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The China Syndrome

Roger D Barris | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Roger D Barris

I won't bother to repeat all the statistics about the meltdown, which are readily available elsewhere. I just want to make two points. The first is the implication of what is happening in China for asset prices around the world.

The U.S. Should Defend Global Commons, Not Naval Supremacy, in Asia

Yanmei Xie | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Yanmei Xie

BEIJING -- Washington needs to state and re-state that what it is determined to defend is the global commons, not its naval supremacy in the South China Sea. The former wins high ground in the court of international opinion. The latter may generate headlines for the grandstand wanting to see U.S.-Chinese rivalry, but it will likely result in a limited alliance and set the region down a zero-sum track.

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.

The Regional Implications of China's Rise

David W. Kearn | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
David W. Kearn

While the June summit between Obama and Chinese President Xi reportedly covered significant ground on cyber-espionage, North Korea's nuclear program and free trade, one issue that received little attention was the intensification of territorial disputes between China and its neighbors.

What Diplomats Can Learn from Pope Francis

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Institutions such as the International Criminal Court and various treaty bodies are the tide. However, the capacity to recognize the human being in the other is at the source of a new "Golden Rule" that will fashion relationships of compatibility, even synergy over adversity.

China Rips U.S. For 'Deeply Inappropriate' Military Drills

Posted 09.10.2011 | World

By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military sharply criticized the United States on Monday for holding military drills in contested wa...