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November 29, 2010
WikiLeaks Hubris
The dump of confidential US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks is a clumsy and misguided way of securing transparency.
WikiLeaks Hubris
November 27, 2010
North Korea Readying for War?
North Koreans are reportedly leaving Russia’s Far East en masse. Is it a sign of impending war?
North Korea Readying for War?
Understanding Kim Jong-il
November 26, 2010
Understanding Kim Jong-il
Understanding what motivates Kim Jong-il, and why North Korea shelled a South Korean island, is no easy task.
Understanding Kim Jong-il
November 26, 2010
Beijing on Religious Freedom
The Chinese government responds to the Vatican’s strong criticism of China’s ordination of a bishop.
Beijing on Religious Freedom
Will China Get Tough on Kim?
November 25, 2010
Will China Get Tough on Kim?
How will China respond to North Korea’s attack on a South Korean island—and to US plans for a military drill?
Will China Get Tough on Kim?
Christmas Comes Early
November 24, 2010
Christmas Comes Early
China is determined to meet its target of spending 4 percent of GDP on education. Cue very long school wish lists.
Christmas Comes Early
November 22, 2010
North Korea's New Nuclear Boast
North Korea unveils a surprisingly advanced uranium enrichment plant. Will China help rein in its neighbour?
North Korea's New Nuclear Boast
Nobel Prize Ceremony Cancelled?
November 19, 2010
Nobel Prize Ceremony Cancelled?
China’s refusal to let anyone collect dissident Liu Xiabao’s Nobel Peace Prize has echoes of 1930s Europe.
Nobel Prize Ceremony Cancelled?
China, Russia Tackle Drugs
November 18, 2010
China, Russia Tackle Drugs
Concerned about the flow of Afghan narcotics, China and Russia are increasingly working together.
China, Russia Tackle Drugs
China: Please Study Abroad
November 16, 2010
China: Please Study Abroad
Why the Chinese government wants more of its students to study at universities overseas.
China: Please Study Abroad
India Comes Calling on China
November 15, 2010
India Comes Calling on China
India is lobbying China for support for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Don’t expect much.
India Comes Calling on China
China Scaring Chinese?
November 15, 2010
China Scaring Chinese?
China’s neighbours aren’t the only ones alarmed by it’s growing diplomatic and military assertiveness.
China Scaring Chinese?
November 15, 2010
China Gets Supercomputer Crown
Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-1A is now the fastest in the world. What does this mean for other countries?
China Gets Supercomputer Crown
Kan: What Territorial Dispute?
November 14, 2010
Kan: What Territorial Dispute?
Naoto Kan wraps up the APEC summit with some tough words for China, and slightly less tough ones for Russia.
Kan: What Territorial Dispute?
November 14, 2010
APEC and Economic Growth
APEC leaders issue their closing statement, with growth the recurring theme throughout the Yokohama summit.
APEC and Economic Growth
China-Japan Ties Back on Track?
November 14, 2010
China-Japan Ties Back on Track?
Naoto Kan reiterates his ‘firm’ position at a meeting with Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the APEC summit.
China-Japan Ties Back on Track?
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