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Zambia's Vote: The China Issue

Zambia’s elections have sparked a heated debate over the presence of Chinese-owned businesses in the country. Incumbent Levy Mwanawasa wins reelection, but opposition protests continue amid Michael Sata's demand for a recount.

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Shrugging Off Sanctions

The UN Security Council has barred member states from supplying North Korea with missile parts in response to recent tests. The country with the most leverage in North Korea—China—has mostly buffered Pyongyang from strong action but could be losing patience with its neighbor.

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China's Military 'Threat'

The annual Pentagon report on China's military power cites increased defense spending as a threat to the stability of Asia, and contends Beijing could potentially threaten the United States. But some critics say the Defense Department is hyping the China threat to justify its own massive spending.

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China's Soft Seduction

While U.S. cultural exports, from Hollywood movies to books to fashion and soft drinks, exercise a dominant influence in the world marketplace, experts say America's "soft power" is declining. That creates opportunities for China.

See more in Culture and Foreign Policy; China