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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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China to Prioritize Great Power Relations in 2014
December 17, 2013

China to Prioritize Great Power Relations in 2014

By Zachary Keck
On Monday Foreign Minister Wang Yi outlined China’s diplomatic objectives for the coming year.
China, Uyghur Activists Dispute Nature of Latest Xinjiang Violence
December 17, 2013

China, Uyghur Activists Dispute Nature of Latest Xinjiang Violence

By Shannon Tiezzi
As more violence erupts in Xinjiang, Beijing and Uyghur activists fight to control the narrative.

China's New Urbanization Plan
December 17, 2013

China's New Urbanization Plan

By Shannon Tiezzi
A major conference on urbanization in China prioritizes hukou reform over construction and relocation projects.

Interview With Peh Shing Huei
December 14, 2013

Interview With Peh Shing Huei

By Justin McDonnell
The Diplomat interviews Peh Shing Huei, author of When the Party Ends, about China's future.

Jang Song-Thaek, Zhou Yongkang Lose Power Struggles
December 14, 2013

Jang Song-Thaek, Zhou Yongkang Lose Power Struggles

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, Chinese leaders praised in Western media, U.S.-China perceptions, and China’s smog problem. Friday China links
China Keeping Close Eye on North Korea
December 13, 2013

China Keeping Close Eye on North Korea

By Shannon Tiezzi
After Jang Song-Thaek's dismissal, China is paying close attention to signs of unrest in North Korea.

New Type of Great Power Relations For China and Japan: A True Lie?
December 13, 2013

New Type of Great Power Relations For China and Japan: A True Lie?

By Jin Kai
Is it possible for China and Japan to repair their relationship?
China and Kenya Expand Cooperation With Railroad Project
December 12, 2013

China and Kenya Expand Cooperation With Railroad Project

By Justin McDonnell
China’s Road and Bridge Corporation Center (CRBC) struck a deal with Kenya to launch a new and improved railway.

Smog Wars: China's Pollution in the Spotlight
December 11, 2013

Smog Wars: China's Pollution in the Spotlight

By Tyler Roney
China's pollution problem is now fully out in the open, but talking about it isn't enough.

What China's Energy Trajectory Says About Climate Change
December 11, 2013

What China's Energy Trajectory Says About Climate Change

By Daniel J. Graeber
China's government is noting the effects of global warming. But leaving fossil fuels behind looks tough.

US Calls for Liu Xiaobo's Release
December 11, 2013

US Calls for Liu Xiaobo's Release

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. Secretary of State publicly called for Liu Xiaobo's release - for the fifth straight year.

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