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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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China’s Nuclear Parasol
January 26, 2014

China’s Nuclear Parasol

By Christian Conroy
Beijing offers a “nuclear security guarantee” to the Ukraine. How does that fit with its nuclear doctrine?
The New Cold War: China vs Japan
January 25, 2014

The New Cold War: China vs Japan

By Shannon Tiezzi
China and Japan's war of the words reveals a larger struggle for regional influence akin to a mini Cold War.

America's 'Outsourced Pollution' Comes Back 'To Haunt Us'
January 25, 2014

America's 'Outsourced Pollution' Comes Back 'To Haunt Us'

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, Xu Zhiyong and Liu Yuandong on trial, regulating internet TV, and China's State Security Committee. Friday China links.

China Reveals Members of New Leading Group on Reform
January 24, 2014

China Reveals Members of New Leading Group on Reform

By Zachary Keck
The leading group tasked with overseeing economic reform in China met for the first time on Wednesday.

China To Build World's Largest Marine Surveillance Ship
January 24, 2014

China To Build World's Largest Marine Surveillance Ship

By Shannon Tiezzi
China plans to build a 10,000 ton marine surveillance vessel, passing Japan's Shikishima for the title of world's largest
US, China Talk Korean Denuclearization, Maritime Disputes
January 24, 2014

US, China Talk Korean Denuclearization, Maritime Disputes

By Shannon Tiezzi
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns was in Beijing this week to discuss Asia-Pacific security issues.

Lawyers, Activists Condemn Xu Zhiyong's Trial
January 23, 2014

Lawyers, Activists Condemn Xu Zhiyong's Trial

By Tyler Roney
The trial of Xu Zhiyong highlights the limits of rule of law and the anti-corruption campaign in China.
What Caused China’s Internet Outage?
January 23, 2014

What Caused China’s Internet Outage?

By Shannon Tiezzi
An internet disruption Tuesday affected over 60% of Chinese users. Was it caused by hackers or China's Great Firewall?

Xinhua: China Approves 12 More Free Trade Zones
January 23, 2014

Xinhua: China Approves 12 More Free Trade Zones

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's central government has reportedly approved 12 new free trade zones, including ones in Tianjin and Guangdong.

"Littering Creates Jobs": The Need For Moral Education in China
January 22, 2014

"Littering Creates Jobs": The Need For Moral Education in China

By Jin Kai
Attitudes towards littering in the author's hometown suggest China needs to increase its public moral education.

Leaked Documents Tie Chinese Elites to Massive Offshore Holdings
January 22, 2014

Leaked Documents Tie Chinese Elites to Massive Offshore Holdings

By Zachary Keck
Thousands of leaked documents show 22,000 tax haven clients from China, including its leaders and princelings.
Why Xi Is Going to Sochi
January 22, 2014

Why Xi Is Going to Sochi

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi's attendance at the Sochi Olympics is meant to offer support to Russia as Moscow faces critiques over human rights.

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