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This 99-Year-Old Chinese Veteran Fought Japan With U.S. Help. He's Finally Getting His Due.

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

CHENGDU, China -- When I enter his living room, Zheng Weibang plants his deeply veined hands on the seat of his wooden couch to help himself up. It t...

China's Stock Market Mess Belies Bigger Problems for the United States

Scott Paul | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Scott Paul

The recent cratering of the Chinese stock market left some scars on our 401(k) plans and dominated recent headlines. Some called it a correction. I tend to think of it as another glimpse into the crazy house-of-cards economy in China.

China the Startup Nation: 5 Future Trends to Watch

James Canton | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
James Canton

China's recent currency devaluation and financial controls are part of an immense leap forward in accelerating the adaptation of China to a changing world economy. We shall see if their leadership works out the growing pains. I am betting they will.

Global Perceptions of China as a SuperPower

Robert Moran | Posted 08.16.2015 | World
Robert Moran

Today at the Festival of Politics in the Scottish Parliament we'll be discussing alternative perspectives on the rise of China as a global superpower.

U.S.-China Cooperation on Iran Signals a New Day in Global Governance

Yang Jiemian | Posted 08.10.2015 | World
Yang Jiemian

SHANGHAI -- China and the U.S. have more constructive interaction in the Middle East than in some other regions of the world. The two countries have overlapping interests in maintaining peace and stability of the whole region in general and the Gulf sub-region in particular: managing the Iranian nuclear issue, continuing the Palestine-Israel peace process, safeguarding vital energy supply lines and supporting orderly and peaceful transitions of political, social and economic systems in the countries concerned.

U.S. Not Concerned About Chinese Competition in Africa -- But It Probably Should Be

Eric Olander | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Eric Olander

In this week's podcast, Eric & Cobus take a look back at Obama's Africa trip and analyze the increasingly divergent paths the U.S. and China are taking to engage Africa.

As China Awakens, America -- And Pakistan -- Should Take Note

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

BEIJING -- "When China wakes, she will shake the world." Napoleon's famous comment on China has had China-watchers scratching their heads for two centuries as to what exactly he meant. The answer may be tied to Xi Jinping's vision of the future of China.

Communist Takeover of Nanking

ADST | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
ADST

On April 23, 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, Mao's People's Liberation Army (PLA) captured the city of Nanking, now known as Nanjing, then capital of China and headquarters of the Nationalist Party (also known as the Kuomintang or KMT).

America and China Face the 21st Century: Replace Confrontation with Cooperation

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Goldstein performs two critical tasks in his new book, Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry (Georgetown University Press). First, he acknowledges the legitimacy of the PRC's desire for a greater international role. Second, he offers a strategy of cooperation for the two nations, which includes recognizing natural but much-reviled "spheres of influence."

Despite Growing Tensions, US Must Move Forward on Cooperation With China

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

The world is watching, and where we go from here in our relationship is the most important factor in the peace, security and stability in the new world coming.

China's Top Diplomat to U.S.: Stop the 'Megaphone Diplomacy'

Tom Nagorski | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

The U.S. and several Southeast Asian nations have been harshly critical of China for expanding several coral reefs through dredging in the South China Sea, and building a runway on one of them, actions that the Americans fear may be used for military operations.

Does China Produce More Competent Leaders Than America?

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Daniel A. Bell

BEIJING -- "A person with Barack Obama's pre-presidential professional experience would not even be the manager of a small county in China's system."

China's Expansion in the South China Sea: A Return to Great Power Politics

David W. Kearn | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
David W. Kearn

Since assuming power, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has spoken of China and the United States developing a "new kind of great power politics" that avoids the damaging and costly patterns of competition and conflict that have marked great power relations through history.

How Would You Feel If China Flew Spy Planes a Dozen Miles From the California Coast?

Hugh White | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Hugh White

CANBERRA -- One can feel at least a twinge of sympathy for China's position. Imagine how Americans would feel if Chinese military aircraft and ships conducted regular surveillance and intelligence-gathering missions within a few dozen miles of America's Pacific coast.

A Better Approach to China -- and the World

Peter Schurman | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Peter Schurman

Escalating tensions between the US and China, while ominous, offer a useful reminder that the artificial division of our world into separate nation-states may no longer serve us, and present a compelling reason to consider a better model.

Is U.S.-China Conflict Imminent in the South China Sea?

Joseph Nye | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Joseph Nye

OXFORD, England -- China seems to be trying to "create facts on the ground" -- what Admiral Harry Harris, the US commander in the Pacific, calls a new "great wall of sand." The U.S. response is designed to prevent China from creating a fait accompli that could close off large parts of the South China Sea. Nevertheless, the original policy of not becoming embroiled in the sovereignty dispute continues to make sense.

U.S. Defense Secretary: China's Island-Building Undermines Security

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

By David Alexander and Rachel Armstrong SINGAPORE, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that China's island-buildi...

U.S. Says China Has Placed Mobile Artillery On Reclaimed Island

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

SINGAPORE, May 29 (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the dis...

China Defends Building Man-Made Islands In The Disputed South China Sea

AP | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Responding to sharply-worded comments from the U.S. defense secretary, China on Thursday defended its building of artificial islands ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Why Is The U.S. Desperate To OK Slavery In Malaysia?

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday night, in an impressive display of dysfunction, the U.S. Senate approved a controversial trade bill with a provision that the ...

China's Navy Warns U.S. Spy Plane Flying Near Contested Islands

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed wate...

How Trade Agreements Amount to a Secret Corporate Takeover

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK -- These agreements go well beyond trade, governing investment and intellectual property as well, imposing fundamental changes to countries' legal, judicial, and regulatory frameworks, without input or accountability through democratic institutions.

WeChatting Toward the End of Climate Change

Jake Levine | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Jake Levine

For me at least, WeChat became a central feature of the trade mission. My Chinese contacts immediately found me. They shared their "moments," personal and professional.

Why a Bipolar World Is More Likely Than a Unipolar or Multipolar One

Yan Xuetong | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Yan Xuetong

BEIJING -- U.S. global dominance will gradually weaken and eurocentric standards in international norms will increasingly give way to pluralist standards. The decline of global organizations and the rise of regional ones will take place simultaneously.

How to Break the 'Mutually Assured Misperception' Between the U.S. and China

Kevin Rudd | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

Many in China perceive that the United States has not, and never will, accept the fundamental political legitimacy of the Chinese administration because it is not a liberal democracy. There is also a deeply held, deeply "realist" Chinese conclusion that the U.S. will never willingly concede its status as the pre-eminent regional and global power, and will do everything within its power to retain that position.