BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?
January 01, 2015
BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?
India has finally gotten serious about a new regional cooperation framework known as BCIM-EC.
BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?
Thailand Turns to China
December 20, 2014
Thailand Turns to China
With a post-coup cooling of relations with the West, Bangkok is looking to its largest trading partner.
Thailand Turns to China
Chinese Premier Links Central Asia, Europe With Silk Road Tour
December 17, 2014
Chinese Premier Links Central Asia, Europe With Silk Road Tour
Premier Li Keqiang's visits to Kazakhstan and Serbia are focused on promoting the Silk Road Economic Belt.
Chinese Premier Links Central Asia, Europe With Silk Road Tour
5 Questions About Xi Jinping, Answered
December 09, 2014
5 Questions About Xi Jinping, Answered
Drawing on insider accounts, Mu Chunshan delves into the mysteries of Chinese politics under Xi Jinping.
5 Questions About Xi Jinping, Answered
China, Russia Seek Expanded Defense Cooperation
November 19, 2014
China, Russia Seek Expanded Defense Cooperation
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is in Beijing for a visit.
China, Russia Seek Expanded Defense Cooperation
China Pollution: Blue Skies Over Beijing
November 10, 2014
China Pollution: Blue Skies Over Beijing
As the government clears the air for the APEC Summit, there are glimmers of hope for a less polluted future.
China Pollution: Blue Skies Over Beijing
China’s Mixed Growth Forecasts
October 23, 2014
China’s Mixed Growth Forecasts
The more conservative estimates of China’s future economic growth may underestimate its capacity to reform.
China’s Mixed Growth Forecasts
Could China Miss its First Growth Target Since the Financial Crisis?
October 23, 2014
Could China Miss its First Growth Target Since the Financial Crisis?
Consumer demand doesn’t appear strong enough to keep the economy on course.
Could China Miss its First Growth Target Since the Financial Crisis?
How to Save China-UK Relations
October 20, 2014
How to Save China-UK Relations
It will take more imagination and more passion to unlock the potential of U.K.-China relations.
How to Save China-UK Relations
Premier Li Keqiang’s Recession Tour
October 19, 2014
Premier Li Keqiang’s Recession Tour
China’s premier has sought to bolster economies ties with some of Europe’s largest economies.
Premier Li Keqiang’s Recession Tour
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
October 18, 2014
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
A meeting between Li Keqiang and Shinzo Abe gives hope for a Xi-Abe summit. Will the Yasukuni Shrine issue be a roadblock?
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
October 15, 2014
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
In the EU, China finds an economic partner; in Russia, a strategic ally. How does Beijing balance the two?
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
Is China’s Money Enough to Unite Central and Eastern Europe?
October 14, 2014
Is China’s Money Enough to Unite Central and Eastern Europe?
China seeks political support through new diplomatic groups. But often its "partners" are only interested in handouts.
Is China’s Money Enough to Unite Central and Eastern Europe?
Confucius Institutes Sail on Despite Pushback
October 01, 2014
Confucius Institutes Sail on Despite Pushback
Chinese officials seek to minimize a row with U.S. universities.
Confucius Institutes Sail on Despite Pushback
Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
September 20, 2014
Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
So far, the Shanghai FTZ has failed to live up to expectations. Can Premier Li Keqiang turn things around?
Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
China's President Is a Paper Tiger
September 18, 2014
China's President Is a Paper Tiger
In trying to reform the economy, Xi Jinping is more Hu Jintao than Deng Xiaoping.
China's President Is a Paper Tiger
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