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Xi Jinping Demands More Focus on the ‘War to Resist American Aggression’
By Shannon Tiezzi
Amid the worst downturn in U.S.-China relations in decades, Xi highlights the one actual conflict fought between the two sides: the Korean War.
Is Chinese Civilization Really Thousands of Years Older than America’s?
By Christopher K. Colley
The claim that China is 5,000 years old conflates “Chinese civilization” with the modern nation-state of the People’s Republic of China.
‘You Can See China From Here’: The Evolution of a Border
By Bill Callahan
Even the tightest border -- that of Maoist China -- can loosen over time, and eventually become a site of bustling exchange.
Chiang Ching-kuo’s Russian Odyssey
By James Baron
The future leader of Taiwan spent formative years as a passionate communist in the Soviet Union.
Xiong’an New Area: 1,000 Years of Government Intervention
By Zhang Ling
1,000 years before Xi Jinping proclaimed the Xiong'an New Area, the Northern Song Dynasty turned the area into a swamp.