Commentary

Social Media Alone Do Not Instigate Revolutions

  • Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:00

Internet services were reportedly restored in Egypt yesterday after being completely shut down for two days. Egyptian authorities unplugged the last Internet service provider (ISP) still operating Jan. 31 amidst ongoing protests across the country.

When Hu played sumo with Obama

  • Thu, 02/03/2011 - 11:00

The recent Hu-Obama Presidential Summit in Washington was akin to two highly ranked sumo wrestlers circling each other while assessing how to edge the adversary out of the ring. 

Special Commentary: Beijing's Response to Egypt's Lotus Revolution

  • Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:00

Beijing is taking no chances regarding the possible impact that the “color revolutions” raging in North Africa and Middle East may have on China.

What's Next on China

  • Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:00

So what’s next? After finally deciding to give human rights concerns pride of place in January’s US-China summit, how should the Obama administration translate its rhetoric into policy?

China Isn't Immune to Nile Fever

  • Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:00

As growth slows and prices rise, Beijing's mandate to govern erodes.

Analysis: U.S. military says keeps up with China; Is it enough?

  • Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:00

U.S. military commanders are expressing confidence that they can hold their own in the face of faster-than-expected advances by China's military, but looming cost cuts are adding to doubts about the future of American power in the Pacific.

What would China do if the Suez Canal were closed?

  • Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:00

Despite the turmoil in Egypt, the Suez Canal is operating normally — for now. But if something happened, what would China (and more specifically, the Chinese navy) do?

Will China walk like an Egyptian?

  • Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:00

For nearly a week now, as much of the world remains riveted by the events unfolding in Egypt, China is making assiduous efforts to appear uninterested.

A State Insult with Chinese Characteristics

  • Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:00

A state banquet was scene to a triumph of sorts for a newly assertive, and more nakedly anti-American, strain in Chinese foreign policy.

Obama-Hu Summit: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

  • Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:00

Good: when President Obama said: The United States continues to support further dialogue between the government of China and the representatives of the Dalai Lama to resolve concerns and differences, including the preservation of the religious and cultural identity of the Tibetan people.

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