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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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Xinjiang Trouble Echoes in Kyrgyzstan
February 02, 2014

Xinjiang Trouble Echoes in Kyrgyzstan

By Ryskeldi Satke
A recent shootout near the Chinese border raises questions.
The Chinese Military's Toughest Opponent: Corruption
February 01, 2014

The Chinese Military's Toughest Opponent: Corruption

By Shannon Tiezzi
Is Xi Jinping willing to bring his anti-corruption drive to bear on the People's Liberation Army?

With Deals, Lenovo Solidifies Position in Global Market
February 01, 2014

With Deals, Lenovo Solidifies Position in Global Market

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus the U.S. and China spar over Xu Zhiyong and Austin Ramzy. First Friday links in the Year of the Horse.

Chinese New Year: Increasingly Traditional, Increasingly Global
January 31, 2014

Chinese New Year: Increasingly Traditional, Increasingly Global

By Jin Kai
Spring Festival celebrations in China and around the world represent the twin pulls of modernization and tradition.

International Ocean Drilling Expedition Heads For South China Sea
January 30, 2014

International Ocean Drilling Expedition Heads For South China Sea

By Tyler Roney
An international scientific ocean drilling expedition could raise the stakes in the South China Sea disputes.
The Coming Trial of Zhou Yongkang
January 30, 2014

The Coming Trial of Zhou Yongkang

By Shannon Tiezzi
As the Party winds down its investigation of Zhou Yongkang, get ready for another high-profile trial.

China, Taiwan To Hold First High-Level Meeting Since 1949
January 29, 2014

China, Taiwan To Hold First High-Level Meeting Since 1949

By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council Minister Wang Yu-chi will travel to China to meet with his counterpart, Zhang Zhijun.
China’s 'War Against Poverty'
January 29, 2014

China’s 'War Against Poverty'

By Shannon Tiezzi
Li Keqiang has vowed to fight a "war against poverty," highlighting the existing imbalances in China's economic growth.

Beijing Pushes For China-EU Free Trade Deal
January 28, 2014

Beijing Pushes For China-EU Free Trade Deal

By Shannon Tiezzi
At a meeting with his EU counterpart, Yang Jiechi expressed hope for a China-EU free-trade agreement.

A Game of Go: China and Japan Seek Advantages in East Asia
January 27, 2014

A Game of Go: China and Japan Seek Advantages in East Asia

By Jin Kai
The tensions between China and Japan can be understood as a contest of "shih," or strategic configurations of power.

The Political Plight of China’s Wealthy
January 26, 2014

The Political Plight of China’s Wealthy

By Elizabeth C. Economy
It is in the interests of China’s wealthy and the country’s government to promote transparency.
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?

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