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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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Look Out, Walter White: Massive Meth Raid in Chinese Village
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.
What Kind of Power Does a Rising China Need?
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.

US Releases Last Uyghur Chinese Prisoners From Guantanamo Bay
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?

China's San Francisco Consulate Set Ablaze by Arsonist
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.

Corruption Crackdown Hits Hard in Hunan Vote-Buying Scandal
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.
Pollution Threatens China's Food Security
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.

The Top Political Catchprases of 2013
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.
More Violence in Xinjiang Leaves 8 Dead
December 31, 2013

More Violence in Xinjiang Leaves 8 Dead

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

China’s Tobacco Addiction
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.

Hollywood, Video Games, and the China Conundrum
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.

Celebrating Mao and Visiting Yasukuni Shrine
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.
China and the US-Japan alliance in the East China Sea Dispute
December 27, 2013

China and the US-Japan alliance in the East China Sea Dispute

By Jin Kai
The U.S. faces important choices in the future as it navigates its alliance with Japan and its rivalry with China.

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