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China Asia Relations

Xi Jinping's Excellent Adventure: A Calibrated Takeover of the South China Sea

Nayan Chanda | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Nayan Chanda

Chairman Mao's "little red book" is no longer a fashion accessory in Beijing, but China's leaders seem to be drawing inspiration from one of its aphorisms: "There is great disorder under the Heavens and the situation is excellent." Judging by the calculatedly risky steps they have taken -- like moving a gigantic drilling rig deep into Vietnam's Exclusive Economic Zone -- China seems to have concluded that, with the West preoccupied with Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, Southeast Asia divided over how to respond to its aggressive moves, and with Japan and the U.S. unsure as to how respond to North Korea's saber rattling, the situation is indeed excellent.

Helmut Schmidt: Japan Has No Friends In Asia. Neither Does China. Part II

Guancha.cn | Wang Hui | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

Recently, the Chinese scholar Wang Hui sat down for a conversation with Helmut Schmidt, Germany’s elder statesman, in Hamburg. Until 2007, Wa...