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Shadow Banking in China: A Morphing Target

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

China's shadow banking system thrived in the years after the global financial crisis, until reined in by regulators since 2013. Nevertheless, new forms of shadow banking are emerging.

Dead Empires: How China May Overtake the U.S.

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Cooperation and specialization -- "the division of labor" -- are the forces that generated economic growth and prosperity. But those same forces led eventually to collapse, as monopolization of land and other natural resources directed more wealth into ever fewer hands.

Under the Same Roof: China's View of Global Order

Fu Ying | Posted 11.11.2015 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- Debates are going on the two sides of the Pacific, in China and in the U.S., about the future world order. On the part of the U.S. the core issue is how to maintain its world dominance. Out of its natural fear of the traditional model of power transition, the U.S. is deeply concerned whether it can remain strong and whether the newly rising powers will compete for world dominance with the U.S.. So some suggest that the U.S. may need a new grand strategy.

Inside the China-U.S. Competition for Strategic Partners

Yan Xuetong | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Yan Xuetong

America is still the world's only superpower, but China is gradually catching up. China's economy has become the second largest in the world, and the leadership is speaking with a louder voice in international affairs. And while historically China has eschewed building formal alliances with other countries, even that policy is slowly shifting: Beijing is courting new partners, including allies of Washington like President Park and others.

The Dangerous "Assertions" Of The Freedom Of Navigation

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Amitai Etzioni

If the United States seeks to shore up its credibility, it would be better to show that it is able to "degrade and destroy ISIS," as it committed itself to doing more than a year ago, rather than escalating and militarizing the conflict with China.

America Just Sent a Destroyer to the South China Sea. Now What?

Euan Graham | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Euan Graham

Ultimately, it may take a crisis for the U.S.-China relationship to reach a stable equilibrium. But in the current context, I believe the doom-laden scenario of a U.S.-China naval clash in the South China Sea to be remote. The greater risk is that China will use U.S. FoN operations to justify an overtly military phase to the island construction project.

South China Sea: U.S. Sovereignty Challenge Provokes Anger In Beijing

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S. Navy warship sailed past one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a challenge to Chinese sovere...

Tension: U.S. Destroyer Sent To Challenge China's Territorial Claims

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.26.2015 | World

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China and the One-Two Punch

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

This is a radically new concept in political culture; power in a country is no longer solely derived from the king, the dictator, the elites, the party or even the direct electoral consent of the governed, but from the economic well being of the governed.

China's Rise: Rhetoric and Reality

David W. Kearn | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
David W. Kearn

While it defines and defends its core interests, Beijing seems almost oblivious or unable to comprehend that other countries may also have important national interests, and that China's stated intentions and material capabilities make China a real threat to the security of other states.

China Accused Of Trying To Hack American Companies Since Cyber Pact

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have tried to penetrate at least seven U.S. companies in the three weeks s...

From China to America and Back Again

Frank H. Wu | Posted 10.18.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

In an era of American anxiety about what until recently was called "the Orient," his survey of the subject shows how our apprehensions endure, always underneath the surface of diplomacy and etiquette.

Hundreds Of Thousands More Students Will Be Learning Mandarin Soon. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

Can 1 million American schoolchildren learn Mandarin over the next five years? Carola McGiffert, the woman charged with the task, is bettin...

Reports: U.S. Mulls Sailing Warships Near Disputed South China Sea Islands

Reuters | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Ch...

Why Trump Is Wrong About China, China, China

Jeremy Haft | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Jeremy Haft

After the devaluation of the yuan and the dive in China's stock exchanges, the blowback on American markets and the presidential candidates lining up to blame China, President Xi Jinping may be wishing he'd booked his visit for another time. But now is the perfect opportunity to set the record straight. The latest round of China bashing overestimates China's clout and distorts our discourse.

The Geopolitics of Respect: U.S., China, Iran and Russia

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Any people that has the means of its own defense and doesn't make the effort shows a lack of self-respect. Moreover, resistance ending in defeat can also demonstrate self-respect. "Nobody wants a foreign master," said the ancient Melians to the Athenians before being crushed by them.

US Should Support a Strong China

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

Skillful diplomacy with China can lead to substantial benefits for our two countries and the world at large. But the more we get caught up in conflict, the more we undermine our efforts to expand our economic and political influence and bring peace and stability to an increasingly important part of the world.

How the U.S. and China Can Join Forces to Fight the Common Enemy -- Climate Change

Wang Tao | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Wang Tao

BEIJING -- The climate change negotiations have reached the most critical time. After Xi's visit to the U.S., there's a little over 10 weeks until the UN climate conference in Paris.

Why Tibet Could Be the Best Opportunity for Xi Jinping

Matteo Mecacci | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Matteo Mecacci

China's President Xi Jinping will arrive in Washington to meet President Obama for an important state visit. The context is a growing alarm about China's less than peaceful rise, and provides a rare opportunity for the president to give an important message on Tibet.

Off the Coast of America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It could almost be a joke, but this one would start, "five Chinese naval vessels operating in the Bering Sea sailed into U.S. territorial waters, coming within 12 miles of the U.S. coast..." And the punch line would be yours to come up with.

Grandmaster of the Great Game

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

After six years of silent preparations, the Obama White House has recently unveiled some bold diplomatic initiatives. As these moves unfold, Obama is revealing himself as one of those rare grandmasters who appear every generation or two with an ability to go beyond mere foreign policy and play that ruthless global game called geopolitics.

Rumor, Manipulation and Change: China's Entrepreneurs Correctly Predicted the Great Fall of China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Ryan McMunn

The sooner the Chinese government stops putting GDP growth targets out, and starts getting realistic economic data from the provinces, the better off the Middle Kingdom will be.

Re-thinking U.S.-China Relations

Henry Rosemont Jr. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Henry Rosemont Jr.

Cooperation must be based on trust in order to be effective. And because the United States is still the biggest kid on the block, we must take the initiative in quieting the China-bashing rhetoric to begin the transition to a trusting and genuinely cooperative relationship.

Writing a New Chapter of U.S.-China People-to-People Exchanges

Ambassador Zhang Qiyue | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Ambassador Zhang Qiyue

Ties between the U.S. and China have become the defining bilateral relationship in the 21st century, and getting it right is key to global peace and prosperity.

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

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.03.2015 | 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...