Foreign, domestic policy blur for Beijing

  • Thu, 02/28/2013 - 20:15

The annual National People's Congress sessions that always start around the the beginning of March usually checks and approves the government’s work.

Will Xi Jingping Be the Reformer China Needs?

  • Thu, 02/28/2013 - 20:05

During the Cultural Revolution, the future paramount leader of China spent seven years in Shaanxi Province, then a remote, poverty-stricken area in the northwest.

No Exit: China Uses Passports as Political Cudgel

  • Mon, 02/25/2013 - 20:12

February 22, 2013

In Cyberspace, New Cold War

  • Mon, 02/25/2013 - 19:51

February 24, 2013

What China’s hackers get wrong about Washington

  • Mon, 02/25/2013 - 19:48

“Start asking security experts which powerful Washington institutions have been penetrated by Chinese cyberspies,” report my colleagues Craig Timberg and Ellen Nakashima, “and this is the usual answer: almost all of them.”

Turkey: Abandoning the EU for the SCO?

  • Tue, 02/19/2013 - 23:00

Recent moves suggest Turkey could make a bid for entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. It would be a mistake.


Bilateral trade between Xinjiang and Kazakhstan: challenges or opportunities?

  • Mon, 02/11/2013 - 20:41

China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region shares 5,600 km of border with eight countries, including a lengthy 1,700 km with Kazakhstan.

Re-education Revisited

  • Wed, 01/30/2013 - 20:48

How much of a reformer is China’s new leader, Xi Jinping?

Soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army attended a farewell ceremony for veterans last year.

Talking Trust With China’s Army

  • Tue, 01/15/2013 - 00:00

China will soon publish a new country map that expands its claims to disputed territories.

The Emerging 'Eastphalian' International System

  • Wed, 01/09/2013 - 00:00

In global affairs, nothing can be so hard to see as the obvious, if it is big enough. Nowhere is this truer than in the transformation of the international diplomatic and security system now underway.