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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.

China's New Silk Road Promises Prosperity Across Eurasia

Fu Ying | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Fu Ying

SINGAPORE -- By developing more arteries for connectivity, we should be able to build new blood vessels of development for disadvantaged economies in Asia's hinterlands to create prosperity and opportunities and improve the competitiveness of the whole region.

China Muscles Way Into the Indian Ocean Through Its Silk Road Link With Pakistan

Dilip Hiro | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Dilip Hiro

LONDON -- Twice in the fall of 2014, the Chinese attacked submarines docked at Sri Lanka's newly opened, $500 million Colombo South Container Terminal, built and majority-owned by the state-run China Merchant Holdings. This ran counter to the core of Xi's speech to the Indonesian parliament in October 2014 when he presented China's nationalist project as building a "maritime Silk Road" to increase trade and cultural exchanges in the sprawling region.

How China's Stock Market Volatility Undermines the Communist Party's Authority

George Chen | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
George Chen

HONG KONG -- At the very beginning of the Chinese stock market crisis in late June, many investors felt there were problems mostly related to liquidity issues. But gradually the concerns have grown to encompass more than the market itself. People have begun to talk about whether the government is capable of handling the stock market crisis, and whether this may end up as a broader crisis of governance.

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.

New Bank Launch Charts Path to Asian-Led Order

Curtis S. Chin | Posted 07.18.2015 | World
Curtis S. Chin

As did the late Lee Kuan Yew during his iron-fisted rule in guiding Singapore's success, China is now advancing an "Asian way" in this newest of multilateral lenders.

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."

Mandarins and China's Markets: When Faith Fades

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The Great China Stock Crash of 2015 may be recalled as the negative inflection point at which the faith of Chinese in their central government faded.

Russia Woos China Ahead Of BRICS Summit

Reuters | Darya Korsunskaya, Denis Pinchuk and Lidia Kelly | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

By Darya Korsunskaya, Denis Pinchuk and Lidia Kelly UFA, Russia, July 8 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his governmen...

China Stock Market Plummets As Sell-Off Continues

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a flurry of new moves Wednesday to halt a stock market slide. The result? Another big dive in share prices. The gove...

China Tries To Shore Up Sluggish Economy

AP | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some b...

Will the 13th Century Pax Mongolica Return With China's New Silk Road?

Robert Skidelsky | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Robert Skidelsky

LONDON -- Eurasia is an idea whose time, it is said, has come around again. Recent historical research has rescued the old Silk Road from historical oblivion. The late American sociologist Janet Abu-Lughod identified eight overlapping "circuits of trade" between northwest Europe and China that, under the aegis of a Pax Mongolica, flourished between the 13th and 14th centuries.

Time for China and the Philippines to Talk: Resolving the South China Sea Conundrum

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Throughout my conversations with Japanese and Vietnamese colleagues, I have repeatedly heard how much they admire the Philippines' courage to take China to the court and openly criticize its destabilizing actions. Yet, the Philippines can also draw crucial lessons from its neighbors.

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.

Former Chinese Security Chief Gets Life Sentence For Corruption

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A court sentenced China's former security chief to life in prison Thursday after convicting him of corruption in a secretly held tria...

Japan's New Defense Guidelines Encourage U.S. Confrontation with China

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Japan has always been Washington's number one Asian ally. That was demonstrated with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Washington, highlighted by a speech to Congress. Unfortunately, the relationship increases the likelihood of a confrontation between the U.S. and China.

Why the 'Asian Century' Might Actually Belong to India, Not China

Samir Saran | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Samir Saran

India's existential dilemma for the 21st century is to "stare down the dragon while embracing it."

If Xi Jinping Threw a Book Party...

PEN American Center | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
PEN American Center

This celebration of Chinese literature won't mention the 44-plus writers and journalists who are currently in prison in China, or the many more who have been harassed, threatened and forced into exile.

Wit, Wisdom and Joe Biden at USNA

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

He may not be known for his oratorical/linguistic skills, but as commencement speakers go, Joe Biden did himself proud at the U.S. Naval Academy's recent graduation and commissioning ceremonies.

Is China's Choice to Submit to the U.S. or Challenge It?

Fu Ying | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Fu Ying

Is the prevalent understanding of world order amongst Americans [that of] a world dominated by U.S. rules and power? Is it only centered on American values and interests and supported by U.S. alliances? Does that mean that, from the U.S. perspective, rising powers only have two choices: to submit or to challenge? What would you do if you were in our situation?

China's President Say Religions Must Be Free From Foreign Influence

AP | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion

BEIJING (AP) - China's president warned Wednesday that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government asks domestic religious...

India's Modi Meets Xi On China Visit Amid Warming Ties

AP | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

XI'AN, China (AP) — President Xi Jinping praised China's warming ties with India during a meeting Thursday between the leaders of Asia's rising powe...

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.

Russia Looks To China As Ties With West Fray

Reuters | Vladimir Soldatkin and Timothy Heritage | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, May 8 (Reuters) - Russia and China signed a $25 billion deal to boost Chinese lendi...