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中华人民共和国

China's Uncomfortable Ukraine Bind

Chivvis & Lin, Global Public Square

China on the Edge

Gordon Chang, Gatestone Institute

West Can't Have It Both Ways on China

William Pesek, Bloomberg View

Killing Tigers in China

Minxin Pei, Indian Express

Russia has tried to parry U.S. threats of isolation by talking up the possibility of a closer Sino-Russian alliance. But while there is some concern that Chinese hardliners could s...(full article)

There is something very wrong in China at the moment. China, I believe, has just passed an inflection point. Until recently, everything was going its way. Now, however, it seems al...(full article)

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, assigns very low odds to a Chinese hard landing. But what if the West is increasing the chances of a crash in the world'...(full article)

China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications just announced another big campaign against pornography. The “Cleaning the web” initiative is to last un...(full article)

Based on the most recent media revelations, the case against Zhou could be China’s biggest and ugliest scandal that would make Bo Xilai (a Zhou ally) look like small fry by c...(full article)

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Protests Undermine Taiwan's Reputation - Charles I-hsin Chen, Diplomat

The effect the Sunflower student movement has had on Taiwan’s international reputation has been mixed. On the one hand, with a peaceful and rational ending, this 24-day occupat...

Captain America Captures China - Warner Brown, Tea Leaf Nation

Why has an avowedly all-American hero proved so popular here? Launching the film on a three-day holiday weekend shortly after its stars toured Beijing certainly didn’t hu...

Why China Prefers Europe to the United States - Lanxin Xiang, GMF

Not too long ago, members of the Chinese policy elite were still debating whether China's ties with the United States would constitute their most important bilateral relationship. ...

Doing China's Bidding in Nepal - New York Times

A Human Rights Watch report released this month shows how far Nepal has gone in capitulating to Chinese pressure in cracking down on Tibetan residents and refugees. It details a lo...

An Evolving Tale of Two Chinas - Kevin Rafferty, Japan Times

Will U.S. President Barack Obama draw a red line against any Chinese incursion across the strait, and more important, will he convince Beijing that he would enforce it?...

Warning Signs of Trouble in China's Markets - David Ignatius, Wash Post

China’s financial markets seem to be signaling trouble, as a government crackdown on corruption and loose credit begins to bite and jittery local investors scramble for safety....

Alibaba, Weibo and China's Potential for Growth - Ian Bremmer, Reuters

China’s waning economic growth has investors bracing for Chinese leadership to revert to the old model of state-driven stimulus measures, jeopardizing Xi’s vision for a...

China's Coming Pension Crisis - The Economist

Allowing people to choose if they want more than one child may prove more popular, but raising the retirement age is likely to bring more economic benefits. Officials at China’s ...

How to Calm Asia's History Wars - Mochizuki & O'Hanlon, National Interest

As President Obama prepares for his trip to Asia in two weeks, tensions are remarkably high in a part of the world that was supposed to be smart enough to focus on getting rich eve...

China Might Actually Seize Japan's Southern Islands - James Holmes, FP

It's not as crazy as you think-- and here's how the United States and Japan can prevent it from happening....

Chinese Savers Can Change the World - Martin Wolf, Financial Times

This year China’s gross national savings will be close to $5 trillion. US savings will be only $3 trillion. If, as planned, China were to open its capital account -- allowing...

Food Prices Are Going to Topple More Governments - Josh Keating, Slate

The Arab Spring may become the textbook example of the geopolitics of food prices -- the food riots and subsequent revolutions transfixed the world. But shifts in food price may be...

Can China Rise Peacefully? - John Mearsheimer, The National Interest

The intensified security competition that lies ahead will only increase China’s hostility toward Japan and the United States, and it is likely to turn into an acute case of h...

On Weibo, Jesus More Popular than Mao - Bethany Allen, Tea Leaf Nation

It’s easier to talk about Jesus than Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on Weibo, China’s massive Twitter-like social media platform. It...

The Cold War Rages in Hong Kong - Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

In the global war of ideology that President Obama says is not happening, Hong Kong is on the front lines....

China's Poisonous Waterways - Sheng Keyi, New York Times

The nation has more than 200 “cancer villages,” small towns like mine blanketed with factories where cancer rates have risen far above the national average. (Some resea...

Ending China's Crime Against Humanity - David Kilgour, Epoch Times

China's harvesting of organs must end....

Is China the Next Lehman Brothers? - John Cassidy, The New Yorker

The worry is that large parts of China now resemble Arizona, Florida, and Nevada circa 2007, when the great Greenspan-Bernanke real-estate bubble was going “pop.” &ldqu...

Drive a Wedge Between Russia and China - Albert Wolf, National Interest

Many prophesy that China’s rise will not be peaceful. If Beijing proves to be bent on unacceptably revising or overthrowing the prevailing international order, it would find ...

China or America? Indians Pick U.S. - Bruce Stokes, Global Public Square

During the Cold War, the Indian government attempted to position itself between Moscow and Washington by claiming leadership of the Non-Aligned Movement. As Indians head to the pol...

Rome, Carthage and U.S.-China Relations - James Holmes, The Diplomat

If eminent people prefer Greek to Roman antiquity, that must be because Greek history is more interesting and enlightening. Right? Not necessarily. Methinks the storyteller, not ...

Merkel, a Map and a Message to China - Rachel Lu, Tea Leaf Nation

On March 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China m...

Asia Follows China into an Old-Fashioned Arms Race - David Pilling, FT

Across Asia, purchases of submarines, the “new bling” in the words of Bernard Loo Fook Weng, a Singaporean defence expert, are multiplying. India, South Korea and Vietn...

Risky Games in the South China Sea - New York Times

Undaunted by China’s aggressive rhetoric and expansionist claims to nearly all of the South China Sea, the Philippines has filed a legal case against Beijing with an internationa...

How China Wins the Ukraine Standoff - Artyom Lukin, FPRI

There is one international player that stands to gain from the recent turn of events in Ukraine, regardless of its outcome. This player apparently has nothing to do with the crisis...

China Could Be Nearing a Massive Debt Implosion - Martin Wolf, FT

Credit cannot outgrow GDP forever, even in China. The question is how it will stop....

China's Eerily Calm Response to Taiwan - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Once, if more than 100,000 people had marched through Taipei to oppose closer links between Taiwan and Mainland China, Beijing's response would have been predictable: an angry, hig...

America's Ultimate Geopolitical Nightmare - Greg Lawson, Nat'l Interest

Russia and China are not natural partners and exchanged blows during the height of the Sino-Soviet split in 1969. In fact, this near conflagration is what allowed Nixon and Kissing...

Is China Losing Taiwan? - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou is learning a very valuable lesson the hard way: If you want to cozy up to China, it's best not to be too Chinese about it. The point is being driven home by...

Say Goodbye to 'Peaceful Reunification' - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

Today I saw Taiwan’s future, and I saw its past. Nearly two weeks after the Sunflower Movement occupied the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to protest a controversial services trade...

Double Down on Taiwan - Julia Famularo &Terri Giles, The National Interest

This April marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act. In a resolution affirming the critical importance of the Act, members of Congress note ...

China's Political Gamble of the Century - Timothy Garton Ash, Guardian

As export-hungry Europeans have feted president Xi Jinping on his imperial progress across the continent over the past week, how many have realised just how extraordinary is the ...

China and the Myth of the 'Thucydides Trap' - Wei Zhongyou, The Diplomat

In recent years, especially since the beginning of this decade, the term “Thucydides trap” (between China as a rising power and U.S. as an established one) has gained increas...

The Chinese Firm That Terrifies the NSA - Kim Zetter, Wired

The NSA’s global spy operation may seem unstoppable, but there’s at least one target that has proven to be a formidable obstacle: the Chinese communications technology ...

Hollywood Eyes China - The National

The United States government’s “pivot towards Asia” has become a favoured topic of political commentators around the world. The idea of the “pivot”, first mooted in 2011,...

Why China's Big Mouth Is Actually Encouraging - David Wroe, SMH

Readers of China’s state-run Xinhua news agency might be forgiven for thinking the search for MH370 was floundering before the addition of two Chinese air force planes a week...

China's Plan for Power Revealed - Gregory Poling, East Asia Forum

Recent months have seen a steady progression of China’s long-term strategy in the South China Sea, which can be loosely divided into two parts. Beijing is building up its mar...

The End of Chinese Central Planning - Stephen Roach, Project Syndicate

Since Deng Xiaoping’s reforms of the early 1980’s, less and less attention has been paid to the numerical targets of central planning. The State Planning Commission evo...

Preserving China's Farmland - Vaclav Smil, The American

There is always some reason for the West to worry about China. How far will Chinese companies go to acquire major Western businesses? Do the Chinese have too much influence in to...

Mainland Chinese Sour on Taiwan Democracy - Rachel Lu, Tea Leaf Nation

Even outside observers have held up Taiwan’s democratic institutions — which have supported five presidential elections, generally free expression of political opinio...

The Politics of China's Urbanization - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

Large-scale urbanization is an economic necessity for China, but a political risk for the Chinese Communist Party....

Can Asia Prevent Its Own Crimea? - Bonnie Glaser & Ely Ratner, GPS

With the world watching Ukraine with wary eyes, the U.S. Navy’s lead admiral in the Pacific suggested Asia could face a similar crisis if the continent’s other major po...

U.S. Losing Its Military Edge Over China - Forbes & Colby, Nat'l Interest

A flurry of recent statements by senior Defense Department officials has thrown a bright but cold light on a reality that Washington has yet to grapple with: that America’s e...

How a New Cold War Helps China & India - M K Bhadrakumar, Asia Times

How China and India will benefit from the standoff in Ukraine....

Time to Revive the Silk Road - China.org

For both China and Central Asia, the Silk Road played an important role in creating marvelous civilizations and economic prosperity in ancient times. Around 2,000 years ago, a Chin...

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Hu Yaobang reforms advancing: repor

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Modern China is advancing reforms supported by Hu Yaobang, state media said Wed...

Thousands of workers strike at Chin

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Tens of thousands of workers were on strike Wednesday at a factory in southern ...

Chinese economic growth slows sharp

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - China's GDP grew at its weakest pace for 18 months in the March quarter, data s...