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November 14, 2019

Digital Policy
Reviewing a Multipolar Tech World in 2019: China, United States, and EU-Japan

While multilateral efforts to establish standards governing emerging technologies have attracted publicity, the reality is that countries continue to pursue their own technological initiatives global…

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend the conference Communication Connecting Europe and Asia, in Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2019.

April 21, 2017

China
Chinese Cinema’s Absent Allure

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

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April 8, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 8, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Corruption and combat thwart counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan. T…

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April 14, 2014

China
The Global Fund’s China Legacy

Last week, twelve African countries met in Windhoek, Namibia to discuss the new funding model of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. With its emphasis on actual disease …

A doctor draws blood from the neck of a patient at an emergency room of a hospital in Shanghai May 15, 2013.

April 18, 2014

China
A Tale of Two Diseases: Tuberculosis Control and Malaria Eradication in China

Last month, the World Health Organization declared that China has achieved the Millennium Development Goals target of reversing tuberculosis (TB) incidence by 2015.  According to a recent study publi…

China's first lady Peng Liyuan attends an event for World Tuberculosis Day in Dongguan, Guangdong province.

April 4, 2014

China
Beijing’s Arctic Play: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

If you pay attention, Chinese foreign policy rarely surprises. Of course there is the odd moment when Beijing catches the world unaware: for example, its declaration of an Air Defense Identification …

A whale dives into sea off the coast of Greenland's capital Nuuk October 17, 2012. By a remote fjord where icebergs float in silence and hunters stalk reindeer, plans are being drawn up for a huge iron ore mine that would lift Greenland's population by four percent at a stroke - by hiring Chinese workers. The $2.3-billion project by the small, British company London Mining Plc would also bring diesel power plants, a road and a port near Greenland's capital Nuuk. It would supply China with much needed iron

October 4, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 4, 2013

Will Piekos and Sharone Tobias look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Obama cancels Asia trip. U.S. President Barack Obama canceled a four-country tour of Asia, including Indonesia, Brun…

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C), Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (2nd R), and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera pose for photos during their meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on October 3, 2013. (Koji Sasahara/Courtesy Reuters)

January 24, 2013

China
Presidential Inbox: Top Priorities for U.S. Policy Toward China and Asia

President Obama, You and your foreign policy team have steered the United States on a constructive course in Asia over the past few years. There is thus no need for a policy overhaul. However, the d…

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with China's Vice President Xi Jinping in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on February 14, 2012.

July 31, 2012

China
Will China Continue to "Turn Against Law"?

Mark Jia is an intern for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. As speculation brims over China’s impending leadership succession, focus has centered on the political leanings of Xi Jinp…

Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with China's Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang after Li was elected Vice Premier in Beijing on March 17, 2008.

May 10, 2012

China
China-Philippines Hacking War: A Missed Opportunity for Beijing?

China continues to raise the heat in its dispute with the Philippines over the sovereignty of Scarborough Shoal/Huangyan Island. On Monday, He Jia, an anchor on China’s state-run CCTV, mistakenly dec…

A handout photo of two Chinese surveillance ships which sailed between a Philippines warship and eight Chinese fishing boats to prevent the arrest of any fishermen in the Scarborough Shoal, in the South China Sea, about 124 nautical miles off the main island of Luzon on April 10, 2012.