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Mu Chunshan

Mu Chunshan is a Beijing-based journalist. Previously, Mu was part of an Education Ministry-backed research project investigating the influence of foreign media in shaping China’s image. He has previously reported from the Middle East, Africa, Russia and from around Asia.

Posts by Mu Chunshan
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September 27, 2014

China's Choice: India or Pakistan?

By Mu Chunshan
Which South Asian country is more important for China's future?
July 19, 2014

Why China Must Pay Attention to the Israel-Palestine Conflict

By Mu Chunshan
Beijing wants to remain neutral on the Israel-Palestine issue, but Chinese public opinion is increasingly polarized.

June 21, 2014

Why Doesn’t Russia Support China in the South China Sea?

By Mu Chunshan
Strategic and political factors keep Moscow from backing Beijing on the South China Sea disputes.

May 19, 2014

The Two Faces of the Uyghurs

By Mu Chunshan
A lack of trust between Uyghur and Han will continue to frustrate efforts to achieve ethic unity.

May 17, 2014

What is CICA (and Why Does China Care About It)?

By Mu Chunshan
What is China's vision for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia?
April 05, 2014

How Does Europe Rank in China’s Diplomacy?

By Mu Chunshan
China's increasing ties with Europe point to several new diplomatic goals and priorities for Beijing.

March 10, 2014

5 Foreign Policy Takeaways From Li Keqiang’s Work Report

By Mu Chunshan
Li Keqiang's government work report contained hints of what the Xi-Li leadership has in mind for foreign policy.
December 21, 2013

China's Official Response To Jang Song-Thaek's Execution: An Analysis

By Mu Chunshan
The short statement by China's MFA on the situation in North Korea is actually quite revealing.

December 06, 2013

Why Israel Is Not A Model For China

By Mu Chunshan
Israel's military toughness is attractive for many Chinese, but its foreign policy stance isn't feasible for Beijing.

November 27, 2013

The Iranian Nuclear Question: China’s Perspective

Forget Israel and Iran: China may be the ultimate winner of the recent deal over Iran’s nuclear program

August 06, 2013

Why Do Some Chinese Still Love Bo Xilai?

Much of Bo’s popularity derives from discontent with governance issues.

June 12, 2013

How Ordinary Chinese Saw the Xi-Obama Summit

Grand government pronouncements appear to have been largely ignored by the average Chinese.

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