The Humble Beginnings of China's Space Program
April 25, 2015
The Humble Beginnings of China's Space Program
Plus, the PLAN's birthday, China in the Middle East, and the truth about Hong Kong's election plan. Friday China links.
The Humble Beginnings of China's Space Program
Red Tide: China in the Caribbean
April 24, 2015
Red Tide: China in the Caribbean
China's interactions in the Caribbean could be a net gain if it can learn to work alongside locals.
Red Tide: China in the Caribbean
China's Coming Nuclear Power Boom
April 24, 2015
China's Coming Nuclear Power Boom
Ramping up growth in the nuclear industry will be crucial to achieving China's emissions goals.
China's Coming Nuclear Power Boom
Hong Kong's Election Reform Plan Sparks Debate, Protests
April 23, 2015
Hong Kong's Election Reform Plan Sparks Debate, Protests
Hong Kong's government unveiled their proposal for electoral reform and democracy activists aren't happy.
Hong Kong's Election Reform Plan Sparks Debate, Protests
China, Japan Spar Over Future of Asia-Africa Cooperation
April 23, 2015
China, Japan Spar Over Future of Asia-Africa Cooperation
While commemorating the 1955 Bandung Conference, China and Japan lay out competing visions for Asia and Africa.
China, Japan Spar Over Future of Asia-Africa Cooperation
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
April 22, 2015
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
The MSR is designed to pacify neighboring countries threatened by China’s territorial claims, but will it work?
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
The World Doesn't Think Much of China’s Leaders (Literally)
April 22, 2015
The World Doesn't Think Much of China’s Leaders (Literally)
China's leaders are most popular in Africa, but face high disapproval ratings in the West and parts of Asia.
The World Doesn't Think Much of China’s Leaders (Literally)
China and the Question of 'Double Standards'
April 22, 2015
China and the Question of 'Double Standards'
The root cause of applying "double standards" to China lies with China itself.
China and the Question of 'Double Standards'
Revealed: How the Yemen Crisis Wrecked Xi Jinping's Middle East Travel Plans
April 22, 2015
Revealed: How the Yemen Crisis Wrecked Xi Jinping's Middle East Travel Plans
Xi's planned trip to Saudi Arabia was scrapped, and even his visit to Pakistan faced complications.
Revealed: How the Yemen Crisis Wrecked Xi Jinping's Middle East Travel Plans
Can China's Investments Bring Peace to Pakistan?
April 21, 2015
Can China's Investments Bring Peace to Pakistan?
China pledges $28 billion to projects in Pakistan, not in spite of but because of security concerns.
Can China's Investments Bring Peace to Pakistan?
Maduro: China Gives $5 Billion Loan to Venezuela
April 21, 2015
Maduro: China Gives $5 Billion Loan to Venezuela
Is China bailing out Venezuela?
Maduro: China Gives $5 Billion Loan to Venezuela
Zhou Yongkang’s Greatest Crime
April 21, 2015
Zhou Yongkang’s Greatest Crime
According to a Bloomberg report, Zhou spied on China's top leaders, including Xi Jinping.
Zhou Yongkang’s Greatest Crime
What One New CCP Appointment Tells Us About Chinese Politics
April 20, 2015
What One New CCP Appointment Tells Us About Chinese Politics
Wang Zhengwei's appointment as deputy head of the Central United Front Department is a sign of three ongoing trends.
What One New CCP Appointment Tells Us About Chinese Politics
Xi Jinping on Pakistan: 'I Feel As If I Am Going to Visit the Home of My Own Brother'
April 20, 2015
Xi Jinping on Pakistan: 'I Feel As If I Am Going to Visit the Home of My Own Brother'
Ahead of his trip to Pakistan, Xi Jinping published an op-ed outlining his priorities for the visit.
Xi Jinping on Pakistan: 'I Feel As If I Am Going to Visit the Home of My Own Brother'
Behind China’s Cool Response to Hillary’s 2016 Announcement
April 18, 2015
Behind China’s Cool Response to Hillary’s 2016 Announcement
Chinese have mixed feelings about the possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Behind China’s Cool Response to Hillary’s 2016 Announcement
The <em>Other</em> Reasons China Wants to Block THAAD Deployment
April 18, 2015
The Other Reasons China Wants to Block THAAD Deployment
China's concerns aren't all about security. Having THAAD in South Korea would bring diplomatic headaches as well.
The Other Reasons China Wants to Block THAAD Deployment
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