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'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

Sisi Follows the New Silk Road to Riches

Deborah Lehr | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Deborah Lehr

Strategically, President Sisi is clever to look East. China has recently become the world's largest economy, and President Xi has shown his willingness to use its economic clout to strengthen ties with countries considered important to China's economic and security interests.

The Global Search for Education: Creative China - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"It requires tremendous emotional intelligence, self-understanding, wisdom, maturity, and confidence to maintain a minimal interventionist attitude w...

Xi Has Had Enough of 'Weird' Architecture -- And So Have I

Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā) | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā)

Most of the Chinese artists who attended his speech on the arts were older than Xi himself. Communication between such figures who use the old Communist Party language, and the most active population--now under 40 and with no firsthand experience of the Cultural Revolution -- is practically impossible.

Is China's Hard Power Undermining its Soft Power?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

To put the Middle Kingdom's soft power in context, while China is building bullet trains to connect 80 percent of its cities, half of all Indians still lack toilets. China's newly aggressive posture in the East and South China Seas, not to mention its commercial cyberspying, threaten to undermine that soft power. This is not to say that China is singularly at fault or that some of its claims are not legitimate and that others, especially Japan, are not culpable in raising tensions. Everyone now also knows that American NSA cyberspying is globally pervasive. But it is to say that much of the rest of the world perceives a new confrontational tone in Beijing.

Will the NSA Revelations Harm US-China Relations?

Donald Gross | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Donald Gross

We now know the reality that both countries engage in extensive cyber-hacking and are each victims of the other's attacks. The good news is that it has now become possible for the U.S. and China to develop a frank, realistic and shared analysis of the threat posed by cyberespionage

Obama Taps Celebrity Chef For Presidential Dinner

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Black Voices

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- When President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) sat down for dinner, they feasted on several d...

Is China Taking the Right Cues From History?

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Devin Stewart

Signs suggest Chinese President Xi's inclination will be to double down on Communist orthodoxy. In other words, Xi won't be a Mikhail Gorbachev. He's no reformer.

Xi Jinping Formally Named President Of China

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China's new leader Xi Jinping capped his rise to the top Thursday by adding the largely ceremonial title of president, though he will need ...