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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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Zhou Yongkang and the Rule of Law With Chinese Characteristics
July 30, 2014

Zhou Yongkang and the Rule of Law With Chinese Characteristics

By Shannon Tiezzi
Zhou Yongkang's case ties in with Xi Jinping's larger vision for the rule of law in China.
In Zhou Yongkang, Xi Bags the Ultimate 'Tiger'
July 29, 2014

In Zhou Yongkang, Xi Bags the Ultimate 'Tiger'

By Shannon Tiezzi
In an unprecedented move, the CCP has placed a former Politburo Standing Committee member under investigation.

The BRICS Bank and China’s Economic Statecraft
July 29, 2014

The BRICS Bank and China’s Economic Statecraft

By George Yin
Can a China-dominated New Development Bank replace the World Bank and the IMF?

China Holds Annual Military Drills in East, South China Seas
July 29, 2014

China Holds Annual Military Drills in East, South China Seas

By Shannon Tiezzi
The PLA is holding live-fire exercises off China's southeastern and southern coasts.

Is China Threatening or Defending the Postwar Regional Order?
July 29, 2014

Is China Threatening or Defending the Postwar Regional Order?

By Jin Kai
China believes that it is defending, rather than upsetting, the post WW2 regional order.
Why China Won't Lead in the Middle East
July 28, 2014

Why China Won't Lead in the Middle East

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite security interests in the region, don't look for China to become a leading mediator in Middle East conflicts.

China’s War on the Internet
July 26, 2014

China’s War on the Internet

By Tyler Roney
With more Chinese going online, the CCP has strengthened its effort to create an Internet with Chinese Characteristics.
China’s Military Diplomacy Heats Up
July 25, 2014

China’s Military Diplomacy Heats Up

By Zachary Keck
The last week has seen China engage in a ferocious amount of military diplomacy.

China’s New Global Institutions
July 25, 2014

China’s New Global Institutions

By Steven Keithley
Beijing is seeking to shape international institutions to facilitate its emergence as a global power.

The Dangers of History Analogies
July 25, 2014

The Dangers of History Analogies

By Zheng Wang
Recent years have seen various Asian leaders use historical analogies to describe current events. This is dangerous.

MH17: China Defends Russia, Criticizes the West
July 24, 2014

MH17: China Defends Russia, Criticizes the West

By Zachary Keck
China's state media has strongly condemned the Western response to MH17, and largely backed Russia.
Can China Engage Meaningfully on Iraq?
July 23, 2014

Can China Engage Meaningfully on Iraq?

By Michal Meidan
Instability in Iraq has serious implications for China, but does it have the ability to forge a proactive policy?

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