Category Archives: China

Chinese Comrades

The insecurity underpinning Xi Jinping’s repression Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a meeting with five U.S. governors in Seattle on Tuesday. (Matt Mills Mcknight/Reuters) There are increasing, if dimly perceived, signs that internal political struggles are again occurring within … Continue reading

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Great Wall of China beyond

One of the most jarring yet subtle aspects of my experience with Mandarin Chinese was the counterintuitive use—or lack of use—of thank you (xiexie), please (qing), and other softeners like “would,” “could,” “I’m sorry,” and “excuse me” that liberally season … Continue reading

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China under stress

When a middle class arises and the struggle for survival is less of a burden, leisure time accumulates, which presses upon governments for participation from their citizens. “Xi needs popular support, but he is afraid of the public having real … Continue reading

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New Normal in China

Hard times return as China bids to bring its economic miracle to an end Beijing insists slow growth is part of a plan to bring years of explosive expansion under control. But the global slowdown may make it hard to … Continue reading

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Ambitious China

…Mr. Xi did not mention the United States by name but took an unmistakable jab at Washington, saying, “The growing trend toward a multipolar world will not change,” a reference to the Chinese view that America’s post-Cold-War role as the sole superpower is drawing to a close. Continue reading

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China cult of personality

August 13, 2014 5:12 pm America’s view of China is fogged by liberal ideas By Christopher Layne The spiral of animosity is largely a creation of American policy, writes Christopher Layne Do the events that led to the outbreak of … Continue reading

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Chinese Consumption

@RiskAdjustedReturnChina’s Global Ranking: • Economic: Nominal GDP (2) PPP GDP (2) Net Investment Position (1) Labour Force (1) Gross Savings (1) Total Investment (1) Manufacturing (1) Household Consumption (3) Trade (1) Exports (1) Imports (2) Annual FDI (2) Total FDI … Continue reading

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Chinese Military Culture

As budgets soar, China still fears its military isn’t growing fast enough     When China looks at its own army, it is often with fears that it is not big enough and is lacking in competence and modernization.           … Continue reading

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Global China

Why China’s Farms Are Failing

The country’s environmental problems threaten the food production system for over a billion people. Continue reading

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Life in China

U.S., China can forge a more cooperative relationship By Yang Jiechi, Published: July 8 Yang Jiechi is a state counselor of the People’s Republic of China. www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-china-can-forge-a-more-cooperative-relationship/2013/07/08/937cc7a6-e5c6-11e2-aef3-339619eab080_story.html Universities Face a Rising Barrage of Cyberattacks Andy Manis for The New York … Continue reading

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