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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 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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.