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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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Famous Chinese Princeling Apologizes for Cultural Revolution
January 16, 2014

Famous Chinese Princeling Apologizes for Cultural Revolution

By Tyler Roney
Chinese authorities tried to downplay Song Binbin's apology for her time as a Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution.
US Congress Takes Hard-Line Stance on China's Maritime Disputes
January 16, 2014

US Congress Takes Hard-Line Stance on China's Maritime Disputes

By Shannon Tiezzi
At a US congressional hearing, members denounced China's actions in disputed maritime regions.

Robert Gates Worries About China's Growing Military
January 16, 2014

Robert Gates Worries About China's Growing Military

By Shannon Tiezzi
Gates' memoirs reveal the mainstream US thinking on China.

China Wants to Join Middle East Peace Quartet
January 15, 2014

China Wants to Join Middle East Peace Quartet

By Zachary Keck
Beijing stands ready to join the international body for negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Africa: China and Japan's Next Battleground?
January 15, 2014

Africa: China and Japan's Next Battleground?

By Shannon Tiezzi
While China and Japan may look like they’re competing in Africa, the two countries are actually playing different games.
Japanese Military Drill, Chinese Coast Guard Patrol Both Aim At Disputed Islands
January 14, 2014

Japanese Military Drill, Chinese Coast Guard Patrol Both Aim At Disputed Islands

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's Coast Guard patrols and Japan's military drills are the new normal for the Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute.

Explosion in Guizhou Kills 14
January 14, 2014

Explosion in Guizhou Kills 14

By Shannon Tiezzi
A deadly explosion in Guizhou's Kaili city is being investigated as a criminal case.
How China Could Benefit From a United Korea
January 14, 2014

How China Could Benefit From a United Korea

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's North Korea strategy is pinned on preventing Korean unification. But would that really be so bad for China?

Global Media: China's New Weapon Against Japan
January 13, 2014

Global Media: China's New Weapon Against Japan

By Jin Kai
China's media offensive against Japan shows a new willingness and ability to fight for global public opinion.

China’s Incomparable Environmental Challenge
January 12, 2014

China’s Incomparable Environmental Challenge

By Elizabeth C. Economy
While China’s environmental issues have been compared to America’s, there are crucial differences.

China’s Three Challenges in 2014
January 12, 2014

China’s Three Challenges in 2014

By Minxin Pei
Xi Jinping has announced a bold blueprint for reform. Now he has to execute it.
Why The US Will Not Sell Advanced Fighters To Taiwan
January 11, 2014

Why The US Will Not Sell Advanced Fighters To Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Since the 1990s, the U.S.has consistently prioritized its relationship with China over selling F-16s or F-35s to Taiwan.

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