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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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Energy and Climate Collaboration Key to U.S.-China Relations?
August 08, 2014

Energy and Climate Collaboration Key to U.S.-China Relations?

By Wang Tao
Working together on critical energy and climate issues could be a boon for broader relations.
The Undoing of China’s Soft Power
August 08, 2014

The Undoing of China’s Soft Power

By Zhiqun Zhu
Beijing is struggling to effectively direct soft power at its cross-strait neighbor.

China Detains 2 Canadians, 1 American Near North Korean Border
August 08, 2014

China Detains 2 Canadians, 1 American Near North Korean Border

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is reportedly investigating 3 foreign Christians who lived and worked near the China-North Korea border.

The Softer Side of China’s Military
August 08, 2014

The Softer Side of China’s Military

By Shannon Tiezzi
Disaster relief is an increasingly important mission for China's armed forces, both domestically and abroad.

The Casualties of China's Economic Reforms
August 07, 2014

The Casualties of China's Economic Reforms

By Yang Hengjun
The next round of economic reforms should address China's widening wealth gap.
Religious Discrimination in China Could Alienate Pakistan
August 07, 2014

Religious Discrimination in China Could Alienate Pakistan

By Ankit Panda
China's religious discrimination against Muslims could make it deeply unpopular in Pakistan.

The Perception Gap Between China and Its Neighbors
August 06, 2014

The Perception Gap Between China and Its Neighbors

By Zheng Wang
China's self-image is enormously different from how it is perceived by other regional actors.
China and the US Compete for Influence in Africa
August 06, 2014

China and the US Compete for Influence in Africa

By Lauren Dickey
The US has some catching up to do, and this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is but a beginning.

China’s Global Times Mocks Obama
August 06, 2014

China’s Global Times Mocks Obama

By Zachary Keck
The state-run paper carried an editorial on Tuesday that mocked and taunted the U.S. president.

Why China's Love for Putin Is Dangerous
August 06, 2014

Why China's Love for Putin Is Dangerous

By David Gitter
Chinese admiration for Putin's hardline policies could put pressure on Beijing to follow suit.

After Deadly Accident, China Focuses on Workplace Safety
August 05, 2014

After Deadly Accident, China Focuses on Workplace Safety

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's State Council is implementing a safety campaign after a factory explosion killed 75 and injured 185.
China Rejects Proposed ‘Freeze’ on Provocative South China Sea Moves
August 05, 2014

China Rejects Proposed ‘Freeze’ on Provocative South China Sea Moves

By Shannon Tiezzi
A Chinese official dismissed the U.S. and Philippines' call for a freeze on provocative moves in disputed maritime areas.

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