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China Obliged by Its 'Internet Sovereignty' Policy to Aid U.S. Against North Korea

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

China's leaders need to look hard at the "Chinese Dream" they are trying to realize for their country and decide if that dream rests more on cooperation at this defining moment with the world's other largest economy, the United States, or on an absurd and outdated allegiance to the bizarre and historically obsolete feudal regime of the Kim family in Pyongyang.

Chinese Enthusiasm and American Cynicism Over the 'New Type of Great Power Relations'

Cheng Li and Lucy Xu | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Cheng Li and Lucy Xu

As China-watchers were quick to realize, President Obama did not even once mention the "New Type of Great Power Relations" on his recent trip to Beijing. Why is China so keen on a "New Type of Great Power Relations" and on creating perceptions of endorsement by Obama? And why is the U.S. reluctant to adopt it? What are the reasons behind such contrasting views -- Chinese enthusiasm and American cynicism -- towards this seemingly benign concept?

Here Is Xi's China. Get Used to It.

Arthur Kroeber | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Arthur Kroeber

The prevailing mood among China-watchers in 2014 was one of anxiety and skepticism. The year began in the shadow of Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas. Economic concerns quickly took over: by February the property market seemed on the verge of an epic collapse thanks to the previous year's sharp monetary tightening. At midyear the worry was that an endless anti-corruption campaign had caused government sclerosis, making it impossible to get anything done. And by October, as the Communist Party held its law-focused Fourth Plenum, many bemoaned both the lack of evident progress on the economic reforms outlined at the prior year's Third Plenum and the Party's unwillingness to let its power be constrained by Western-style rule of law.

How the 'Internet with Chinese Characteristics' Is Rupturing the Web

Amy Chang | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Amy Chang

China's push for Internet sovereignty gained momentum abroad after Edward Snowden released information about U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs. Capitalizing on the anti-U.S. sentiment in other authoritarian countries like Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, China wooed developing countries with growing online populations to consider the benefits of control of the Internet.

Cyber Sovereignty Must Rule Global Internet

Lu Wei | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Lu Wei

The success of the Internet in China over the past 20 years shows that successful foreign companies in China respect China's market environment and abide by China's law and regulations. U.S. companies operating in China show that those who respect the Chinese law can seize the opportunity of China' s Internet innovation and create immense value, while those who chose opposition stand will be isolated by themselves and finally abandoned by the Chinese market.

China Holds First National Memorial For War Massacre

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | World

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Dec 13(Reuters) - China and Japan should set aside hatred and not allow the minority who led Japan to war to...

10 Lessons From the Hong Kong Protests

Han Zhu | Posted 12.12.2014 | World
Han Zhu

SHANGHAI -- The "umbrella revolution" has come to an end. Post-occupied Hong Kong braces for an uncertain future. While pessimists predict nothing but doom and gloom, optimists, with good reason, believe that valuable lessons could be drawn from the "Occupy Central" fiasco and Hong Kong could come out stronger.

Chinese Nobel Laureate Urges Support For Dissidents In Rare Message From Jail

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has told an overseas friend that he is relatively healthy and wants the worl...

China Arrests Ex-Security Chief For Leaking Secrets, Corruption

Reuters | By IAN MADER and DIDI TANG | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities arrested the once-feared ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang and launched a criminal investigation Saturday on charge...

China's Internet Chief To U.S.: We Need Mutual Governance Of The Internet

China Daily | Chen Weihua | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

While the China-US working group on cyber security has been suspended following the US decision in May to indict five People's Liberation Army officer...

Which of These Three Chinese Will Time Pick for Person of the Year?

George Chen | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
George Chen

The three picks by Time reflect the very different thinking and ideology of Chinese society, which is generally getting more divided rather than united under Xi's leadership. People just choose to believe in different things -- money, power or the long-awaited "Chinese dream" by some and, perhaps the entire nation, for freedom.

Is America Ready for China as an 'Equal Brother?'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

The WorldPost has obtained exclusive permission to publish a dialogue between Henry Kissinger and Fu Ying, which took place during a recent visit she made to the United States. Its candor and tone offer valuable insights into the thinking of these two important figures on the foreign policy of their countries. Fu Ying -- who was referred to as the "iron lady" during her time as China's ambassador to the U.K. -- is now the powerful chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress of China. Henry Kissinger is one of America's leading strategists and a former U.S. secretary of state.

It's Time for the Rule of Law in China

Xin Chunying | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Xin Chunying

In the political arena in China at this moment, "the rule of law" is the most fashionable topic. The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China which was held from Oct. 20 to 23 adopted the decision on major issues concerning comprehensively advancing rule of law in China. For the first time, the ruling party of China dedicated an entire plenary session to such a topic.

How China Made Its Climate Change Decision, and Why It Will Stick

Kerry Brown | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Kerry Brown

The leadership in Beijing does not share skepticism about the human role in climate change beloved of some important constituencies in the U.S., Australia and the EU. It has been able to unify decision makers within the vast bureaucratic machine domestically. This is at least one area where the top-down, centralized structures of the People's Republic prove helpful in significantly redirecting policy.

Behind the Handshakes, Military Tensions Are Rising Between China and Its Neighbors

Peter Mellgard | Posted 11.13.2014 | World
Peter Mellgard

The president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, became the second of two close American allies (after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe) to shake hands with President Xi Jinping of China this week. Xi and Aquino shared promises to constructively manage tensions in the South China Sea, a promising step forward after several years of maritime incursions into territory both countries claim as their own.

China Unveils Sophisticated New Stealth Fighter Jet

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

By Fang Yan and Megha Rajagopalan ZHUHAI/BEIJING, Nov 11 (Reuters) - China unveiled a sophisticated new stealth fighter jet at an air show on Tuesd...

China Seeks Foreign Help To Hunt Down Corrupt Officials

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's graft busters want foreign help in their "fox hunt" for corrupt officials who have fled the country and stashed their ill-got...

Brzezinski: Obama Should Seek 'New Opening To China' To Balance Putin's Russia

Politico | Michael Hirsh | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

At 85, Zbigniew Brzezinski is still the Democratic Party’s best answer to Henry Kissinger. As a global strategist, he has a well-deserved reputation...

A New Balance of Power in Asia: Japan and U.S.; China and Russia; India and ASEAN

Chen Xiangyang | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Chen Xiangyang

When he initiated the Asia-Pacific rebalance, U.S. President Barack Obama staked all his international strategic capital on that cast of dice. The move, however, only ended up in the birth of more imbalances in the world, which forced the U.S. to scurry between one hotspot after another.

What Political Reform Looks Like in China

Keping Yu | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Keping Yu

If you look at Chinese politics over the last 30 plus years solely from the perspective of multi-party competition, general elections and the separation of the powers, you could well conclude that nothing has changed. However, from a governance perspective, you will discover that Chinese political life has undergone tremendous changes during that time. There is a clear direction here: from unity to diversity, from centralization to decentralization of power, from the rule of man to the rule of law, from being closed to being open, and from regulatory government to service-oriented government.

Beijing Bans Halloween Costumes On Subway

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

BEIJING, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Beijing police have warned people they face arrest for wearing Halloween fancy dress on the subway as it may cause crowd...

How Far Women in China Have Come -- And How Far They Still Have to Go

Lijia Zhang | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Lijia Zhang

My grandmother was a prostitute-turned concubine, my mother a frustrated factory worker, and myself a rocket-factory-girl-turned-international-writer. The stories of three generations of women in my family illustrate the changing role of women in contemporary Chinese society.

China May Punish Hong Kong Over Protests, Ex-Central Bank Chief Warns

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

By Clare Jim HONG KONG, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A member of China's central bank's advisory body warned on Wednesday that Beijing wi...

Journalists Manhandled In Hong Kong

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.27.2014 | Media

Three journalists were manhandled with varying degrees of severity amid the ongoing "Occupy Central" movement in Hong Kong, Reuters reported on Saturd...

China Rebuffs U.N. Call For Hong Kong Political Reform

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - China rebuffed a U.N. call for full political rights for Hong Kong on Friday, saying that an international covenant on s...