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June 1, 2009

China
Tiananmen Square and Two Chinas

On the twentieth anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, six experts reflect on the country’s trajectory since then. Many note China’s breathtaking economic growth as well as mounting stra…

June 14, 2010

China
China’s Growing Transparency: Why it’s not all good news

Eliseo Fernandez/Courtesy Reuters The lack of transparency in Chinese strategic thinking and intentions has long been a bugaboo in U.S.-China relations. U.S. policymakers argue that it is hard to bu…

Chinese sailors stand guard onboard the Shi Jia Zhuang, a Luzhou class missile destroyer, at Valparaiso port, about 75 miles (121km) northwest of Santiago November 23, 2009. Two Chinese vessels docked at Valparaiso on Monday as the navies from both countries sought to exchange experiences as well as strengthen cooperation between each other. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

May 19, 2010

China
More on the Chinese Carbon Tax

I wrote about the proposed Chinese carbon tax on Monday. Xinhua reports (h/t Weathervane -- the link is to a two month old article that I hadn’t noticed) that it might be partly aimed at avoiding any…

May 25, 2010

China
China’s Cultural Icons Turn Political

David Gray/Courtesy Reuters There are new voices on China’s political scene. While political activists such as Hu Jia and Charter 08 leader Liu Xiaobo languish in jail and AIDS activist Wan Yanhai f…

Chinese artist Ai WeiWei (C) walks past police as he arrives to give support to Liu Xiaobo, one of China’s most prominent dissidents, outside the courthouse where Liu is on trial in Beijing December 23, 2009. Liu went on trial on subversion charges on Wednesday, drawing an outcry at home and abroad over the country’s sweeping laws against political opponents. Chinese prosecutors accuse Liu of

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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.