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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...

Allies: Why Japan, Rather Than Israel, Should Be the New Britain

William Bradley | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Tom Nagorski | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

Philanthropist and investor George Soros warned Thursday that ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in Myanmar, a country to which Soros has devoted more than two decades of attention and philanthropy.

China's Opening to Russia

Dina Badie | Posted 06.25.2015 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 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.

America's China Consensus Slowly Unravels

Hugh White | Posted 06.20.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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.