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How Ancient Chinese Thought Applies Today

Kevin Rudd | Posted 02.06.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

In the absence of a common narrative shared by the U.S. and China, the two nations are likely to drift more rapidly apart. The relationship needs a new strategic concept for the future that is capable of sufficiently embracing both American and Chinese realities, as well as areas of potential common endeavor for the future, and to do so in language which is comprehensible and meaningful in both capitals. Trust builds on itself just as distrust builds on itself as well, compounding into deep enmity over time.

How the Vacuum Left by America Bolsters China's 'Asia for Asians' Strategy

Yoon Young-kwan | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Yoon Young-kwan

SEOUL -- With the U.S. economy yet to recover fully from the global economic crisis, and American politics increasingly dysfunctional, there is a global power vacuum that China, with shrewd diplomacy and economic might, hopes to fill -- beginning in Asia. This may not yet mean Asia for only the Asians; but it could mean a reduced regional role for the U.S. -- especially as America turns inward during the presidential election season that starts this year.

When It Comes to China, Shared U.S.-Indian Values Only Go So Far

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

What about "shared values" that Obama and Modi have flaunted? They help in dealing with a shabby world but only up to a point. The pragmatist in Modi knows that since India is China's neighbor, it is imperative to calm a neighbor's angst -- and the angst of distant neighbors -- rather than to merely revel in the effusive cordiality of a country located beyond the seven seas. The basic instincts of the two ancient civilizations might yet astound the world.

Boosting India-U.S. Ties: A Regional Imperative?

Samarth Pathak | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Samarth Pathak

In the backdrop of U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to India, Samarth Pathak gets you fresh perspectives on bilateral ties in a candid interaction with three of India's leading strategic thinkers.

China and the US: A New Century, a New Partnership

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 12.31.2014 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

My sense from engaging many levels of Chinese society is that China does not want an aggressive relationship with the United States; it wants to forge a partnership of mutual respect and opportunity.

Educating for the Future: Learning Mandarin As a Key to U.S.-China Relations

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 02.16.2015 | Education
Jennifer J. Raab

And, bottom line, a large cohort of Mandarin speakers will contribute to our national security, helping guide U.S.-Chinese relations away from the confrontational and toward the cooperative.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

From The Blame Game To Half Confessions, Here's How Global Leaders Are Reacting To The CIA Torture Report | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee's intensely critical report on the CIA's torture program, a summary of which was released last Tuesda...

How the 'Internet with Chinese Characteristics' Is Rupturing the Web

Amy Chang | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Amy Chang

China's push for Internet sovereignty gained momentum abroad after Edward Snowden released information about U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs. Capitalizing on the anti-U.S. sentiment in other authoritarian countries like Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, China wooed developing countries with growing online populations to consider the benefits of control of the Internet.

The Wuzhen Summit and Chinese Internet Sovereignty

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

China's concept of Internet sovereignty seems likely to result in a diplomatic cul-de-sac. However, Chinese officials will continue to employ sovereignty issues to occupy conference agendas and stall real progress on international cooperation in cyberspace.

Asia Is on the Brink of a Golden Era. Here's Why.

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

Asia has been infected by a silent, healthy virus of modernization. There is a remarkably wide and deep consensus among regional leaders that they should focus on modernization and pragmatic development. Because it is silent, the Western media has not noticed and continues to predict doom.

Were Last Week's US-China Breakthroughs a Step Back?

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Kyle Hutzler

The US has the unique responsibility of ensuring China's successful integration into the global governance system. That at times may come into conflict with the more limited set of truly bilateral issues the US may have with China, either directly or in support of its allies.

The Occupiers: Out of the Classroom and Into the Streets

China Hands | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
China Hands

Emily Feng elucidates student perspectives on the demonstrations in Hong Kong September 22, 2014, would have been like any other day, if not for the...

The Art of Storytelling

China Hands | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
China Hands

Yvonne Yan illustrates her experiences with pingshu My introduction to pingshu, traditional Chinese storytelling, was Yuan KuoCheng's "Journey to th...

Growth Potential

China Hands | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
China Hands

Clarey Zhu explores the world of Chinese investment in Israeli high tech After China's Bright Food acquired 56% of Israel's largest food producer, T...

US-China Agreement is Good for American Cities

Will Rogers | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Will Rogers

The historic agreement announced this week between the United States and China to limit carbon emissions is a major step toward both helping solve the problems caused by climate change and also creating a planet which will be fit for future generations to inhabit.

A Signal of Groundbreaking Progress

Al Gore | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Al Gore

By demonstrating their willingness to work together, the leaders of the United States and China are opening a new chapter in global climate negotiations. This bold leadership comes at a critical time for our planet when the costs of carbon pollution affect our lives more and more each day.

The Value of History

China Hands | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
China Hands

Schuyler Schouten, a Senior Director at Kissinger Associates, argues for the importance of studying Chinese history. US-China relations, once the pr...

Out of Character

China Hands | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
China Hands

Scarlett Zuo speaks with Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!, about "Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy", an exhibition featuring selections ...

Trouble on the Road

China Hands | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
China Hands

Tiancheng Zheng discusses the obstacles Chinese citizens face while applying for visas and traveling abroad. When Zhang Qian returned to the imperia...

War, History and Education

China Hands | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
China Hands

Yupei Guo and Yumi Koga reflect on their views regarding the history of the Sino-Japanese War in China and Japan, respectively Never forget national ...

The Silent Dream

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
China Hands

I approached a man who was cleaning the streets. I introduced myself as a college student from Beijing and asked, "I'm just curious, but what do you think is the 'Chinese Dream'?" He looked at me, his eyes full of alert. After a few seconds, he chuckled awkwardly. "Well, people like me," he looked at the broom in his hand and sighed, "are in no position to answer this question." "But shouldn't the 'Chinese Dream' belong to the Chinese people? What is your dream?" A long silence ensued.

A question of character

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
China Hands

Miguel Paredes discusses developments in the relationship between the Chinese people and their unique written language. "Do you have a WeChat?" is r...

Learning to Remember

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
China Hands

Yifu Dong reviews Louisa Lim's People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited. If George Orwell were still alive, maybe he would have regretted n...

Capitalizing on Progress

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
China Hands

Dhruv Aggarwal analyzes the social ramifications of China's tax revolution In 2011, the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, respond...

Thinking Small

China Hands | Posted 01.11.2015 | Science
China Hands

With the proposed Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO), expected to be completed in 2019, it seems China is ready to take steps to get ahead, at least in the field of particle physics.