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China’s Annual Party Conclave Goes Modest

The National People’s Congress fortnight-long meeting which began Monday in Beijing, is normally a backslapping affair during which the 3,000 delegates, arriving in luxury cars, flashing their Rolex watches and...
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Asia Shares a WWII Hangover with Ukraine

The Russian invasion of part of Ukraine is surely contrary to all international rules and norms. But it is also a reminder that the supposed inviolability of international borders as established after the Secon...
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China’s Annual Government Conclave Set for This Week

China gets its annual two-week dual conclave off the ground Monday with 3,000 delegates in Beijing for what is being called the most important such meeting in recent memory. The concurrent meeting of the Nation...
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China Moves to End Its Codependency with US

Once again, all eyes are on China. Emerging markets are being battered in early 2014 as perceptions of resilience have given way to fears of vulnerability. And handwringing over China is one of the major reason...
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A New French–US Security Framework

On Monday, US President Barack Obama greeted French President François Hollande in Washington, DC, before making the short trip to Monticello, located outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, home to Thomas Jeffer...
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China in the Year of the Horse

Across parts of Asia and in many communities around the globe, Jan. 31 marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year – the year of the horse. As friends and families celebrate, and communities come together to p...
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Is Xi Jinping China’s Brezhnev?

Is President Xi Jinping destined to become a Chinese version of the former Soviet boss, Leonid Brezhnev? If so, history may look back on January 2014 as Xi’s “Brezhnev moment.” In 1964, Nikita Khrushchev, th...
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How Serious is Xi Jinping’s Corruption Campaign?

The revelations by the Washington, DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists over massive wealth accrued offshore by relatives of top Chinese officials raise interesting questions for Presi...
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China’s Neighborhood Bullying Increases

If anyone had any doubts about China’s aggressive attitudes towards its neighbors, they should be swept away by the Hainan provincial government’s demand that foreign fishing vessels must get its permission to ...