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China's Opening to Russia

Dina Badie | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Dina Badie

When Henry Kissinger returned from a secret meeting in China in 1971, he laid the groundwork for a historic diplomatic opening after more than 20 years of rejecting the Communist Party government.

Stepping Up the Ante Pre-Paris 2015

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Modeled on the same campaign used to blacklist supporters of apartheid South Africa, the fossil fuel divestment movement has gained serious global traction over the past 12 months.

China's Think Tanks Need to Reach Out and Connect

Fu Ying | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- Chinese think tanks must be independently minded and objective in their analysis -- seeking truth from facts -- if their contribution is to be of sound use to policymakers.

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

Kevin Rudd | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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.

America's China Consensus Slowly Unravels

Hugh White | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Hugh White

The big risk is that neither side will be willing to make concessions, because each expects the other to blink first. That leads straight to escalating rivalry and an ever-higher risk of war.

Chinese Leader Arrives In Pakistan To Unveil $45B In Investments

AP | By ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $45 billion wort...

Cooperation on Curbing Nukes and Climate Change Strengthens U.S.-China Link

Wu Jianmin | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Wu Jianmin

BEIJING -- The fact that China and the U.S. have agreed to pursue the goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula has kept the issue from getting out of control. The year 1950 witnessed violent confrontation between China and U.S. in the Korean theater, but 2015 is a long way from 1950. China-U.S. cooperation has been a significant factor in keeping the lid on this conflict.

China Needs a Strong Leader Like Xi -- but the Rule of Law Like Singapore

Zheng Yongnian | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Zheng Yongnian

SINGAPORE -- This is a rare window of opportunity for China. If Xi had not launched the anti-corruption campaign now, it would have been impossible to do so in 10 years time. By then the vested interest groups would have become too powerful. If the economic oligarchy becomes a political one, China will become the Russia of yesterday.

A Divided China

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 04.09.2015 | World
Kyle Hutzler

Xi may indeed be the most powerful leader of China since Mao, but he is also at the helm of a China that has never been more starkly divided or with more to lose.

It Took Just One Email to Compromise the Leaders of the Free World

Adam Levin | Posted 04.02.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

Somebody's shrimp is on the barbie at Australia's immigration department after an officer there emailed President Obama's passport number and other personal information to an organizer at the Asian Cup football tournament. And before you think otherwise: Yeah, it matters.

China, U.S. May Be Moving Closer To A Climate Deal

AP | JACK CHANG | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. envoy for climate change said Friday that China and the U.S. are working more closely than ever ahead of a conference this yea...

Matt Sheehan

China Targets Big Oil In Wars On Corruption, Pollution

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

BEIJING -- What do China's "war on pollution" and campaign against corruption have in common? They've both placed China's coal and oil empires in thei...

Western Media Are Missing China's Biggest Story

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

BEIJING -- In the Western media, the National People's Congress -- China's legislative body -- is perfunctorily conjoined with the phrase "rubber stamp." This characterization is less and less true every year and does a disservice to understanding the most significant historic shift taking place in China today: the long march toward "rule according to law" from administrative fiat.

Matt Sheehan

In China, Only Leaders Are Allowed To Battle Corruption

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

TIANMU VILLAGE, Tianjin, China -- Since his rise to power, Chinese President Xi Jinping has waged a sweeping anti-corruption campaign that has targete...

Modi's Indian Ocean Tour Shows That India's Watching China

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 03.12.2015 | World
Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI -- China's ambitions in the South China Sea have extended well into the Indian Ocean, and the prospect of an emerging superpower casting its shadow has roused anxiety in a number of littoral states, which look to India as an alternative security provider.

Mr. Xi Goes to Washington

Minxin Pei | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Minxin Pei

The recent announcement in Washington and Beijing that Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the United States in September underscores the continuing momentum in the improvement of bilateral relations since the landmark U.S.-China climate agreement reached in Beijing last November. In the months leading to President Xi's U.S. visit, however, both countries will need to work hard to create favorable conditions for a productive summit.

Get to Know Your Dragon

Kim Dramer | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

In spite of the fact that most Americans now see China as the next superpower, we know little about the Chinese. The time has come to get to know your dragon.

Decoding Xi Jinping's 'Four Comprehensives': The Decision for Discipline (and Law?)

Ryan Mitchell | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Ryan Mitchell

On February 25, China's state media began the widespread rollout of President Xi Jinping's new ideological directive. With this contribution to the ruling Communist Party's stock of guiding concepts in political philosophy, Xi has passed an important milestone.

China Cracks Down on 'Western Values' in Textbooks, but Embraces Hollywood's 'Captain America'

Mike Medavoy | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Mike Medavoy

The Cultural Revolution days of an autarkic closed information loop when the Communist Party could dictate a narrative for an isolated and impoverished society are over for China. To believe otherwise is to undermine the very links to the rest of the world that have enabled China to become the ever-more prospering world power it is today.

Why Is America's New Security Strategy to Target China?

Su Xiaohui | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Su Xiaohui

BEIJING -- Leadership is not a negative word. China does not aim at challenging the leadership of the United States. However, the problem is that the new Obama strategy is based on zero-sum mentality. America is building its security at the cost of others' security.

Why China's Leaders See Corruption as a Mortal Threat

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Daniel A. Bell

BEIJING -- Corruption in a democracy doesn't mean the political system is not democratic. In contrast, China prides itself on being a political meritocracy that selects and promotes leaders with superior ability and virtue. The value of meritocracy is central to Chinese political culture. The higher the level of political corruption, the less meritocratic the political system. Hence, the regime will lack legitimacy if its leaders are seen to be corrupt.

How Ancient Chinese Thought Applies Today

Kevin Rudd | Posted 04.06.2015 | 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.

Solve North Korea Problem by Addressing China's Interests

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

At this stage Washington has little to lose from taking China's advice on how to address Pyongyang. It is time for both the U.S. and PRC to act.

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

Yoon Young-kwan | Posted 04.04.2015 | 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.

Chinese Consumer Confidence and China's Economy in 2015

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In any country, but most of all China, anxiety is unproductive. Although the jury is still out on the Chinese government's incremental reform agenda, the people support their leader. And regard him as a force of stability.