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中华人民共和国

China's Desirable Economic Slowdown

Kenneth Rogoff, Project Syndicate

Russia and China's anti-U.S. Axis

Daniel McGroarty, RealClearWorld

Hong Kong: Xi Jinping's First Real Crisis

Dean Cheng, National Interest

Hong Kong's Counter-Protesters

Brendan O'Reilly, The Diplomat

As China shifts to a more domestic-demand driven, services-oriented economy, a transition to slower trend growth is both inevitable and desirable. But the challenges are immense, a...(full article)

Beyond the arc of the ebola epidemic, and outside the parameters of the fight against the Islamic State, a far more fundamental change to the world order is taking place. It's the ...(full article)

As the world turned its eyes to the mass protests in Hong Kong, it focused primarily on how the territory will elect its chief executive. The people who have taken to the streets o...(full article)

With Hong Kong protest leaders calling their supporters out onto the streets again, there's good reason to doubt whether talks with the government that were expected today will eve...(full article)

Fears of chaos resonate deeply in a nation that, within living memory, suffered through the Warlord Era, a brutal Japanese occupation, a massive civil war, and the madness of the C...(full article)

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India Is Growing Bolder on the Seas - C. Raja Mohan, Indian Express

Given India’s growing trade and its increasing dependence on the sea for the import of vital energy resources, India’s interests are similar to those of the US, the wo...

Did Beijing Back the Hong Kong Triads? - John Van Oudenaren, RCW

Despite their marked differences, Beijing and the triad syndicates share an interest in muzzling democracy in Hong Kong....

China Swooping in on Italy's Grids and Brands - Rachel Sanderson, FT

The EU debt crisis opened up periphery countries to Chinese investors....

The Fear of Greater Chaos - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

Uust because autocracy has failed does not mean that democracy can work. And just because the tumultuous, dramatic weakening of central control in big states has not happened yet d...

It's China's Right to Deal with Hong Kong - Sholto Byrnes, The National

Why in the first place should the UK have the right to interfere in the affairs of a city-state on the other side of the globe?...

In Hong Kong, First Protests, Now Talks - Economist

"It's up to the government now. This is the first step, but the pressure has to continue," says Alex Chow, head of the Hong Kong Federation of Students. Mr Chow and his deputies wi...

Does the UK Have Any Responsibility in Hong Kong? - Tim Summers, CNN

The world has been watching events unfold in Hong Kong in recent weeks, after tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets to occupy key locations in the heart...

Beijing Should Consider the Singapore Model - Fareed Zakaria, Daily Star

In Taiwan, after Chiang Ching-kuo’s death, the elites split, as they did in South Korea, Indonesia and, of course, the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev. That split, betwe...

Stand Squarely Behind Hong Kong - Claudia Rosett, Weekly Standard

Should it matter to the rest of us that Hong Kong has erupted this past week with demonstrations for democracy? China’s rulers say this is an internal matter. Western leaders...

The Coming Beijing-Moscow-Berlin Alliance - Pepe Escobar, TomDispatch

No matter how often Washington remixes its Global War on Terror, the tectonic plates of Eurasian geopolitics continue to shift, and they're not going to stop just because American ...

Hong Kong Protests Will Almost Certainly Fail - Paul Gregory, Forbes

Unlike Ukraine, the Hong Kong protests will almost certainly fail. Euromaidan was a rare exception of success carried out under more propitious circumstances. The questions for Hon...

Xi's Anti-Corruption Campaign Is Doomed - A. Friedberg, Diplomat

Xi Jinping is no Gorbachev. He presides over an economy that is still growing rapidly, a population whose expectations continue to rise, and a political elite that has not yet lo...

How Hong Kong's Protesters Can Win - Maria Stephan, Foreign Policy

Don't think that this will be over soon. This is fundamentally a war of patience and a test of our endurance," 17-year-old Joshua Wong, student leader of pro-democracy protests in ...

Hong Kong's Christian Revolutionaries - Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy

Do Christians make good rebels?...

Culture's Growing Role in Foreign Affairs - K. Pethiyagoda, The Diplomat

Thus far, most non-Western countries have operated using European sourced institutions of statecraft, within a Western-style nation-state system. This made predicting their foreign...

Hong Kong Is the New Singapore - Patrick Smith, The Fiscal Times

So it is hard to conclude this after tens of thousands of resolutely nonviolent demonstrators were attacked late last week by knife-wielding thugs and triad gangs plainly doing Bei...

China's Great Firewall Is Cracking - Zach Toombs, The Diplomat

New tech is poking holes in China’s censorship machine....

There Is a Way Forward in Hong Kong - Chris Patten, Project Syndicate

Hong Kong’s future is the main issue; but so, too, is China’s honor and its standing in the world....

China: The Emperor Has no Votes - William McGurn, New York Post

Xi fancies himself a tough guy. And as a man who has made his way up the Communist Party of China, he likely shares the mainland stereotype of Hong Kongers as rich, spoiled and sof...

The App Used to Spy on Hong Kong's Protesters - Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast

Early on there were signs that the app wasn’t what it seemed. For one thing, its supposed designers denied having anything to do with it. Code4HK, a Hong Kong group “wh...

Dalai Lama: a New Era of China-Tibet Relations - Jorg Eigendorf, Ozy

A new era has begun with the presidency of Xi Jinping. He wants to create a more harmonious society than the one under his predecessor, Hu Jintao....

Xi Jinping's Crucial Call for Unity - South China Morning Post

The focus on the rule of law and corruption, following debate on deepening reforms at the third plenary session, is set to complete the circle of consolidation of Xi's power just t...

The Party Versus the People in Hong Kong - Economist

The Communist Party faces its toughest challenge since Tiananmen. This time it must make wiser decisions....

Who Loves China? - Ian Buruma, Project Syndicate

The people who truly “love China” are more likely to be found in the streets of Hong Kong than in the closed government compounds of Beijing....

How the Hong Kong Protesters Could Win - Zack Beauchamp, Vox

If the pressure stays on, Hong Kong and mainland elites may end up deciding that handing the protestors a partial victory makes more sense than dispersing them with a full-on, Tian...

The Uglier Side of Hong Kong Protests - Christopher Beam, TNR

Occupy Central organizers have done their best to distance themselves from the anti-mainland movement and keep the focus on election reform and universal suffrage. Addressing the...

Obama Shirks Another Fight with China - Irwin Stelzer, Weekly Standard

When it comes to military actions, President Obama likes to declare the end of wars, regardless of whether America’s opponents agree that is the case. When it comes to econom...

Is China Sending a Stealth Fighter to Sea? - David Axe, RealClearDefense

A full-scale model of China’s J-31 stealth fighter prototype has appeared on the flight deck of the Chinese navy’s aircraft carrier mock-up, fueling speculation that th...

Is China Losing Its Grip on Its Periphery? - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

As tens of thousands of activists continue to defy the authorities in Hong Kong by occupying entire city blocs in the heart of the city, and with weekly reports of escalating viole...

What Happened to Asian Century? - Matt Wade, Sydney Morning Herald

When I returned home from a three-year stint as Fairfax's India correspondent, shortly before the white paper's release, I was struck by how ill-prepared Australia seemed to be for...

Why Is Washington so Quiet on Hong Kong? - Washington Post

It's hard not to be inspired by the images of crowds in the center of Hong Kong peacefully demonstrating in favor of democracy, their unlikely symbol not a clenched fist but an ope...

China Not Ready to Let Go of Hong Kong - Anson Chan, Time

For me the most heart-breaking aspect of the current unrest in Hong Kong has been to see our police force, kitted out in full riot gear like Star Wars Stormtroopers with gas masks ...

Hong Kong Leader Must Placate Both Sides - Edward Wong, NY Times

HONG KONG — On the boisterous, steamy streets here, the man leading Hong Kong’s government has been likened in recent days to a vampire, a wolf, dog excrement and a criminal-at...

Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0? - Brendon Hong, Daily Beast

‘The Umbrella Revolution’ is taking place in an environment very different from Beijing 25 years ago, and the government knows the movement could spread much farther an...

Hong Kong Is a Tough Test for Beijing - Economist

Compounding the difficulty is the lack of a middle ground. The protesters’ main demand is that the people of Hong Kong be allowed to vote for any candidate of their choosing ...

China's Climate Change Paradox - Stephen Junor, The Diplomat

Despite China’s reliance on fossil fuels, poor environmental record, and reputation as a roadblock on the path to an emissions reduction deal, it has been a strong advocate f...

Hong Kong Protesters Need to Act Within the Law - SCMP

Not since a taxi drivers' strike in 1983 has Hong Kong faced such chaos. But circumstances are markedly different, peaceful sit-ins and spirited chanting replacing the violence and...

China's Crackdown in Hong Kong - New York Times

If China had honored the political commitments it made before taking control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, it is likely there would be no protests in the city streets and no c...

Obama Must Support Democracy in HK - Andrew Peek, Fiscal Times

For a president with a notoriously ambivalent attitude towards spreading democracy abroad, the protests in Hong Kong give Obama a rare chance to be bold....

What Hong Kong Means for Global Economy - M. El-Erian, Bloomberg

Will the tensions in Hong Kong be the straw that breaks the global economy’s back? That question is on many investors’ minds as they watch the Chinese government's response ...

The Dream of Chinese Democracy - Max Boot, Commentary

Call me naïve, but I’m a sucker for pro-democracy demonstrations against dictators. Admittedly, whether in Tiananmen Square or Tahrir Square, they don’t always work out well...

China Is Hong Kong's Future - Martin Jacques, The Guardian

The upheaval sweeping Hong Kong is more complicated than on the surface it might appear. Protests have erupted over direct elections to be held in three years’ time; democracy ...

China's Deadly Miscalculation - Joseph Bosco, RealClearDefense

Cutting to the chase, our superb sub service could doubtless wreak devastation on a Chinese surface fleet if given the order to do so. But would the order be given? I’m bett...

A New Authoritarianism Is Growing - Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register

Increasingly, authoritarian regimes are rising around the world, led by a pesky, resource-rich Russia and a new full-blown superpower, China. Today, few regimes are becoming more d...

A Turning Point in Hong Kong's Fight - Rachel Lu, Foreign Policy

Beijing remains unlikely to cave to pro-democracy protesters' demands, but it is now losing hearts and minds....

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