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中华人民共和国

An American-Politics Junkie in China

Jessica Meyers, The Atlantic

Exporting the Chinese Model

Francis Fukuyama, Project Syndicate

China Enables North Korean Mischief

Joseph Bosco, RealClearWorld

Taiwan's Tightrope

Debra Mao, Bloomberg View

The Great Economic Wall of China

Mohamed El-Erian, Project Syndicate

How Washington’s partisan bickering looks from a one-party state...(full article)

The big question for the future of global politics is straightforward: Whose model will prevail? If One Belt, One Road meets Chinese planners’ expectations, the whole of Eura...(full article)

Kerry did not explain whether the "business as usual" reference applied only to relations between China and North Korea, or to the U.S.-China relationship as well. Beijing quickly ...(full article)

Taiwan’s voters, wary of the lack of political freedom in China, look set to give Tsai a mandate to keep the peace while building international ties with a view to a future l...(full article)

WASHINGTON, DC – The recent decline in China’s currency, the renminbi, which has fueled turmoil in Chinese stock markets and drove the government to suspend trading twi...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rails? - Catherine Putz, The Diplomat

Soviet infrastructure linked the region only to Moscow, will Chinese infrastructure start connecting it to the world?...

Are We Ready for the China Bubble to Burst? - Walter Russell Mead, TAI

We do not yet know whether China’s economy will fall into recession, or how exactly China will manage its mix of overbuilt manufacturing capacity, land speculation, empty apa...

Is China's PLA Now Xi's Army? - Bo Zhiyue, The Diplomat

In China’s most sweeping military reshuffle since the 1950s, Xi Jinping is creating an army that is loyal only to him....

China Could Tank the Global Economy - Gordon Chang, Daily Beast

The investment community has vastly overestimated China’s contribution to the global economy and significantly underestimated its fundamental problems. A little ignorance can...

China's Obsolete Economic Strategy - New York Times

It was inevitable that China’s economy would slow from its once turbocharged growth rates. But its leaders have made so many mistakes in recent months that they have turned what ...

The Battle That Kept China Out of Central Asia - Catherine Putz, Diplomat

The battle of Talas, lacking any greater strategic importance, is nonetheless a key piece of Central Asia’s history and provides a crucial lesson that in matters of war and e...

China's New Economic Era, Derailed - Keith Bradsher, New York Times

The latest rout sets up a challenge for Mr. Xi, who has positioned himself as the master of the country’s economy....

Be Scared of China's Debt, Not Its Stocks - Noah Smith, Bloomberg View

This shadow banking system has enabled a large buildup of bad debt, much of it related directly or indirectly to real estate. If property prices fall, trust companies will go broke...

What Just Happened in North Korea? - Amy Davidson, New Yorker

North Korea detonated some sort of bomb last night. Pyongyang says that it was a hydrogen bomb, although, as Barbara Demick notes, the seismological readings don’t really sup...

Only China Can Open the Hermit Kingdom - Globe and Mail

North Korea needs someone like Günter Schabowski. One afternoon in 1989, the East German government spokesman mistakenly announced the Berlin Wall was to be opened. A few hour...

U.S. Dominance no Longer Suits the World - Fu Ying, Financial Times

Earlier than we expected, the weight of international responsibilities is falling on Chinese shoulders. We need to come up with more specific ideas, to reassure others and advance ...

What U.S. Policy Gets Wrong About China - J. Hemmings, National Interest

As they look over the Asia-Pacific region, U.S. policy makers have much to be proud of and much to worry about. On the one hand, the U.S.-centered “San Francisco system&rdquo...

China's Hidden Protests - Brendon Hong, The Daily Beast

Officially, they never happen. Censors make sure they stay out of the media, but small demonstrations are cropping up every day across the country....

The 5 Pivotal Issues of 2016 - John McLaughlin, Ozy

Prediction now is as perilous as it was back then. Dozens of issues are rushing toward us, headlong, but we’re plunging in and highlighting the five biggest global issues of ...

China's Stock Market Crashes -- Again - The Economist

One of the many oddities of the topsy-turvy world of Chinese finance is that red is green and green is red. In most countries “going into the red” means losing money; stocks th...

Does China's New Carrier Portend Pacific War? - Colby Cosh, Nat'l Post

There is talk of a more dispersed “fleet architecture,” and conscious plans for “distributed lethality.” This language summons visions of stealthy, small unmanned craft cha...

China's Communists Stamping Out Labor Activism - Friedman, et al., WP

Since they first appeared 20 years ago, China’s labor nongovernmental organizations have suffered regular rounds of repression and harassment, including tax audits, mafia vio...

Loosening Japan's Pacifist Bonds - Brahma Chellaney, Washington Times

The international spotlight on Japan’s prolonged economic woes has helped obscure one of Asia’s farthest-reaching but least-noticed developments — the political r...

No, Xi Jinping Is Not Like Mao - Zheng Wang, The Diplomat

When speaking about China’s past dictators, such as Chairman Mao, we often overlook the important question of how Mao became a dictator. When he became a powerful leader, his...

Hungry China Sees Riches in War-Torn Afghanistan - Kate Drew, CNBC

A new Silk Road planned by China could cost $100 billion and reach 63 percent of the world's population....

Beijing, Xinjiang, and the Press - Wall Street Journal

The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Dec. 26 decision not to renew the credentials of French journalist Ursula Gauthier, the first such expulsion in three years, suggests that Beijing ...

A Bigger, Bolder China in 2016 - Jeremy Page, Wall Street Journal

BEIJING—China’s efforts to project its economic and military clout around the world are set to accelerate as the country fleshes out plans for new trade routes between ...

Australia's Northern Pivot - Steve Johnson & Jamie Smyth, Financial Times

Terry O’Connor beams with the air of a proud parent at the 17 hectares of freshly reclaimed land lying fallow. The chief executive of the port of Darwin in Australia’s Northern...

China, the U.S., and the Coming Taiwan Transition - D. Paal, Diplomat

Chinese President Xi Jinping is a man in a hurry, presiding over a system that normally resists rapid change. The latest example is a rushed and massive reorganization and slimming...

China's Roller Coaster Year - Richard Javad Heydarian, Al Jazeera

This past year has been particularly challenging not only for China, but for its national image as a land of inexorable progress and dynamic leadership. While 2008 witnessed a grea...

Is 'Comfort Women' Deal Bad News for China? - B. Klingner, Daily Signal

The United States will welcome the breakthrough since it could allow its key Asian allies to refocus attention from past differences to jointly focus on current security threats fr...

A Bad Year for Asian Democracy - William Pesek, Barron's

Malaysia and Thailand are just two reasons to doubt Asia’s commitment to openness and accountability....

Should India Worry About Nepal-China Ties? - Y. Ghimire, Indian Express

As Nepal and India are squabbling over what constitutes blockade and what does not, China has sent across a message that it will do every thing possible to steer Nepal off the huma...

Will China's Economy Collapse in 2016? - Gordon Chang, National Interest

Chinese technocrats see consumption saving the economy, but that’s unlikely to be the case. Consumer demand is not high, despite what unnamed officials told the media at the ...

In Central Asia, Chinese Inroads in Russia's Back Yard - S. Denyer, WaPo

Slowly but surely, a four-lane highway is beginning to take shape on the sparsely populated Central Asian steppe. Soviet-era cars, trucks and aging long-distance buses weave past m...

China's Workers Are Rebelling - Zheping Huang, Quartz

If Beijing seems overly sensitive on the labor issue, it isn’t without reason. On top of a slowing economy, as labor costs in China keep rising many factories are moving to c...

How China Sees the Risky Path Ahead With Taiwan - Lyle Goldstein, TNI

Taiwan’s January election likely brings more instability between Taipei and Beijing—and between Washington and Beijing....

Heard the One About the Jewish Comedian in China? - Narratively

For the past 28 years I’ve built a stand-up routine based largely on my New York neuroses, and scheduled around my personal phobia of leaving the five boroughs. When I booked a w...

Japan Grows an Island to Check Chinese Ambitions - Robin Harding, FT

China’s artificial islands are fuelling a new struggle for control of Asia’s oceans, but while the regional superpower dredges military bases out of the ocean, Japan is...

The Tax That Can Make China's Cities Safer - A. Minter, Bloomberg View

The mountain of mud and construction debris that collapsed in Shenzhen, China over the weekend started piling up years ago. But despite complaints and warnings from residents in th...

What if the Kuomintang Had Won China's Civil War? - B. Baker, Diplomat

What would China’s history look like if Chiang Kai-shek had ignored George C. Marshall’s request in 1946?...

2015: The Year US-China Relations Went Public - G. Webster, Diplomat

2015 was the year longstanding tensions went public, in no small part due to changes in U.S. policy....

Courage on Trial in China - Ai Weiwei, New York Times

In April 2011, I was kidnapped by the Chinese undercover police at a Beijing airport and detained at a secret location for 81 days. After my release, the government charged me with...

Unaccountable China - Brahma Chellaney, Project Syndicate

HO CHI MINH CITY – Since late 2013, China has been engaged in the frenzied creation of artificial islands and the militarization of the South China Sea. This amounts to an al...

West Should Accept China's Media Model - George Yeo, Foreign Policy

It behooves the West, and indeed all the major powers, to objectively analyze and understand China and its attitude toward Hong Kong. Alibaba’s acquisition of the SCMP should...

War on Terror with Chinese Characteristics - Valerie Niquet, Japan Times

Inside China, terror attacks are linked to the situation in Xinjiang, but also to bursts of violence caused by frustration and grievances against the system. Outside its own territ...

China Is Making a Big Move Into the Mideast - Con Coughlin, Telegraph

Now the Chinese seem set to make their own power play by establishing their first overseas military base in the strategically important state of Djibouti, one of the Pentagon&rsquo...

The Chinese Enigma - Washington Times

American policymakers have to deal with an evermore mystifying China....

US Navy Wants to Show China Who's Boss - Dan De Luce, Foreign Policy

Although a conflict with China is considered only a remote possibility, Pentagon officials and analysts believe the mere perception that the United States has lost its military edg...

China Is Trying to Rewrite Rules of the Internet - Matt Sheehan, HuffPo

The use of the term “Internet sovereignty” or “cyber sovereignty” has allowed the Chinese government to argue that they should be absolutely in control of w...

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Democratic lawmakers heckled Hong Kong's leader in parliament on Wednesday, sla...