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The not so peaceful rise of China

Monday 16 December '13

Tactically, China’s recent moves vis-a-vis Japan are brilliant. Strategically, Beijing has lost more.
Xi’s new moves

Monday 11 November '13

But the US is underwhelmed by his call for a new great power relationship
The here and Mao

Saturday 19 October '13

Xi Jinping retrieves an obsolete prescription for a much changed party.
Rumour has it

Sunday 6 October '13

A chill descends on China’s social media
China's favourite country club

Saturday 14 September '13

G-20 places no obligations on economic, political fronts, lets Beijing’s leadership look good on a global stage
The show trial of Bo

Thursday 22 August '13

His real crime: threatening the security of colleagues in China’s Communist Party.
Beijing and the bubble

Thursday 25 July '13

China's government may be in denial about the credit crisis
Weathering Snowden

Monday 1 July '13

The drama underlines the absence of strategic trust between China and the US
Couples therapy

Wednesday 5 June '13

Their informal summit will test whether US and China can cooperate without strategic trust
Read between the LAC

Saturday 11 May '13

China’s strategy of offensive deterrence may have been behind the Ladakh stand-off
No yuan for growth

Friday 3 May '13

China's investment binge of 2009-10 is dragging down its economy
Homework for Xi

Friday 5 April '13

He needs to show Obama he is more in favour of building trust, less prone to strategic paranoia
The Beijing shuffle

Friday 15 March '13

Why the government reorganisation package is a disappointment
On the web front

Wednesday 6 March '13

As China and the US spar in cyberspace, they must set minimum rules of engagement
Smothered in Beijing

Wednesday 13 February '13

Environmental protection could unify a society tiring of both autocracy and toxic air
Swatting flies, killing tigers

Tuesday 29 January '13

Can Xi’s high-profile anti-corruption campaign really dent China’s kleptocracy?
The Tocqueville paradox

Friday 11 January '13

China is finding out that a repressive regime is most at risk when it tries to reform
Brand Xi

Tuesday 18 December '12

A month later, China’s new leader courts a new image while avoiding political change
From Hu to Xi

Wednesday 28 November '12

Can China avoid the pitfalls of leadership change in an authoritarian regime?
Why Beijing prefers Obama

Tuesday 6 November '12

Not because they love him. They fear the idea of a Romney administration


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