Xi’s tour is tricky. Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are particularly high after Saudi Arabia executed a Shia cleric earlier this month and angry Iran...

Fear Is More Worrisome Than China or Oil - Boston Globe

Instead of glancing at your 401(k) fund balances this week – and please don’t – look instead at gas station prices. Then turn your attention to China. The turmoil...

Hong Kong's Missing Booksellers - Lian Yi-zheng, New York Times

A Hong Kong publisher specializing in books banned in China has disappeared mysteriously, sowing fear among Hong Kongers that the Chinese government is growing bolder about encroac...

China's Great Economic Shift Just Isn't Happening - Martin Wolf, FT

Chinese policymakers have a stellar reputation for the quality of economic management but the same was true of the Japanese three decades ago. For the Japanese, the difficul...

A New Dawn for Taiwan and China - Bloomberg View

A sweeping victory for Taiwan’s independence-minded Democratic Progressive Party in this weekend’s elections seems to guarantee a renewal of tensions with mainland Chin...

What If? - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

ZURICH — Just get me talking about the world today and I can pretty well ruin any dinner party. I don’t mean to, but I find it hard not to look around and wonder whethe...

Trump Totally Wrong About Trade with China - S. Lincicome, Federalist

There really is no sugarcoating it: almost everything that Donald Trump has proposed on U.S.-China trade—for example, during last Thursday night’s GOP debate, in a rece...

Deterring China - John McCain, The Cipher Brief

We must remember that our soft power is the shadow cast by our hard power. And we must remain clear-eyed about the implications of China’s rise and its evolving foreign and d...

China's Plan to Nuke America - Lyle Goldstein, National Interest

A recent publication details the fallout from a strike on the United States....

Will China Help With North Korea? - Doug Bandow, Japan Times

North Korea may be the most vexing problem for the United States and its allies. Three successive U.S. presidents have insisted that the North simply cannot, must not, develop nucl...

China's Flourishing 'Third Korea' - Brice Pedroletti, Worldcrunch

YANJI — It's a geographic and political paradox. North Korea, one of China's official allies, is within easy reach, but it's China's southern ally that authorities in its Yan...

Chinese Policies Portend a Water War in Asia - Washington Times

China’s extensive dam-building would give it control of Southeast Asia’s rivers....

Turnbull in Washington: A Missed Opportunity - Hugh White, Lowy

The trickiest part of Malcolm Turnbull's speech in Washington today was always going to be the passage about China. This was the issue on which, to judge by what he said before bec...

Rethinking U.S. Strategy Toward China - John McLaughlin, Cipher Brief

The U.S. will have to remain very flexible in its China policy, constantly prepared to blow the whistle when Beijing pushes past commonly accepted rules of international conduct, b...

Is China's Navy Breaking Through? - Todd Crowell, New Geography

This year China was invited to participate in the Rimpac exercise in waters near Hawaii. It sent a destroyer, but also an intelligence-gathering ship, making it possibly the first ...

The Trouble with Being a Chinese Tourist in North Korea - NK News

When Chinese tourists visit the DPRK, their experiences there differ in key ways from those of the increasingly numerous Westerners who travel to the country....

Let China Win. It's Good for America - Josh Kurlantzick, Washington Post

China has responded harshly to U.S. attempts to mitigate its influence in its own neighborhood, repeatedly delivering veiled public warnings to Southeast Asian nations that side wi...

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