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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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Saudi Arabia, China's 'Good Friend'
March 14, 2014

Saudi Arabia, China's 'Good Friend'

By Shannon Tiezzi
Saudi Arabia’s Defense Minister and Crown Prince is in Beijing for meetings with Chinese leaders.
The X Factors: How Third Parties Destabilize US-China Relations
March 13, 2014

The X Factors: How Third Parties Destabilize US-China Relations

By Shannon Tiezzi
Third party actors such as the Philippines, Japan, and North Korea have the biggest potential to upset US-China ties.

China’s Military Modernization: Why It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
March 13, 2014

China’s Military Modernization: Why It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

By Shannon Tiezzi
The real core of China's military modernization has more to do with organization and structure than with technology.

China's Legal Reform: A Balancing Act
March 12, 2014

China's Legal Reform: A Balancing Act

By Shannon Tiezzi
China has plans for another wave of legal reforms, but no plans to give up Party control.

China to Malaysia: ‘Speed Up’ Search for Missing Plane
March 12, 2014

China to Malaysia: ‘Speed Up’ Search for Missing Plane

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's new emphasis on protecting overseas citizens is driving Beijing's response to the disappearance of Flight 370.
'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations
March 11, 2014

'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations

By Zheng Wang
Differences in history classrooms reflect the social discourse problems that underline China and Japan's conflict.

Could the Flight MH370 Rescue Bring China and Japan Closer Together?
March 11, 2014

Could the Flight MH370 Rescue Bring China and Japan Closer Together?

By Jin Kai
If Japan had volunteered to join the search for Flight 370, could that help thaw tensions between Tokyo and Beijing?
Wang Yi Outlines China’s Foreign Policy Vision
March 11, 2014

Wang Yi Outlines China’s Foreign Policy Vision

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wang Yi laid out an ambitious foreign policy vision wherein China will continue to show "confidence" on the world stage.

5 Foreign Policy Takeaways From Li Keqiang’s Work Report
March 10, 2014

5 Foreign Policy Takeaways From Li Keqiang’s Work Report

By Mu Chunshan
Li Keqiang's government work report contained hints of what the Xi-Li leadership has in mind for foreign policy.

Xinjiang Party Secretary Talks Terrorism After Kunming Attack
March 08, 2014

Xinjiang Party Secretary Talks Terrorism After Kunming Attack

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus a round-up of other NPC speeches and remarks. Friday China links.

China to Foreign Fishing Boats: ‘Get Out’ of South China Sea
March 07, 2014

China to Foreign Fishing Boats: ‘Get Out’ of South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
Hainan's Party Chief confirms that authorities are confronting foreign fishing vessels in the South China Sea.
China Prioritizes Ukraine's 'Ethnic Groups' Over Its 'Territorial Integrity'
March 07, 2014

China Prioritizes Ukraine's 'Ethnic Groups' Over Its 'Territorial Integrity'

By Shannon Tiezzi
China has stopped voicing support for Ukraine's territorial integrity, which could set a dangerous precedent.

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