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China Power

China's rise inspires a mix of awe, fear and skepticism. But what will its global role be? Are we on the brink of a bipolar world? How will its neighbors respond? Will it all come crashing down? The Diplomat's daily China blog will try to find some answers.

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Maoming Protests Continue in Southern China
April 05, 2014

Maoming Protests Continue in Southern China

By Shannon Tiezzi
The ongoing protests over a planned PX plant in Maoming are receiving a lot of attention within China.
China, US, Japan React to Philippines' UNCLOS Case
April 04, 2014

China, US, Japan React to Philippines' UNCLOS Case

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, reactions to Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and Chinese views of Malaysia after Flight 370. Friday China links.

China’s Former Leaders Tell Xi To Halt Anti-Corruption Campaign
April 04, 2014

China’s Former Leaders Tell Xi To Halt Anti-Corruption Campaign

By Zachary Keck
Former Presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao are reportedly pushing for an end to Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign.

4 Ways China Can Prepare for War in East Asia
April 04, 2014

4 Ways China Can Prepare for War in East Asia

By Yang Hengjun
Northeast Asia has become a potential powder keg. What should China do to prepare itself for possible conflict?

Wen Yunchao: 'Absolutely No Improvements' in Dissident Arrests Under Xi
April 03, 2014

Wen Yunchao: 'Absolutely No Improvements' in Dissident Arrests Under Xi

By Tyler Roney
The Diplomat interviews Chinese free speech advocate Wen Yunchao about Internet censorship in China.
Chinese Don’t Believe They’re Being Watched and Censored
April 03, 2014

Chinese Don’t Believe They’re Being Watched and Censored

By Zachary Keck
A new poll finds Chinese citizens don't feel they are being monitored or censored by the government.

Democracy With Chinese Characteristics: The Case of Wukan
April 03, 2014

Democracy With Chinese Characteristics: The Case of Wukan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Two rounds of hard-won elections in Wukan have done little to actually improve governance.
Can China and Japan Solve the Dilemma of 'Two Tigers, One Mountain?'
April 02, 2014

Can China and Japan Solve the Dilemma of 'Two Tigers, One Mountain?'

By Jin Kai
Limited strategic space in East Asia makes a long-term solution to China-Japan tensions imperative.

PLA General Charged With Embezzlement, Bribery
April 02, 2014

PLA General Charged With Embezzlement, Bribery

By Shannon Tiezzi
After a two year investigation, Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan has been formally charged with corruption.

Guangdong's Environmental Protests Turn Violent
April 02, 2014

Guangdong's Environmental Protests Turn Violent

By Shannon Tiezzi
Protestors in Maoming and Guangzhou tried to prevent the opening of a PX plant in Maoming, Guangdong.

China: A Major Power in the Middle East?
April 01, 2014

China: A Major Power in the Middle East?

By Andy Polk
U.S. policy is creating an opening for China in the Middle East, which Beijing is exploiting skillfully.
Protests Won’t Undermine Taiwan’s Reputation
April 01, 2014

Protests Won’t Undermine Taiwan’s Reputation

By Michal Thim
Claims that the Sunflower Movement will hurt Taiwan’s ability to join regional trade pacts are misguided.

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