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The G20 Summit: Highlighting China’s Headache
December 01, 2018
The G20 Summit: Highlighting China’s Headache
Xi has a choice: stand tough and risk economic disaster, or compromise and risk looking weak at home.
The G20 Summit: Highlighting China’s Headache
China Stays Tough on Xinjiang Policy Despite Growing Global Outcry
November 29, 2018
China Stays Tough on Xinjiang Policy Despite Growing Global Outcry
While scholars worldwide call for sanctions, Chinese authorities are poised to expand the crackdown to other regions.
China Stays Tough on Xinjiang Policy Despite Growing Global Outcry
Taiwan’s Voters Have Dealt a Brutal Blow to the Ruling DPP
November 28, 2018
Taiwan’s Voters Have Dealt a Brutal Blow to the Ruling DPP
The KMT rode a “blue wave” in an election more about local concerns than the influence of China or the U.S.
Taiwan’s Voters Have Dealt a Brutal Blow to the Ruling DPP
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
November 27, 2018
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
The DPP must turn to self-reflection after heavy losses in local polls.
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
Chinese Scientist Claims to Create World’s First Gene-Edited Twins  
November 26, 2018
Chinese Scientist Claims to Create World’s First Gene-Edited Twins  
Although unconfirmed, the claim has already triggered a heated controversy at home and abroad.
Chinese Scientist Claims to Create World’s First Gene-Edited Twins  
China’s Golden Era in Portugal
November 24, 2018
China’s Golden Era in Portugal
Why is this medium-sized southern European country being targeted by Chinese investors?
China’s Golden Era in Portugal
Papua New Guinea Stands up to China – For Now
November 23, 2018
Papua New Guinea Stands up to China – For Now
Reports of China “bullying” APEC's poorest member marred the latest annual summit in PNG.
Papua New Guinea Stands up to China – For Now
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
November 22, 2018
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
Xi's visit was a feel-good exercise, spotlighting cooperation on the Belt and Road and even the South China Sea.
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker
November 21, 2018
Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker
The IOC warned against the upcoming referendum, which has sparked Beijing's wrath and galvanized supporters of independence.
Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker
In Brunei, China Woos Rival South China Sea Claimant
November 21, 2018
In Brunei, China Woos Rival South China Sea Claimant
Economic help is far more important to Brunei than the maritime disputes. That's music to China's ears.
In Brunei, China Woos Rival South China Sea Claimant
Xi Arrives in Papua New Guinea for First-Ever Visit by a Chinese President
November 16, 2018
Xi Arrives in Papua New Guinea for First-Ever Visit by a Chinese President
Xi Jinping hopes to defend – and expand – China’s role in the Pacific.
Xi Arrives in Papua New Guinea for First-Ever Visit by a Chinese President
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
November 16, 2018
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
Chinese nationalism is often talked about as dangerous. But what, exactly, is the threat?
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
Why Didn’t China Honor Its World War I Dead?
November 15, 2018
Why Didn’t China Honor Its World War I Dead?
Skipping the Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris was a missed opportunity for Xi Jinping.
Why Didn’t China Honor Its World War I Dead?
What Taiwan’s Upcoming Elections Will Tell Us About Its Future
November 13, 2018
What Taiwan’s Upcoming Elections Will Tell Us About Its Future
The vote is set to serve as a referendum on Tsai Ing-wen’s anti-China stance. Challengers are picking up steam.
What Taiwan’s Upcoming Elections Will Tell Us About Its Future
For China, How Much Will the Outcome of the US Mid-Term Elections Matter?
November 10, 2018
For China, How Much Will the Outcome of the US Mid-Term Elections Matter?
There may be brief respite for Beijing, but long-term competition isn't going anywhere.
For China, How Much Will the Outcome of the US Mid-Term Elections Matter?
Why Is Transparency So Important for China’s Development Assistance?
November 10, 2018
Why Is Transparency So Important for China’s Development Assistance?
The lack of transparency only given strength to China’s critics and tied its own hands.
Why Is Transparency So Important for China’s Development Assistance?
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