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Jemimah Steinfeld, The Guardian

Sensitive about their own democracy deficit, the Chinese are poking fun at the Bush-Clinton dynasties....(full article)

Asian leaders could be excused a degree of exasperation over the ongoing Greek mess. China's slowdown and stock-market chaos are worry enough; the last thing the export-dependent r...(full article)

Billed by Russians as the most advanced military system in the world today, it certainly impressed global audiences and experts....(full article)

The recent dizzying plunge in the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges has posed a unique test for China’s Communist rulers. So long as the markets were rising, the paradox ...(full article)

When a video of two people having sex in a Uniqlo shop went viral, the censors took it down. But China’s increasingly hedonistic youth will not go without....(full article)

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Can We Believe China's Surprising Growth Figures? - Economist

IT ALL seems a little too perfect to be true. The Chinese government set a growth target of “about 7%” this year. And for a second consecutive quarter, despite ample ev...

China Confronts Islamist Terrorism - Michael Curtis, The Commentator

China now faces the same problem as the western democracies and the United States. All fear the return of the local jihadists who may form a terrorist cell....

Turkey Bashes and Woos China - Economist

Pious Sinophobia won’t deflect Turkey’s strategic dreams....

The Perils of 'Little Japan' - Yoichi Funabashi, Japan Times

Japan and Britain have responded in completely different ways to the China-led initiative to create the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which the United States has opt...

Shutting Down the Iran-China Nuclear Pipeline - O. Kittrie, Foreign Affairs

President Barack Obama has said that the final nuclear deal with Iran will “cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.” U.S. Secretary of S...

Thailand's Lopsided Embrace of Beijing - T. Pongsudhirak, Bangkok Post

That Thailand’s planned purchase of three attack submarines from China has raised eyebrows is to be expected. Over the past decade, marked by two military coups in Thai polit...

India and Pakistan, in the Same Security Bloc? - F. Shaikh, Chatham House

India and Pakistan are expected to be simultaneously elevated to full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2016, as mooted at this week’s summit of th...

China Is Destroying Its Stock Market to Save It - Timothy Lee, Vox

Stock markets play an essential role in developed economies, directing resources to businesses where they'll be used most productively. But they can only serve this role if governm...

China's Stock Market Crash a Global Problem - Isabel Hilton, The Guardian

China can ill afford this market failure. Its stock market has soared and crashed before, but earlier booms were tied to a rising economy. This bubble took place in an economy that...

Do Other Countries Have Donald Trumps? - Adam Taylor, Wash Post

Trump is a product of American society, but he's not unique. His mixture of murky wealth, extreme arrogance and vulgar chauvinism can be found all over the world, albeit with local...

China Could Be the Bank, and Russia the Gun - R. Standish, Foreign Policy

In the past decade, Beijing and Moscow have been more competitors than partners. But that relationship may now be changing as Russian and Chinese leaders are considering combining ...

Self-Defeatism with Chinese Characteristics - B. Berger, Lowy Interpreter

When facing challenges to internal stability, it has almost become a tradition in China to wall the country in and keep foreign ideas out....

Is Putin's Eastward Pivot Fading? - L. Todd Wood, Washington Times

Recently, there was a huge uproar in Moscow about the long-term lease of Russian farmland to China on the Siberian border. The old fears of Chinese territorial expansion raised the...

The Limits of China's Soft Power - Joseph Nye, Project Syndicate

Combining hard and soft power into a smart strategy, it turns out, is not easy. A country derives its soft power primarily from three resources: its culture (in places that find it...

China's Authoritarianism Dooms Its Economy - Max Fisher, Vox

We've been here several times before: a sudden and dramatic lurch in the Chinese economy that looks like it could be the Big One, the beginning of the end of China's economic mirac...

The Man China Blames for Its Plunging Market - David Wertime, FP

Securities regulator Xiao Gang helped inflate China’s latest bubble with bold talk. Now he’s become the nation’s punching bag....

China's Stock Crash Raises Fears - New York Times

The stock market crash in China is a test of President Xi Jinping’s stated goal of reducing the government’s dominant role in the economy. So far, his government has re...

China Wrestles With a Financial Crisis - Irish Times

Government struggles to contain turmoil for 90 million investors owning shares in an economy 123 times larger than Greece’s....

Meanwhile in China, a Great Meltdown Begins - Scott MacDonald, TNI

The global economy does not need a Chinese financial meltdown. China’s authoritarian and opaque political economy under the Chinese Communist Party is about to be tested in i...

Poisoning the Well of U.S.-China Relations - Elizabeth Economy, CFR

It was bound to happen. As China’s stock market continued its wild ride, dropping 30 percent by early July from a seven-year high only a month prior, rumors started swirling ...

China Is Following Japan's Bad Example - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

China, confronted today with plunging shares on the Beijing and Shanghai stock markets, has now organized an intervention that makes Tokyo's look downright lame. And that strategy ...

Beijing Versus the Stock Market - Bloomberg View

China's government says it wants to increase the role of market forces in the economy. In the past few weeks, it's been frantically doing the opposite -- responding to a collapse i...

The Psychology Behind China's Bubble - Noah Smith, Bloomberg View

Watching an asset bubble burst is a little like watching a tornado: You know lives are being destroyed, yet nature's awesome power has a strange, terrifying beauty.  The bust ...

What Happens if China Reaches Peak Oil? - Gabe Collins, The Diplomat

Intense focus on the North American shale boom, Saudi Arabia, and ISIS obscures an important emerging energy trend: China’s oil production is peaking. This has profound impli...

Will China's Tumbling Stocks Topple the Economy? - Gordon Chang, TNI

The world's second largest economy could be in big trouble....

Beijing Can't Halt the China Stock Swoon - W.R. Mead, American Interest

Nobody knows where this is headed. China’s markets (still up more than 80 percent over year-ago levels) were due for a major correction, and the warning signs of an economic ...

A Chinese Canal Divides Nicaraguans - Reese Erlich, ABC Australia

Chinese developer HKND and the Nicaraguan government have struck a deal on the $50 billion Nicaragua canal. When complete, it will be 270 kilometres long: three times the size of t...

Unleashing Global Economic Mayhem - Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy

How likely is this scenario? This week, analysts gave Greece up to a 50 percent chance of leaving the eurozone. The Shanghai Composite has already plunged by 20 percent since June ...

Could China or Russia Bail Out Greece? - Joshua Keating, Slate

It would be a mistake for Greece’s government to count on help from Russia (or China for that matter) if things take a turn for the worse with Europe. But it’s probably...

China Tramples Another Obama "Red Line" - M Thiessen, Washington Post

Remember how President Obama failed to enforce his “red line” in Syria? Well, it’s happening again — this time in cyberspace....

China's Economic Plan to Rule Asia - Richard Javad Heydarian, TNI

So long as China maintains its position as a key trading partner and source of large-scale investments...Beijing will maintain significant influence over its neighbors....

Should Russians Fear Chinese Colonization? - A. Gabuev, Moscow Times

The news that Russia's Zabaikalsky region would grant 115,000 hectares of land to the Chinese company Huae Xinban under a 49-year lease stirred up a maelstrom of anxiety in Russia....

China's Last Royal - Cecily Huang, The Diplomat

I have been in Australia for almost a year now. One thing that I didn’t expect before arriving is how interested Australians are in royalty. The popularity of Prince Harry an...

Why the World Is Back in Love With the US - Spalding & Lowther, Diplomat

Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War....

Facing China's Most Powerful Leader Since Mao - Jonathan Fenby, NS

In the two years since he took China's most important job, Xi Jinping has strengthened his grip on the state....

Taiwan Plays Mediator in South China Sea - World Politics Review

Last month, Taiwan proposed a peace plan to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea and reduce regional tensions. In an email interview, Lynn Kuok, a nonresident fellow...

South China Sea Is an American Problem - Jeff Smith, The Diplomat

On June 18, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel offered a press preview of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED...

Fiasco for China's Allies in Hong Kong - Gordon Chang, World Affairs

On Tuesday, Hong Kong’s wealthiest businessman, Li Ka-shing, said he was “very disappointed” over the Hong Kong government’s failure to enact its reform pac...

Russia's Pivot to China Is Real - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

The search for alternative investors and markets has been a political priority for President Vladimir Putin and his government since Western countries imposed economic sanctions on...

China's Smoke-Smothered Skies - Qiu Xiaolong, World Policy Journal

Chief Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau found himself sitting by the tall window of the grand river-view suite on the 39th floor of the Hyatt Hotel in Pudong, in the com...

Japan to Take on China in South China Sea - Wall Street Journal

China has notched another gain in its inadvertent campaign to expand defense cooperation among its nervous neighbors. In a Journal interview published Thursday, Japan’s top m...

What's Most Dangerous Threat to America? - Mark Katz, National Interest

In formulating its defense policy, the United States has to face four separate security challenges simultaneously: China, Russia, Iran, and Sunni jihadism. This is very different f...

China's Strategy: Invest in the World - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

China’s outward foreign direct investment (FDI) for the first five months of 2015 was up nearly 50 percent from the same period in 2014, a Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokes...

China's Indian Ocean Strategy - Brahma Chellaney, Japan Times

NEW DELHI – What are Chinese attack submarines doing in the Indian Ocean, far from China’s maritime backyard, in what is the furthest deployment of the Chinese Navy in ...

Forget China; Latin America Looks to India - Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

There are several reasons why Latin American countries may pay more attention to India, as Mexico’s Slim reportedly is already doing. According to an unconfirmed report in The Ec...

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PRC holds Uighur who 'planned bomb

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The People's Republic of China (PRC) has arrested a member of its mostly Muslim...