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While the outer layer of Washington's logic indicates an adaptable and far-sighted global colossus, the inner layer betrays a sclerotic and myopic superpower trapped by recent hist...(full article)

It’s well established that we are living in the Asian Century. Just what the Asian Century will look like is open to debate....(full article)

There is good strategic logic to Taiwan’s decision to build diesel subs. Execution is a different story....(full article)

As with any presidency, Barack Obama's agenda has been heavily driven by external events. His landmark foreign policy initiative (if one doesn't count ending the two wars in the Mi...(full article)

Despite the prevailing opinion among many observers that China's property market is a bubble ready to pop, not everyone is convinced. Robert Shiller, a Yale University economist wh...(full article)

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Chinese Spies Keep Eye on Leading Universities - John Garnaut, SM Herald

China is building large covert spy networks inside Australia's leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Chinese intelligence ...

What if China Goes All Putin on Its Neighbors? - Steinberg & O'Hanlon, FP

As President Barack Obama prepares for his trip to Asia this week, he will face questions not just about the administration's signature rebalance, or "pivot" toward that region, bu...

Chinese Police with Guns? - Lotus Yuen, Tea Leaf Nation

Thanks to Hollywood movies, quite popular here, the average Chinese person is familiar with the image of a gun-toting policeman who yells “freeze or I’ll shoot!” after an esc...

Regional Security Won't Work in Afghanistan - Arwin Rahi, The Diplomat

As NATO-led coalition forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, we are increasingly hearing the idea that a multinational regional security force (MN-RSF) would be a viable op...

China's Water Is Worse than Its Air - Bloomberg View

In recent months, Chinese leaders have pledged drastic steps to clear their nation’s smog-choked air. The bigger question, though, may be how far they're willing to go to clean u...

How Space Trash Could Start a Nuclear War - Zack Beauchamp, Vox

Panic in the skies! "The threats to U.S. space assets are significant and growing," according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations, which warns that there's a real...

Obama Needs to Focus on China, Quickly - Gideon Rachman, FT

The real problem is that America’s efforts to date have been sufficient to antagonise China but not sufficient to reassure American allies. The Japanese worry that the US was too...

How to Stop a Japan-China War - Joseph Nye & Kevin Rudd, Washington Post

While the world focuses on Ukraine, ships and planes from Japan and China challenge each other almost every day near a few square miles of barren islets in the East China Sea that ...

What Beijing Can Learn from Wal-Mart - Robert Boxwell, Reuters

Wal-Mart is in the news this week for not paying bribes in China — or at least, that’s the underlying premise in the retailer’s three-year-long struggle with Chin...

How to Defang Russia, China - Christian Science Monitor

In Obama's coming visit to Japan, and Biden's to Ukraine, the US can counter the territorial aggression of Russia and China by affirming the power of alliances based on universal i...

Washington's Biggest Strategic Mistake - Ted Galen Carpenter, TNI

The United States is on the brink of committing a cardinal sin in foreign policy: antagonizing two major powers simultaneously. There are frictions in bilateral ties with both Mo...

Why Obama Can't Explain His Foreign Policy - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

Obama has good realistic instincts, but thus far he doesn't have a strategy that he has been able to explain to the public. And without a strategy he loses influence, since power i...

The Kremlin's Global Admirers - Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian

Russia has found out who its friends are recently – and thanks to some old resentments, that includes India and China....

The Real Reason China Wants Aircraft Carriers - McGrath & Cropsey, RCD

China is building the capability to project power from the sea in order to build its strength relative to its neighbors, primarily those with whom it has ongoing territorial seas c...

Xi Dreams of Shaking Slumbering China - Jon Fenby, Financial Times

Events in Ukraine have provided an early test of China’s new foreign policy set-up. While global attention is focused on President Vladimir Putin’s trial of strength with Kiev ...

China's Uncomfortable Ukraine Bind - Chivvis & Lin, Global Public Square

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...

China on the Edge - Gordon Chang, Gatestone Institute

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...

West Can't Have It Both Ways on China - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

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'...

China's Porn Crackdown Has Little to Do with Porn - Lily Kuo, Quartz

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...

Killing Tigers in China - Minxin Pei, Indian Express

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...

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...

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Chinese manufacturing activity improved slightly in April as domestic demand sh...