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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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Why China's Hukou Reform is Gradual
August 05, 2014

Why China's Hukou Reform is Gradual

By Ankit Panda
Why Beijing won't abolish the hukou system overnight.
Why Zhou Yongkang Had to Go
August 04, 2014

Why Zhou Yongkang Had to Go

By Kerry Brown
The takedown of Zhou Yongkang was political symbolism tied to China's economic reforms.

Nearly 400 Dead, 230,000 Displaced in Yunnan Earthquake
August 04, 2014

Nearly 400 Dead, 230,000 Displaced in Yunnan Earthquake

By Shannon Tiezzi
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake in southwest China had left 398 dead, as of the latest reports.

China Has a History of Not Trusting Microsoft on Cybersecurity
August 02, 2014

China Has a History of Not Trusting Microsoft on Cybersecurity

By Adam Segal
'China has never been comfortable with being dependent on Microsoft products.'

China's 'People's War' Against Terrorism
August 02, 2014

China's 'People's War' Against Terrorism

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is trying to enlist civilian help in its war on terror, but there are dangers to this approach.
Stop Predicting China's Economic Collapse
August 01, 2014

Stop Predicting China's Economic Collapse

By Tyler Roney
Let's not panic about a Chinese economic collapse just yet.

China Leaks News of Third-Generation ICBM
August 01, 2014

China Leaks News of Third-Generation ICBM

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, China seeks Israel-Hamas ceasefire, violence in Xinjiang, and more on the Zhou Yongkang case. Friday China links.
Will Xi and Abe Meet at APEC in Beijing?
August 01, 2014

Will Xi and Abe Meet at APEC in Beijing?

By Zhiqun Zhu
It is time for both leaders to begin repairing the battered relationship.

Is the PLA Xi’s Next Target?
August 01, 2014

Is the PLA Xi’s Next Target?

By Clint Richards
The military is anticipating Xi’s next anti-corruption move with loyalty and nationalism.

China's RIMPAC Spying: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too
August 01, 2014

China's RIMPAC Spying: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's RIMPAC surveillance reveals a troubling disconnect in its interpretation of freedom of navigation.

The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War
August 01, 2014

The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War

By Yang Hengjun
Should modern-day China really bemoan the defeat of a corrupt dynasty 120 years ago?
Xi Jinping's Next Tiger Hunt
August 01, 2014

Xi Jinping's Next Tiger Hunt

By Shannon Tiezzi
After Zhou Yongkang, the anti-corruption campaign aims at the PLA and Shanghai -- two power bases for Jiang Zemin.

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