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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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First Lady Diplomacy: The Message to China
March 19, 2014

First Lady Diplomacy: The Message to China

By Wei Zongyou
With her trip to China, Michelle Obama could be rebalancing her husband’s rebalance to Asia.
Being a Successful Gorbachev?
March 18, 2014

Being a Successful Gorbachev?

By Yang Hengjun
To be a "successful Gorbachev" requires holding all levers of power in order to push through deep reforms.

Suspected Uyghurs Rescued in Thai Raid of Human Trafficking Camp
March 18, 2014

Suspected Uyghurs Rescued in Thai Raid of Human Trafficking Camp

By Shannon Tiezzi
200 refugees rumored to be Chinese Uyghurs were rescued from a human trafficking camp in Thailand last week.

Change and Control in China's Media: Interview With David Bandurski
March 18, 2014

Change and Control in China's Media: Interview With David Bandurski

By Tyler Roney
The Diplomat speaks with China Media Project's David Bandurski about the recent past and future of Chinese media.

China Reacts to the Crimea Referendum
March 18, 2014

China Reacts to the Crimea Referendum

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is trying to avoid being caught in the middle of the West and Russia's battle over Ukraine.
China Dismisses UN Report on North Korea's Human Rights Violations
March 17, 2014

China Dismisses UN Report on North Korea's Human Rights Violations

By Shannon Tiezzi
As predicted, China has officially come out against a UN report on North Korea's human rights abuses.

Xi Jinping Vs Zhou Yongkang
March 17, 2014

Xi Jinping Vs Zhou Yongkang

By Kerry Brown
Xi Jinping's anti-corruption forces are closing in on Zhou Yongkang in a sensational example of Chinese politics.
6 Dead After Knife Attack in China
March 15, 2014

6 Dead After Knife Attack in China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Reports suggesting a Uyghur was behind a knife attack in Changsha could lead to inflamed ethnic tensions in China.

China Wants 'Justice' for Families of Flight 370
March 14, 2014

China Wants 'Justice' for Families of Flight 370

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, the NPC wraps up in Beijing, arrests over a Hong Kong stabbing, and why China loves "House of Cards." Friday links.

China's Sudden WeChat Crackdown
March 14, 2014

China's Sudden WeChat Crackdown

By Tyler Roney
A sudden censorship crackdown on popular social media app WeChat has Chinese netizens in a bind.

Ukraine Crisis: Can China Be More Helpful?
March 14, 2014

Ukraine Crisis: Can China Be More Helpful?

By Wei Zongyou
China is uniquely positioned to offer some constructive diplomacy to resolve the impasse.
The Atheists of Beijing
March 14, 2014

The Atheists of Beijing

By Zachary Keck
Less people in China believe that faith in God is necessary to be a moral person than any other country.

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