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July 17, 2012

China’s Population Policy—An Exchange Between Edwin Winckler and Yanzhong Huang

Dr. Yanzhong Huang is Senior Fellow for Global Health and the newest writer for Asia Unbound. His first post, “Time for China to Abandon Its Population Control Policy,” attracted significant attentio…

A young Chinese mother watches her child in front of a sign reading "birth control is a basic state policy of our country" in Beijing on July 23, 2002.

December 21, 2009

The Decade’s Top Ten Game-Changers in U.S.-China Relations

It’s the end of the year, and end of a decade, and we here at Asia Unbound are not immune to the easy lure of the “Top Ten” list. OK, it’s not the Top Ten “Accidental Celebrities” or “Cultural Momen…

February 1, 2010

South Korea
Stakes Rise for U.S.-ROK Nuclear Energy Talks

Miles A. Pomper is a Senior Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Washington, DC. When South Korea and the United States negotiated their last nuclear coopera…

South Korea and UAE contract

December 13, 2007

Financial Markets
Euro-yuan-dollar diplomacy

Europe to China: Please do not buy any more euros.EU economic and monetary affairs commissioner Joaquin Almunia said China should not take any steps to increase its euro reserves at the moment.  Aske…

May 11, 2011

North Korea
The North Korea Food Aid Debate

A Chinese frontier policeman checks sacks of rice from South Korea, which will be sent to North Korea, at Dandong port, Liaoning province October 29, 2010. (Jacky Chen/Courtesy Reuters) There has …

A Chinese frontier policeman checks sacks of rice from South Korea, which will be sent to North Korea, at Dandong port, Liaoning province October 29, 2010.

January 28, 2011

Suu Kyi in the New Yorker

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the crowd during a ceremony to mark the country's 63rd Independence Day at the National League for Democracy (NLD) head office in Yan…

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses crowd during a ceremony to mark 63rd Independence Day at NLD head office in Yangon

August 9, 2012

China’s Olympic Debate

The Chinese stand second in the Olympic medals table—both in gold and overall—but you would never know it from what’s going on in their media. Of course, there is celebration of the country’s athlete…

China's Feng Zhe, the eventual gold medal winner, reacts after competing in the men's gymnastics parallel bars final during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012.

May 5, 2008

Chinese state investment abroad: familiar or something new?

Henny Sender has an excellent account of China’s decision not to allow the China Development Bank (CDB) to invest in Citibank in January in Monday’s Financial Times. It follows on Richard McGregor…

August 20, 2012

Gu Kailai Trial: Drama Ended?

The murder trial of Bo Xilai’s wife Gu Kailai ended with a local Chinese court delivering a suspended death sentence for her killing of a British citizen Neil Heywood. While Gu only received a two-ye…

Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Bo Xilai, attends a trial in the court room at Hefei Intermediate People's Court in this still image taken from video

January 19, 2016

What’s Next for Japan-Taiwan Relations

Ayumi Teraoka is research associate for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Taiwan’s presidential and Legislative Yuan elections on Saturday were closely monitored in Japan, where dee…

Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen greet supporters during a final campaign rally ahead of the elections in Taipei