Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
September 24, 2016
Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
Xi does have one thing in common with Mao Zedong: a desire to eliminate China's reliance on renqing.
Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
China's Syria Agenda
September 22, 2016
China's Syria Agenda
China's strategy in Syria aims to advance global acceptance of Beijing's non-interference policy.
China's Syria Agenda
China and the Vatican: Towards a New Era?
September 22, 2016
China and the Vatican: Towards a New Era?
A closer look at a complex relationship amid talk of an impending rapprochement.
China and the Vatican: Towards a New Era?
China's Wukan Democracy Experiment Comes to a Violent End
September 21, 2016
China's Wukan Democracy Experiment Comes to a Violent End
Chinese authorities have begun a harsh crackdown on dissent in the village.
China's Wukan Democracy Experiment Comes to a Violent End
New Legislator Grills Hong Kong Chief Executive on Land Development Deal
September 21, 2016
New Legislator Grills Hong Kong Chief Executive on Land Development Deal
CY Leung faces questions over his role in a public housing deal with possible links to the triad.
New Legislator Grills Hong Kong Chief Executive on Land Development Deal
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
September 19, 2016
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
Even after the nuclear deal, China shouldn't expect too much from economic ties with Iran.
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
Does China Have a Looming Africa Problem?
September 19, 2016
Does China Have a Looming Africa Problem?
Some of China's closest partners on the continent are now facing domestic instability.
Does China Have a Looming Africa Problem?
China Faces Tougher Laws in Myanmar
September 17, 2016
China Faces Tougher Laws in Myanmar
In the wake of the controversial Myitsone dam, Aung San Suu Kyi is demanding more from investors in high risk projects.
China Faces Tougher Laws in Myanmar
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
September 16, 2016
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
How has Tsai Ing-wen handled Taiwan-Japan relations during her first 100 days in office?
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
Xiaomi Joins China's Mobile Payment Craze
September 16, 2016
Xiaomi Joins China's Mobile Payment Craze
The mobile phone maker will face steep competition from Alibaba and Tencent.
Xiaomi Joins China's Mobile Payment Craze
Air China Travel Tip Sparks Fresh Accusations of Chinese Racism
September 14, 2016
Air China Travel Tip Sparks Fresh Accusations of Chinese Racism
This time, the incident was handled swiftly.
Air China Travel Tip Sparks Fresh Accusations of Chinese Racism
How China Will Play the Brexit Card
September 14, 2016
How China Will Play the Brexit Card
If China and the U.K. can reach a trade deal, both sides would have increased leverage over the EU.
How China Will Play the Brexit Card
Will China Make the Most of Colombia's Peace Deal With FARC?
September 13, 2016
Will China Make the Most of Colombia's Peace Deal With FARC?
Now that Colombia has signed a landmark peace deal, can China make inroads against U.S. influence?
Will China Make the Most of Colombia's Peace Deal With FARC?
Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is Taking Over China's Social Media Scene
September 13, 2016
Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is Taking Over China's Social Media Scene
Why are Chinese netizens rallying against Muslims?
Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is Taking Over China's Social Media Scene
The Real Answer to China's THAAD Dilemma
September 12, 2016
The Real Answer to China's THAAD Dilemma
Retaliation against South Korea won't help. To stop THAAD, China must rethink its North Korea policy.
The Real Answer to China's THAAD Dilemma
China’s New Silk Road Could Expand Asia’s Deserts
September 10, 2016
China’s New Silk Road Could Expand Asia’s Deserts
Desertification, soil degradation, and drought are serious issues in most of the countries along the Belt and Road.
China’s New Silk Road Could Expand Asia’s Deserts
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