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中华人民共和国

We're Losing Arms Race to Russia, China

David Francis, Fiscal Times

China's Creeping Invasion

Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

Most Chinese Expect War With Japan

Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

4 Reasons Xi Is a Serious Reformer

Dingding Chen, The Diplomat

Japan and China must take urgent steps to avoid the accidental development of an uncontrollable situation in the East China Sea....(full article)

The United States still has the largest defense budget in the world, some three times more than China’s and over $500 billion more than Russia’s – and it will have the lar...(full article)

Unable to modernize Russia’s economy or satisfy its middle class, Putin has made a risky bet that nationalist adventurism will sustain his regime. Xi, in contrast, appears to...(full article)

A majority of Chinese believe their country will go to war with Japan in the future....(full article)

Since Xi Jinping took over China’s top leadership in 2012, there have already been a series of bold policy reforms in China that surprised almost all scholars and observers of ...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Even China Can't 'Expand Credit' - John Tamny, RealClearMarkets

"There is a strange idea abroad, held by all monetary cranks, that credit is something a banker gives to a man. Credit, on the contrary, is something a man already has." - Henry Ha...

Hong Kong Democrats Need New Strategy - Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The problem is that the Chinese regime has called Occupy’s bluff. The upcoming protests will thus be a test -- less for the central government than for Occupy itself, which has...

Why Is China Building Islands? - Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat

The BBC has published a multimedia report on the scramble for control over the South China Sea, with a particular focus on the clash between China and the Philippines. In the BBC...

Hong Kong: China's Next Big Mess-Up - Robert Keatley, TNI

Now that China’s legislature has acted, it is clear that most citizens of Hong Kong will have little to say anytime soon about who can campaign for their city’s top pol...

Give Gao Zhisheng His Freedom - Teng Biao, Washington Post

A month ago, the human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng — my friend and colleague — limped out of Shaya Prison in northwestern China. According to relatives, Gao was pale as a ghost...

China Housing Offers Lessons in Credit - Adam Brandon, RealClearMarkets

Despite centuries of study, most mainstream economists are still baffled by the phenomenon of market bubbles and periodic corrections. Most, following in the footsteps of John Mayn...

Hong Kong's Prosperity Depends on Democracy - New York Times

While the Chinese government has the upper hand, its unyielding grip on Hong Kong’s democracy threatens the principles that form the foundation of the city’s prosperity and s...

China's War on Maritime Law - James Holmes, The Diplomat

Never surrender to China in the battle of language, Washington. Ceding control of the words we use can be fatal to diplomacy. If you let someone define the words used in an argum...

Why China's Rulers Resent Hong Kong - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Is there any reason for China to trust that the citizens of Hong Kong, long ruled by the British, are loyal to the mainland? Leaders in Beijing clearly don't think so. That’s...

Hong Kong Mourns Its Democracy Dream - Yang Hengjun, The Diplomat

On August 31, I saw a newsflash from Xinhua: the election for the chief executive of Macau had concluded. The sole candidate, Fernando Chui, received 380 votes to win Macau’s...

Hong Kong's Struggle for Democracy - Kerry Brown, The Diplomat

The risk-averse leadership in Beijing looked at the option of having a genuine democracy in their sovereign territory, looked at the Occupy Central Movement, looked at messy demo...

China Will Regret Rejecting Hong Kong Democracy - The Guardian

Demonstrating an unhappy combination of timidity and stupidity, Beijing has fashioned a rod to beat its own back....

Hong Kong on Edge - Luke Hunt, The Diplomat

A fatalistic dread is sweeping through Hong Kong amid fears that a violent confrontation between Chinese forces and supporters of the pan-democrats and Occupy Central movement, d...

Democracy Is Contagious - Isaac Stone Fish, Foreign Policy

Want a simple method for understanding top-level decision-making in China? Assume that the decision was made with the end goal of keeping the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in power...

Hong Kong's Democracy Dilemma - Margaret Ng, New York Times

HONG KONG — On Sunday the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress issued restrictive guidelines for the election of Hong Kong’s next chief executive in 201...

Ending East Asia's History Wars - Yuriko Koike, Project Syndicate

Japan and South Korea need to take responsibility for the future, not obsess about the past. A recent Japanese government white paper called South Korea the country “that sha...

Resource Wars: Coming to a Border Near You? - Dan McGroarty, RCW

The coming resource wars will not be a Malthusian fight for finite resources, where the Cassandras of peak oil give way to fear-mongering about "peak everything." Technology itself...

South China Sea Follies - Bloomberg View

The Chinese position is more than hypocritical; it’s short-sighted. Open seas -- and the U.S. Navy’s efforts to defend them -- have been critical to China’s rise ...

Are Good Times Back in China? - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

What's the difference between first class and business class? Apparently nothing, at least on state-owned China Southern Airlines, the mainland's largest carrier. According to a re...

Exposing China's Provocations - James Holmes, The Diplomat

U.S. and allied forces should film Chinese assertiveness and let the whole world see it firsthand....

Beijing's Booming Population Risks Instability - Clint Richards, Diplomat

Pollution and rapidly increasing rural migrants could quickly outstrip Beijing’s ability to cope....

Responding to China's Air Intercept - Ryan Santicola, The Diplomat

The US response to the recent intercept is important in the context of the safety and freedom of international airspace....

Deng Xiaoping's Lasting Legacy - Japan Times

Last Friday marked the 110th birthday of Deng Xiaoping, the man who in many ways is the architect of contemporary China. A partner and occasional victim of Mao Zedong, he broke wit...

U.S. Must Acknowledge China's Ambition - Chris Layne, Boston Globe

One hundred years ago this month, Britain declared war on Germany. And though the issues of that era may seem irrelevant now, the pre-war tensions between those two nations can act...

Indian Trade Booming with ASEAN - Luke Hunt, The Diplomat

Business ties extending west into India have never enjoyed the same cachet as trade with China to the north. That’s partly because access to India was blocked by Myanmar’s is...

Keeping China Honest in Hong Kong - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

How many times does China’s ruling Communist Party have to say that it opposes “genuine choice” in Hong Kong elections before the local democracy movement conside...

Iran Looks East, China Pivots West - Dickey & Ighani, The Diplomat

The two countries need each other, in a relationship that seems unlikely to be derailed soon....

China's Silent War on Terror - Emily Rauhala, Time

A virtual media blackout makes it hard to know what's happening as Beijing tackles unrest among its Uighur Muslim minorities....

China's Five Military Game Changers - Robert Farley, The National Interest

Beijing's military prowess grows with each passing day. Should Washington be concerned?...

'Made in China' Now Being Made in Africa - Brendon Hong, Daily Beast

The cost of labor in China is going up, so Chinese manufacturers are moving to Africa, and they’re playing all the angles....

What China Wants - The Economist

After a bad couple of centuries, China is itching to regain its place in the world. How should America respond?...

Only U.S. Can Prevent Great Power War - Alex Ward, The Diplomat

As the World War I centennial is celebrated, repressed thoughts of great power war once again begin to surface. With today’s highly “interconnected global economy” underwritt...

Can China Save Africa's Elephants? - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Poaching rates correlate with the local black-market price of ivory, according to the study. Much of the seized ivory is bound for (or is already in) China. The authors suggest tha...

Chinese Foreign Policy Needs Major Reform - Dingding Chen, The Diplomat

Perhaps the most important question facing China and the rest of the world in coming decades is how China will use its increasing power at the global level (this is assuming that...

Why a China-South Korea Alliance Won't Happen - Jin Kai, The Diplomat

Despite close ties, Beijing and Seoul’s divergent interests, as well as regional politics, preclude a formal alliance....

Asia's Never-Ending War - Boston Globe

In the eyes of many Japanese, especially the right-wing voters who helped elect Abe, the annual controversy over visits by Japanese politicians to the shrine seems unfair. It honor...

Taiwan's Identity Crisis - Jonathan Sullivan, National Interest

The conundrum for the DPP is that the Taiwanese identity that has been trampled on and discarded under Ma is both a trump card and a liability....

Can China and Vatican Overcome Differences? - Shannon Tiezzi, Diplomat

Can China and the Vatican come to a compromise that allows for formal diplomatic relations?...

Chinese Pilots Fly at Russia's Top Gun - Thomas Newdick, War Is Boring

Chinese and Russian fighter pilots have been testing their skills in an unprecedented series of maneuvers in southeast Russia. Some observers have billed the Aviadarts exercise as ...

Five Reasons the U.S. Can't Beat China in Africa - Zachary Keck, TNI

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama convened nearly fifty African heads of state in Washington, DC for the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. As the largest event ever ...

The Great Chinese Exodus - Andrew Browne, Wall Street Journal

Today, China's borders are wide open. Almost anybody who wants a passport can get one. And Chinese nationals are leaving in vast waves: Last year, more than 100 million outbound tr...

Obama's China Strategy Is Doomed - Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest

As Beijing’s power grows, it will become more and more difficult for Washington to continue its strategy of trying to enjoy the fruits of all possible approaches to dealing w...

China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military - Adam Minter, Bloomberg

It’s hard to argue that China has played a constructive “builder” role in Iraq recent years, especially as its oil interests have expanded, just as it is difficult to counter...

Asia Lessons from Ford and Kissinger - Andrew Gawthorpe, The Diplomat

Obama is not the first president to face these problems – aggressive adversaries, nervous allies, and a U.S. public deeply unwilling to make the commitments necessary to reassu...

Can Asia's 'Middle Powers' Create Stability? - Mohan & Medcalf, TNI

In a changing Asia, not even steadfast allies like Australia can afford to put all their eggs in the alliance basket. Thus in a new research paper, we argued that it is time for n...

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China's overseas investment soars a

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - China's outbound investment more than doubled in August to US$12.62 billion, da...

Beijing authorities detain 81-year-

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Police in Beijing have detained an 81-year-old writer who has long been a sharp...

Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with s

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Hong Kong was shuttered Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, brin...