China's Challenges: Political Reform
By Suisheng Zhao
China’s leadership sends contradictory signals about the prospects for political reform.
China's Challenges: Energy Security
By Felix Preston
In the coming decades, China will face serious challenges to its energy security unless sustained economic development can be achieved.
Understanding China’s Global Impact
By Edward Friedman
Complacent industrialized democracies must face up to the challenge China poses to global norms, argues Edward Friedman.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: Burma
By Luke Hunt
Friends of the Burmese junta are few, but chief among them is China.
China's Challenges: Education
By Jiang Xueqin
Over the next decade, China’s monolithic, top-down education system must change because of increasing social and economic pressure for reform.
China's Challenges: Civil Society
By Kerry Brown
While China’s economy continues to storm ahead, events in 2010 proved that in other areas, the system remains very repressive.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: Central Asia
By Joshua Kucera
China's goals in Central Asia appear largely economic, devoted to securing the region’s vast oil and natural gas wealth to fuel its booming economy.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: Cambodia
By Luke Hunt
Beijing has a long-standing enmity with Hanoi and has never boasted a great friendship with Bangkok.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: India
By Madhav Nalapat
The key to China's relationship with India is actually India's relationship with the United States, argues Madhav Nalapat.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: North Korea
By L. Gordon Flake
It's time for China to stop enabling North Korea's bad behaviour. It's current approach threatens regional stability.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: Russia
By Richard Weitz
The relationship between Beijing and Moscow is perhaps the best its ever been. That said, this situation is due less to common values and shared interests than to the fact that their security concerns are currently directed elsewhere.
China's Challenges: Environment
By Jonathan Watts
The environmental limits on China’s current road of economic growth will become increasingly apparent over the next five years, prompting policymakers to either change direction or brace for a nasty collision.