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A New Coal Power Station the Coal Industry Won't Boast About

Bob Burton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

When the US$1.35 billion coal-fired Norochcholai Power Station is commissioned by the Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit to Sri Lanka this week, it is unlikely that the global coal industry will be waxing lyrical.

India and China Have Outgrown the West

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Shashi Tharoor

India and China both see themselves as having outgrown a world order dominated by the West. They are moving beyond traditional bromides like their joint advocacy of the "Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence," to pragmatic cooperation in the framework of the BRICS grouping. They recently came together to announce the creation of the BRICS Bank, which will be located in Shanghai and headed by an Indian.

China On Track To Develop Indian Railways As Xi Heads To South Asia

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

By Sanjeev Miglani and Ben Blanchard NEW DELHI/BEIJING, Sept 14 (Reuters) - China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in Ind...

WATCH: What Is China's Leader Thinking?

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Can the West work with China's President Xi Jinping to fight climate change and improve global prosperity? Or, is China destined to clash with the Wes...

Your House Is On Fire!

Scott Z. Burns | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
Scott Z. Burns

It is crucial that a binding and meaningful agreement is generated by this summit -- we can still avoid the worst of what climate change will mean if we face the facts -- and each other. There are solutions that need to be brought on line and scaled up now.

Xi Jinping Battles for a 'Chinese Communist Party 2.0'

Toshiya Tsugami | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Toshiya Tsugami

When Xi assumed office, people once hoped he would usher in democracy, but what actually happened was much stronger suppression of speech and greater thought control. He seems, so to speak, like a captain of a ship in distress who is hardening his resolve to deny his passengers the liberty to act on their own. In the end it is only the Chinese people who can decide which way China will go. But it is certain that the conclusion of this battle of Xi's will have an enormous effect on those of us outside China.

Matt Sheehan

China's Drug Crackdown Targets Celebs And Foreigners

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

BEIJING -- China is cracking down on drugs, and its B-list celebrities are paying the price. In recent weeks Chinese police have used raids, public co...

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

Second Thoughts in Beijing: 'We Are Still Facing a Powerful Japan'

Yanmei Xie | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Yanmei Xie

Beijing's sparring with Abe has produced underwhelming results. An international public relations blitz following Abe's Yasukuni trip -- to remind the world of Japan's past aggression and warn of resurgent militarism -- resulted not in a chorus of condemnation of Tokyo but in wariness of excessive Chinese rhetoric. Nor did harsh criticism of Abe undermine his standing at home.

China Says Its Former Security Czar Is Under Investigation

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm ...

Sino-Russian Entente Would Move the World a Step Closer to 1914

Artyom Lukin | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Artyom Lukin

The Ukraine crisis may well become a tipping point, sealing the fate of Eurasian alignments. The Western push to punish and isolate Russia is drawing Moscow closer to Beijing, which, tellingly, has taken a stance of benevolent neutrality towards the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine and its takeover of Crimea. One may suspect that, in exchange, Beijing would expect from Moscow the same kind of "benevolent neutrality" regarding its assertions in East Asia and the Western Pacific.

No Protests on the Streets of Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Freedom can be simulated, replaced by false statistics of well-being and justice, but someone always puts it to the test. That public protests on national and international issues don't happen in our territory is evidence of the lack of rights and social autonomy we endure.

China's Ties With South Korea: A Snake Wrapped Around a Rabbit?

Young-hie Kim | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Young-hie Kim

Those who are wary of the honeymoon between Korea and China say that the current bilateral relationship is like a big snake wrapped around a rabbit. It is an awful comparison. But if we are overly carried away by the closest relationship with China since Korea tied a diplomatic knot with the superpower in 1992 and fall into Xi's dream of regaining the glory of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty -- who controlled Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mongolia and other islands of the East and South China Seas -- then inter-Korean relations, Korea-U.S. ties and Korea-Japan relations will cross a bridge of no return.

China's President Reassures South Korea Over North's Nuclear Ambition

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL, July 3 (Reuters) - The leaders of South Korea and China on Thursday restated their firm opposition ...

RIMPAC 2014 and the Future of Sino-U.S. Military-to-Military Relations

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

In June 2014, the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will for the first time join the biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) -- the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise.

Are American Dreams Compatible With the China Dream?

J. Stapleton Roy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
J. Stapleton Roy

Americans and Chinese, like peoples everywhere, have dreams. China's top leader, President Xi Jinping, frequently refers to the China dream of the great renewal of the Chinese nation.

Howard Fineman

Obama Makes Rare Mention Of Tiananmen On 25th Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland, President Barack Obama eloquently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the dawn of modern democracy in...

Mr. Xi Jinping, Please Respect Tank Man's Memory!

Christophe Deloire | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Christophe Deloire

Do you remember the man who stopped a column of 17 tanks on Beijing's Avenue of Eternal Peace in June 1989, the day after the bloody crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests?

Is Xi Jinping China's New Mao-Like Strongman?

Perry Link | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Perry Link

Xi Jinping and his associates at the top levels of the Chinese government have been on the move. They have been pushing a society-wide anti-corruption campaign, targeting in particular some high-ranking rivals, and in recent weeks have been unusually aggressive with their neighbors Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, unusually harsh in their anti-U.S. rhetoric, and unusually repressive of dissident voices inside China. They have moved to re-shape the internal workings of the government to concentrate more power in personal authority at the top and less in written rules or in government bureaucracies. They have floated the idea of a new Chinese "strongman," clearly intending to suggest that Xi Jinping might be one. Mao Zedong is the best model for all of this, but Xi Jinping is no Mao, and how things will actually end up is anyone's guess.

China's President To America: Leave Asia To Asians

Arirang News | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

President Xi Jinping at an international security summit in Shanghai on Wednesday said that the problems facing Asia today should be handled by the na...

Vietnam vs. China: The Captain Who Went Down With His Ship

T. Dean Reed | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

The stationing of the giant rig by China, following President Barack Obama's trip to Asia is a challenge to the U.S. pivot to Asia, which strengthens allies Japan and the Philippines.

Xi Jinping's Excellent Adventure: A Calibrated Takeover of the South China Sea

Nayan Chanda | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Nayan Chanda

Chairman Mao's "little red book" is no longer a fashion accessory in Beijing, but China's leaders seem to be drawing inspiration from one of its aphorisms: "There is great disorder under the Heavens and the situation is excellent." Judging by the calculatedly risky steps they have taken -- like moving a gigantic drilling rig deep into Vietnam's Exclusive Economic Zone -- China seems to have concluded that, with the West preoccupied with Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, Southeast Asia divided over how to respond to its aggressive moves, and with Japan and the U.S. unsure as to how respond to North Korea's saber rattling, the situation is indeed excellent.

Tensions Between U.S., China Escalate

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried...

Crisis in the South China Sea

David W. Kearn | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
David W. Kearn

With little regard for the territorial claims of its smaller Southeast Asian neighbors or international norms like freedom of navigation in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, China's behavior is increasingly and unambiguously unilateral and assertive.

Xi and Putin Playing Dangerous Games to Mask Domestic Problems

David Paul | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Both men are taking a turn toward nationalism as they confront internal threats to their leadership. Both countries are facing a slowdown in economic growth that has been the cornerstone of popular support over the past decade, and both are seeing increasing public anger over corruption at the highest levels of government.