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Fred Teng

Blog Entries by Fred Teng

The Pace of Democracy, to Each His Own

Posted April 25, 2011 | 12:35:42 (EST)

On April 6, 2011, the U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman gave an eloquent speech at the Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture in Shanghai. In his speech, Ambassador Huntsman recalled his service to President Reagan's trip to China, demonstrated his knowledge of China's modern history, and highlighted challenges that are faced by both...

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The Mathematics of Military Balance

Posted April 19, 2011 | 14:35:24 (EST)

The People's Republic of China recently released its 2011 White Paper on National Defense. As a result, there were a lot of discussions on the impact of the rise of China's military power and the perception of its threat to United States interest. It is interesting to observe that there...

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Why China Won't Be the Next Egypt

Posted March 21, 2011 | 14:01:14 (EST)

The recent eruption of protests and violence in Egypt and the resignation of its president, Hosni Mubarak, lead some pundits to predict that the same movement will happen in China. However, China's circumstances are entirely different and a similar outcome is unlikely.

Along with India and Greece, Egypt and China...

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Maritime Diplomacy Necessary for Cyber Security

Posted August 11, 2010 | 13:50:44 (EST)

In this age of digital information, shuttle diplomacy, and cyber warfare, talking about multinational maritime relationships might seem arcane. But recent events warrant a closer look into the U.S. actions in the South China Sea and Yellow Sea, because these interferences could be counterproductive to our national security, our commerce,...

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Indigenous Innovation Can Benefit the Whole World

Posted May 20, 2010 | 14:14:55 (EST)

On May 17, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke spoke at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and expressed his concerns with the business environment in China, especially with China's "Indigenous Innovation Policy." Secretary Locke felt that this policy "could provide domestic [Chinese] firms a leg up in...

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The Grey Areas Between Google and China

Posted March 25, 2010 | 14:37:26 (EST)

Google's announcement to partially withdraw from China may be seen as a challenge of freedom over censorship, but turning the issue into a debate of good versus evil leaves out many important facts. Even in the digital binary world of 1's and 0's, there are shades of grey that need...

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We Need More Constructive U.S.-China Relations

Posted February 16, 2010 | 16:32:32 (EST)

In recent weeks the U.S.-China relationship has been rocked by a number of geopolitical crises, some unforeseen and others a result of archaic policies that should no longer exist in our current political climate. During this critical time, President Obama should focus on building a constructive relationship with China, and...

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