Commentary

China the Aggressor?

  • Thu, 09/02/2010 - 12:00

China’s recent assertiveness in the East and South China Seas and along the Sino-Indian border has prompted intense debate. Is Beijing finally showing its real irredentist colors? Is this a short-term display of nationalism as party leaders jockey for positions in the Politburo and Central Committee in 2012?

India Must Master the Great Game

  • Thu, 09/02/2010 - 12:00

Strategic tensions between Asia's rising giants, China and India, are palpably worsening. While there's enough blame for this situation to go around, much of it does lie with China. But India also needs to rethink its approach to great power rivalry in order to manage the contest sensibly.

Chess on the High Seas - Dangerous Times for U.S.-China Relations

  • Tue, 08/24/2010 - 12:00

The Obama administration's hopes that its warmer approach to Beijing would yield a more fruitful Sino-American relationship have been disappointed. Rather than adopting a more cooperative bearing, Beijing has become increasingly assertive over the past year.

The China Syndrome

  • Tue, 08/24/2010 - 12:00

China's ascension to the world's second-largest economy, surpassing Japan, has led to predictions that it will inevitably snatch the No. 1 spot from the United States.

China threat: Now you see it, now you don't

  • Wed, 08/18/2010 - 12:00

It's that time of year again; the time when the Pentagon rolls out its annual threat assessment on China. The Pentagon has been issuing these reports since 2000, pursuant to US law.

Taiwan Fails to Learn From Its Own History

  • Tue, 08/17/2010 - 12:00

The leader of China's ethnic Uyghur minority, Rebiya Kadeer, was recently banned from entering Taiwan for three years. Kadeer, a human rights advocate and spokesperson for millions of China's repressed Uyghurs, had been invited by a Taiwanese arts organization to attend screenings of The 10 Conditions of Love, a documentary about her life story.

Citizen Rights and Police Conduct

  • Mon, 08/16/2010 - 12:00

A recent incident in central China dramatizes the severe contradiction between the government’s overriding concern for maintaining social stability and the anger of increasingly rights-conscious citizens.

Is mercy coming to China?

  • Mon, 08/16/2010 - 12:00

In a surprising response to public protests, the Chinese government recently prohibited police from publicly shaming criminal suspects through such devices as parades, used most controversially for parades of prostitutes.

If Tibetans Took To The Streets For The Tibetan Language

  • Tue, 08/10/2010 - 12:00

We “ethnic minorities” took notice of thousands of Cantonese people recently taking to the streets fighting for their language, a spectacle that ended peacefully.

What Goes Around, Comes Around

  • Tue, 08/10/2010 - 12:00

Chinese leaders are increasingly worried about another revolution. The signs are ominous, for the Chinese are avid students of their own history, and how it constantly repeats itself.

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