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Israel Has a Friend in China

Gregory Noddin Poulin, The Diplomat

Japan Steps up Its Game in Latin America

Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald

North Korea's Chinese-Style Reforms

Andrei Lankov, Al Jazeera

Don't Bet on China's Economy

Sam Winter-Levy, The Diplomat

With its impressive R&D, Israel is emerging as a small but pivotal partner for China....(full article)

As Asian rival China invests billions in Latin America and snaps up strategic commodities, Japan also is looking at the region with new interest....(full article)

It seems that, at long last, North Korea has decided to begin Chinese-style reforms. Marshal Kim Jong-un is obviously inclined to do what his late father, Generalissimo Kim Jong...(full article)

The Financial Times recently reported that China has wasted nearly $7 trillion since the global financial crisis. According to research by China’s state planning agency, the Na...(full article)

With the public agenda still dominated by the Occupy protests, it is easy to forget that Hong Kong is beset with other challenges. An ageing society is one of them. Aggravated by a...(full article)

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Vietnam Is a Natural U.S. Ally - Michael Totten, World Affairs Journal

Nearly forty years after the Vietnam War, Hanoi holds no grudges against the United States, in part because nearly all the country’s negative energy today is focused on Chi...

The Crisis Facing China's Family Businesses - Peter Cai, Business Spectator

This issue may seem innocuous for many observers, but it is in fact one of the many pressing issues for the country’s economy, which is undergoing a painful process of rebalancin...

Could Natural Gas Strengthen Ties in Asia? - Stewart Taggart, NI

Building a regional natural gas network is the biggest step Asia can take over the next 5-10 years to reduce destructive climate change. In the journey from coal to clean energy, n...

Keeping Peace Between South Asian Nuclear Powers - Gregory Koblentz, LAT

At a time when we are reflecting on the lessons from the Cold War amid growing concern about the current U.S.-Russia relationship, we should be looking ahead to anticipate how chan...

China's Capitalist Ambition - David Brooks, New York Times

In 1976, Daniel Bell published a book called “The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism.” Bell argued that capitalism undermines itself because it nurtures a population...

Russia and China: True Love, or Just a Hook-Up? - Ryan Faith, Vice

The recent announcement of further joint Russia-China military exercises scheduled for 2015 has fueled fresh speculation about the possibility of a growing alliance between the two...

Rifts Set In Among Hong Kong Protesters - Ellie Ng, Foreign Policy

In response to dwindling public support, protest leaders are looking for a new direction for the movement, but are divided about what direction to go. According to an open letter f...

From the Monroe Doctrine to the Sinatra Doctrine - Gideon Rachman, FT

Beijing and Moscow are pushing for a reordering of world affairs based on "spheres of influence."...

China Reaches Out for Allies - Peter Drysdale, East Asia Forum

Much energy has been expended on projecting the impact of the rise of Chinese economic power on its political and military might and the strategic contest with the United States. I...

What Scares China's Military - Robert Farley, The National Interest

In 1991, Chinese military officers watched as the United States dismantled the Iraqi Army, a force with more battle experience and somewhat greater technical sophistication than th...

Countering Russia and China - Ely Ratner & Thomas Wright, WaPo

The preservation of vital American interests in Asia and Europe is no longer guaranteed if the United States buries its head in the sands of the Middle East....

Finally, a Positive Crisis for U.S. Leadership - Edward Goldberg, RCWorld

Globally, the United States is now in a unique competitive position. It spends significantly less money abroad to import oil, giving its balance of payments a huge boost, and the o...

The Climate Pact Swindle - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time t...

China's Foreign Policy Is Paying Off - South China Morning Post

The biggest contrast of all has emerged between the foreign policy style of President Xi Jinping and that of his predecessors....

Cheap Oil Is a Geopolitical Gift to the U.S. - Rich Miller, Bloomberg

A new age of abundant and cheap energy supplies is redrawing the world’s geopolitical landscape, weakening and potentially threatening the legitimacy of some governments while en...

Between China and Keystone XL - Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker

As many commentators have also noted, the deal doesn’t get the U.S. or China remotely near where they need to be if the world is to avoid disaster—which both countries,...

China's Nukes Getting Bigger and Better - Wendell Minnick, Defense

A new congressional-funded report paints a dark picture of China’s nuclear weapons and missile modernization efforts....

Why China, Thailand Fear 'Hunger Games' - Ishaan Tharoor, WaPo

The third installment in the "Hunger Games" movie franchise -- "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" -- is opening Friday in U.S. movie theaters and other countries arou...

Was 2014 Start of an Asian Spring? - Nithin Coca, The Diplomat

In Hong Kong, it’s a yellow umbrella. In Taiwan, the similarly bright sunflower. Thailand pitted yellow-shirts against red-shirts, while in Indonesia, it is the nat...

18 Maps that Explain Maritime Security in Asia - CSIS

The Indo-Pacific region consists of over 20 countries. It spans from Russia in the North to Australia and New Zealand in the South, and from India in the West to Papua New Guinea i...

China's Stealth Fighter Could Improve - David Axe, War Is Boring

Model Hints at Possible FC-31 Enhancements....

Will Turkey Stick to China Missile Deal? - Al-Monitor

According to a defense official in Ankara who didn’t want to be identified, Western countries, instead of trying to understand Turkey’s demands, simply say, “Trus...

China's Prescription for Troubled Xinjiang - Shannon Tiezzi, Diplomat

Last week’s APEC summit in Beijing served as a major coming-out party for President Xi Jinping’s “one belt, one road” plan: the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime S...

APEC a Keynote Moment in China's Rise - Joe Hhung, China Post

A confident Xi Jinping made Beijing the venue to pronounce China as the power to be reckoned with in the fraying pax Americana....

The Risk of Nation-State Conflict - Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

While it is difficult to see into the future at all and impossible to make detailed predictions, everything we know about history and human development suggests that the 21st centu...

Xi Jinping Hawks the Asia-Pacific Dream - Wang Xiangwei, SCMP

The Chinese president uses the Apec summit in Beijing to try to rally Asia-Pacific leaders around the idea of common progress and prosperity....

Why Mandarin Won't Be a Lingua Franca - Andres Martinez, Time

The odds against a Chinese dialect ever gaining traction as an international language are formidable....

Brazil's Amazon War Games - Daniel McGroarty, RealClearWorld

So who is Brazil's putative Amazon enemy - the adversary analogous to the conquistadors of 500 years hence? Military analysts note that the current war games are geared to defend a...

Can China Really Go Green? - John Cassidy, New Yorker

To most people, myself included, this week’s agreement between the United States and China on tackling climate change came as a big surprise. For more than a decade, the Chinese ...

36 Million Live in Slavery - BBC News

According to the report, more than 14 million people live as slaves in India. Next in the index comes China, with more than 3 million slaves, followed by Pakistan, Uzbekistan....

America Should Be the World's Policeman - Bret Stephens, WSJ

Bush did too much and Obama too little—but a ‘broken-windows’ model of U.S. foreign policy can be just right....

The Made-in-China Cold War - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

In the longer run, it is not Russia’s overt military assault but China’s patient and steady non-military moves that pose the larger challenge. Russia is a great power i...

Bangladesh's Energy Bonanza - Jack Detsch, The Diplomat

After a favorable UN settlement in June, Bangladesh stumbled upon a wealth of energy. Will investors buy in?...

Obama Showed He Is no Peking Lame Duck - Allen Carlson, TNI

While none of the fundamental challenges in U.S.-Chinese relations were resolved, the possibility of establishing a more secure dynamic is more tangible now than anyone would have ...

The China Heist - Rupert Darwall, National Review

Massive “climate aid” to developing nations will not aid the climate, but it will harm our economy....

The Very Big U.S.-China Deal - Paul Krugman, New York Times

The principle that has just been established is a very important one. Until now, those of us who argued that China could be induced to join an international climate agreement were ...

Who Will Pay When China Goes Bust? - Mark Whitehouse, Bloomberg View

It's hard to know how much of that money is used to finance the construction of buildings that won't be filled, excess steelmaking capacity or other misadventures. The BIS does kno...

Why the U.S.-China Deal Is so Important - Los Angeles Times

It is in ways easier for China, which is now by far the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, to meet its goals. The country is already under pressure from its own citizens to clean...

Putin Hitches a Chinese Ride Away from Europe - Colin Chilcoat, Oil Price

The cooperation is significant and according to President Putin, “Utterly important to keep the world within the limits of international law.” Still, China’s beha...

Kim Jong Un Embodies North Korea's Ills - Dennis Halpin, Weekly Standard

Kim Jong-un, cane in hand, will continue to hobble forward with his nuclear arsenal, made possibly even more menacing with delivery capability in the form of nuclear-tipped missile...

China Still Loves You, Obama - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Any doubts about the enduring popularity of President Barack Obama in China should have been put at rest Monday morning, shortly after his arrival in Beijing for the APEC summit....

U.S. and China Just Showed How to Lead by Example - Irish Times

The joint announcement is a feather in the cap for both leaders – Obama, smarting from a midterm routing, Xi, determined as host of the Pacific Rim summit to show product....

Great-Power Rivalry Still Threatens the Pacific - The Economist

IN CHINA even a handshake is an expression of power. When Xi Jinping met Barack Obama in Beijing this week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, Mr Xi stood on t...

China Is Financing Putin's Aggression - Gordon Chang, Daily Beast

Russia’s economy is tanking, but Putin is sending long-range bombers on sorties in the Gulf of Mexico and combat troops into Ukraine—thanks to billions in new energy de...

A Historic U.S.-China Agreement - John Kerry, New York Times

The White House opted for long years of inaction, during which the costs of the intervention and its prospects for success increased dramatically. Having been forced by events to a...

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HK protest founders urge students t

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement tearfully an...

China media watchdog to send artist

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - China will send artists, film-makers and TV personnel to live among the masses ...

Beijing will not go to war for Nort

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - China will not step in to save neighboring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime ...

Carbon goal a tough sell in Hebei's

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The black slabs of coal came in by the truckload through this dusty valley in n...

Hong Kong teen protest leader on hu

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A prominent Hong Kong teen protest leader said Monday he's going on a hunger st...