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December 20, 2018

Digital Policy
This Year's Blockchain Craze Mirrors the Early Days of the Internet

The early days of internet offer lessons for the future of blockchain.  

LAN network cables plugged into a Bitcoin mining computer server are pictured in Bitminer Factory in Florence, Italy, April 6, 2018

February 15, 2018

China
U.S. Policy Toward China: Dumping the Baby, the Bathwater, and the Tub

According to a recent Foreign Affairs article, U.S. policy toward China has failed. Two senior Asia officials who served in the Obama administration, my good friends Kurt Campbell and Ely Ratner (who…

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

June 9, 2017

Asia
Chinese Activists, THAAD Halt, SoftBank’s Robots, and More

Rachel Brown, Ashley Feng, Douglas Mo, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. China brushes off U.S. pressure over detained activists. On May 31, New York-based NGO China…

Hua-Chunying

September 1, 2016

Asia
Is Duterte Upending Philippine Foreign Policy?

Richard Javad Heydarian is an assistant professor in political science at De La Salle University in Manila, and, most recently, the author of Asia’s New Battlefield: The U.S., China, and the Struggle…

duterte-foreign policy

December 21, 2015

Cybersecurity
Final Thoughts on China’s World Internet Conference

The big takeaway from the second annual World Internet Conference was Xi’s speech and his promotion of cyber sovereignty, which I wrote about here. The rest of the meeting was a bit of letdown, thoug…

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January 12, 2016

Russia
What “One Belt, One Road” Could Mean for China’s Regional Security Approach

Rachel Brown is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In November, when the Islamic State group executed Chinese hostage Fan Jinghui, a Chinese advertising cons…

China Kazakhstan Railway One Belt One Road

August 6, 2015

China
Guest Post: Micron Takeover by Chinese Company Raises Cybersecurity and Regulatory Concerns

by Ariella Rotenberg and Peng Di Ariella Rotenberg is a research associate in U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Peng Di, a former intern for the global health program, also …

Micron

August 20, 2012

China
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

April 6, 2012

China
China’s Wen Jiabao: Taking it to the Streets

Updated with correct sourcing for translation of Hu Xijin’s comments. Thanks to Kenneth Tan of Shanghaiist The political brouhaha over Bo Xilai’s ouster as Chongqing Party Secretary continues to rev…

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao smiles as he watches a performance given by students during his visit to the Chinese Culture Center in Seoul May 29, 2010.

November 12, 2010

China
Where Oh Where is Wen Jiabao?

So much for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s bold words on the need for freedom of speech and democracy. His words haven’t stopped Beijing from executing an epic human rights crackdown—which is only hurt…

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