China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
September 16, 2014
China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
The discovery will provide further impetus for China's deepwater drilling operations in the South China Sea.
China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
China's Democracy Challenge
September 16, 2014
China's Democracy Challenge
Xi Jinping should follow in the footsteps of Chiang Ching-kuo, not Putin, Mao, or even Deng.
China's Democracy Challenge
What Happened to China’s Liberals?
September 15, 2014
What Happened to China’s Liberals?
Missteps by the world's democracies have forced China's closeted liberals to lay low.
What Happened to China’s Liberals?
China Creates New 'Asia for Asians' Security Forum
September 15, 2014
China Creates New 'Asia for Asians' Security Forum
By inviting the Japanese and North and South Korean defense chiefs, Beijing hopes to create its own Shangri-La Dialogue.
China Creates New 'Asia for Asians' Security Forum
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
September 13, 2014
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
China's ambitious goals for the SCO are helped by the imminent addition of three new members.
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
China's Two-Front Diplomacy: 'Go West' and 'Leap East'
September 12, 2014
China's Two-Front Diplomacy: 'Go West' and 'Leap East'
China is expanding ties to its west as well as eastward across the Pacific Ocean.
China's Two-Front Diplomacy: 'Go West' and 'Leap East'
China, Japan, South Korea Hold Rare Trilateral Meeting
September 12, 2014
China, Japan, South Korea Hold Rare Trilateral Meeting
Plus, China's plan for a space station, the "war on pollution," media blackmail, and China & IS. Friday China links.
China, Japan, South Korea Hold Rare Trilateral Meeting
A New Cartoon Attempts to Bring Han Chinese and Uyghur Together
September 12, 2014
A New Cartoon Attempts to Bring Han Chinese and Uyghur Together
However, the history behind the cartoon represents something different to Han and Uyghurs.
A New Cartoon Attempts to Bring Han Chinese and Uyghur Together
Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin Meet Ahead of SCO Summit
September 12, 2014
Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin Meet Ahead of SCO Summit
Ahead of the SCO summit, Xi and Putin discussed energy ties, the Ukraine crisis, and regional affairs.
Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin Meet Ahead of SCO Summit
Xi Jinping, China’s First 'Blogger'
September 12, 2014
Xi Jinping, China’s First 'Blogger'
A look at New Sayings From Zhejiang, a collection of Xi Jinping essays from 2003 to 2007.
Xi Jinping, China’s First 'Blogger'
Will China Join the Fight Against Islamic State?
September 12, 2014
Will China Join the Fight Against Islamic State?
China has serious reservations about joining U.S. military actions against the Islamic State.
Will China Join the Fight Against Islamic State?
4 Reasons Xi Jinping Is a Serious Reformer
September 11, 2014
4 Reasons Xi Jinping Is a Serious Reformer
Xi will create a new middle road for China, transcending East vs. West, democracy vs. authoritarianism, and left vs. right.
4 Reasons Xi Jinping Is a Serious Reformer
Li Keqiang: China's Economy Is Going Strong
September 11, 2014
Li Keqiang: China's Economy Is Going Strong
At the Summer Davos forum, China's premier responded to concerns about China's economic strength.
Li Keqiang: China's Economy Is Going Strong
Trial Set for Human Rights Campaigner Guo Feixiong
September 10, 2014
Trial Set for Human Rights Campaigner Guo Feixiong
Guo Feixiong becomes the latest human rights activist to be tried for "disrupting social order" in China.
Trial Set for Human Rights Campaigner Guo Feixiong
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
September 10, 2014
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
A BBC report confirms China's extensive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. What does Beijing gain?
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
NSA Susan Rice in China: Rethinking 'New Type Great Power Relations'
September 10, 2014
NSA Susan Rice in China: Rethinking 'New Type Great Power Relations'
Susan Rice's trip to China shows that Washington and Beijing have different goals for the relationship.
NSA Susan Rice in China: Rethinking 'New Type Great Power Relations'
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