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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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How Xi Can Solve The Tibet Problem
January 11, 2014

How Xi Can Solve The Tibet Problem

By Kerry Brown
Xi Jinping could help quiet unrest in Tibet simply by making sure existing policies are enacted more efficiently.
Hainan's Rules: “Normal and Routine” or “Provocative and Dangerous”?
January 10, 2014

Hainan's Rules: “Normal and Routine” or “Provocative and Dangerous”?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, China's space program, private banks, and bleak prospects for political reform. Friday China links.

Chinese Millionaire Wants to Turn Wall Street Journal Into People's Daily
January 10, 2014

Chinese Millionaire Wants to Turn Wall Street Journal Into People's Daily

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chen Guangbiao's quest to buy a high-profile U.S. newspaper highlights the differences between U.S. and Chinese media.

Hainan's New Fishing Rules: A Preliminary Analysis
January 10, 2014

Hainan's New Fishing Rules: A Preliminary Analysis

By Taylor Fravel
New fishing rules reflect a continued desire to affirm China's maritime sovereignty in a manner inconsistent with UNCLOS.

The Sino-Japanese Voldemort Wars: China's Doomed PR battle
January 09, 2014

The Sino-Japanese Voldemort Wars: China's Doomed PR battle

By Tyler Roney
In the China-Japan PR battle, China's authoritarian system gives Japan the upper hand.
Xi Jinping’s Vision for China’s Courts
January 09, 2014

Xi Jinping’s Vision for China’s Courts

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite Xi's pledges of reform, the courts will remain a tool for the Party.

Interview with Nicholas Griffin
January 09, 2014

Interview with Nicholas Griffin

By Justin McDonnell
The Diplomat interviews Nicholas Griffin, the author of Ping-Pong Diplomacy
Why Snowden’s Revelations Were A Win For China
January 09, 2014

Why Snowden’s Revelations Were A Win For China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Snowden's revelations about U.S. cyber-espionage have benefited China economically and politically.

China's Snow Dragon Frees Self From Ice
January 08, 2014

China's Snow Dragon Frees Self From Ice

By Shannon Tiezzi
Snow Dragon is free from the ice floes that had it trapped after an international rescue mission.

Suspect Charged With Arson Attack on SF Consulate
January 08, 2014

Suspect Charged With Arson Attack on SF Consulate

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chinese and Western media seem to disagree on whether the suspect is a Chinese or American citizen.

Is Li Keqiang Being Marginalized?
January 07, 2014

Is Li Keqiang Being Marginalized?

By Zachary Keck
Xi's consolidation of power is coming at the expense of China's premier.
Shinzo Abe Is Not Welcome In China, And Never Will Be
January 07, 2014

Shinzo Abe Is Not Welcome In China, And Never Will Be

By Shannon Tiezzi
As long as Abe remains Prime Minister, don’t expect China-Japan ties to thaw.

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