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August 13, 2009
On the Cyber Warpath
An intelligence specialist considers the implications of the recent attacks by Chinese hackers on the website of the Melbourne International Film Festival.
On the Cyber Warpath
July 26, 2009
The United States and Asia
The Diplomat spoke recently with Stephen Yates, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and former Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, and Christian Whiton, a former deputy special envoy to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, about North Korea, China and US relations with Japan.
The United States and Asia
July 16, 2009
The Truth Test
We may never know exactly what happened when an ethnically charged fight in a toy factory in southern China on June 26 left two Uighur factory workers dead and dozens more injured.
The Truth Test
June 18, 2009
Western Vs. Authoritarian Capitalism
Western Vs. Authoritarian Capitalism
June 18, 2009
China in Latin America
China’s growing influence on international affairs is nowhere more evident than in Latin America, a region pejoratively regarded as the ‘backyard’ of the United States.
China in Latin America
June 18, 2009
Authoritarian regimes
In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell, Francis Fukuyama asked whether the world had reached ‘the end of history’.
Authoritarian regimes
June 14, 2009
Why the World Needs China
Kathleen McLaughlin reports from Beijing on the strengthening economic ties between China and the US.
Why the World Needs China
June 10, 2009
Below the Surface
The 20th anniversary earlier this month of the Tiananmen tragedy has given China-watchers an opportunity to take stock of their analyses over the past two decades. And, given the recent media and policy attention lavished on China’s maritime ambitions, it is worth looking back at Western studies of the Chinese navy and its impressive advances in recent years. However, a closer look at many of those predictions shows, at best, a patchy record of success – and, at worst, some worrying analytical shortcomings.
Below the Surface
June 04, 2009
Tiananmen: The Crime of Silence
The Diplomat’s China correspondent Kathleen McLaughlin considers why the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre is a topic for discussion everywhere but China.
Tiananmen: The Crime of Silence
June 02, 2009
Is China's Patience With North Korea Wearing Thin?
With North Korea’s latest acts of defiance again grabbing the world’s attention – an underground nuclear test last week and several missile firings – all eyes have turned to China to rein in its secretive neighbour.
Is China's Patience With North Korea Wearing Thin?
May 10, 2009
China's Maritime Missile Threat
Last month was the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). At the naval parade held to commemorate the event, in front of delegations from 29 countries, PLAN Commander General Wu Shengli declared that Beijing intended to build aircraft carriers, spurring widespread speculation over China’s blue-water ambitions.
China's Maritime Missile Threat
May 07, 2009
Hong Kong Cinema in the 21st Century
Two years ago, Hong Kong marked the 10th anniversary of its reunification with China with the usual fanfare and fireworks, and perhaps some relief – if not satisfaction – that 10 years had indeed passed.
Hong Kong Cinema in the 21st Century
May 07, 2009
Hong Kong: Gateway to China
In stand-alone terms, Hong Kong’s statistics are impressive. It was the world’s 12th largest trading economy in 2007, with a GDP in excess of US$200 billion.
Hong Kong: Gateway to China
Bioterrorism in Asia
May 07, 2009
Bioterrorism in Asia
The dramatically titled World at Risk report released in December 2008 by a US congressional commission predicting that a bioterrorist attack is likely in the next five years may have been aimed primarily at a domestic American audience, but it has also served to remind Asian nations of their vulnerability.
Bioterrorism in Asia
May 07, 2009
Hong Kong's Business Climate
Hong Kong’s strong institutional framework, location and flexible workforce have positioned it as an ideal place to do business in Asia, particularly as an entry into mainland China.
Hong Kong's Business Climate
May 07, 2009
Inside the Axis of Evil
Living in Kemalist Turkey is instructive in how a country can nourish a Great Leader cult and still veer short of dictatorship.
Inside the Axis of Evil
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