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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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January 04, 2014

Oops: China's Antarctic Rescue Ship May Now Be Stuck Itself

By Ankit Panda
China's lone research icebreaker, the MV Xue Long, may be stuck in thick Antarctic ice after a heroic rescue effort.
January 04, 2014

Look Out, Walter White: Massive Meth Raid in Chinese Village

By Shannon Tiezzi
The first links round-up of 2014: hot air balloons, local government debt, and Xinhua’s take on the top events of 2013.

January 03, 2014

What Kind of Power Does a Rising China Need?

By Jin Kai
China has mainly focused on economic power, but other types of reform will shape its continued rise.

January 03, 2014

US Releases Last Uyghur Chinese Prisoners From Guantanamo Bay

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. just released its last Uyghur prisoners. Is this the end of U.S.-China anti-terrorism cooperation?

January 03, 2014

China's San Francisco Consulate Set Ablaze by Arsonist

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's San Francisco consulate was set on fire last night by unknown attackers.
January 02, 2014

Corruption Crackdown Hits Hard in Hunan Vote-Buying Scandal

By Tyler Roney
A vote buying scandal that implicated over 500 lawmakers reveals the scope of China's corruption problem.

January 01, 2014

Pollution Threatens China's Food Security

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's soil and water pollution may seriously threaten food security in the coming years.
December 31, 2013

The Top Political Catchprases of 2013

By Shannon Tiezzi
The top 6 political catchphrases from Xi Jinping's first year in office.

December 31, 2013

More Violence in Xinjiang Leaves 8 Dead

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chinese state media are reporting another incidence of violence in Xinjiang.

December 30, 2013

China’s Tobacco Addiction

By Shannon Tiezzi
Forget pollution, China’s astronomical smoking rates are really fouling up the air - and it's going to be a tough fix.

December 28, 2013

Hollywood, Video Games, and the China Conundrum

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. entertainment industry is doing a clumsy job of embracing the vast Chinese market.
December 28, 2013

Celebrating Mao and Visiting Yasukuni Shrine

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, China's economic reforms, China's role in the Antarctic, and thoughts on space exploration. Friday China links.

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Jin Kai
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Jin Kai

Jin Kai is an Associate Professor at the Institute of International Studies, Guangdong Academy of Social Science, China. Currently he is a Visiting Fellow at Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University at Washington DC.

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Kerry Brown
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Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London.

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Shannon Tiezzi
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Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi is Editor at The Diplomat.

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Xie Tao
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Xie Tao

Xie Tao is professor of political science at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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Zheng Wang
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Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) and a Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University.

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