China: China News & Chinese Current Events | Asian Current Events
China: China News & Chinese Current Events | Asian Current Events

 

In the 1920s, Japan began to translate its growing economic might into formidable military power. Substitute communist China for imperial Japan, and the same thing is now occurring in the Pacific region

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You may have heard that China just became the third nation to land a spacecraft on the moon, a momentous achievement overshadowed only by the country's other recent accomplishment: Turning a lung-smothering smog problem into a smogpportunity

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The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the largest feat of engineering between the Himalayas and the edge of the East Asian landmass. China's epic construction project is now the template for an even more grandiose water scheme

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  • Most Chinese simply aren't happy with the status quo. Even rich people no longer trust the government. How long can the Communist government survive in this atmosphere of withering public discontent? Is Taiwan growing to be a powerful democratic role model?

  • Hardly a day goes by without America-bashers accusing the U.S. of 'imperialism' or 'interventionism.' Meanwhile, China is largely exempt from that sort of criticism from the same crowd. If only they'd listen to a few of the other voices

  • The significance of the shift from Europe to the Pacific is overrated, since Europe is much richer and more important to the American economy than China or any other Asian nation other than Japan. The US could in fact do well with a movement toward isolationism

  • The most interesting thing about China's new President Xi Jinping's first official trip to Latin America was that he did not visit Cuba, Venezuela or any other of China's political allies in the region - which would have received a huge propaganda boost

  • Nicaragua's $40 billion deal with a Chinese company to build a trans-oceanic waterway that will compete with the Panama Canal will either be Latin America's most important economic project in more than a century or the biggest government scam in the region's history

  • In 2012, China became the world's champion saver with a gross national savings amounting to 53 per cent of GDP. More than half of the nation's savings are accumulated by the corporate sector and government but that still leaves a very high rate of household savings

  • China's working-age population reached a peak in 2010 at 70 per cent of the total population. The peak moment of enjoying the Chinese demographic dividend -- when the ratio of working-age people to dependents is highest -- has passed

  • The key to China's acceptance in Africa has been its strictly businesslike approach: economic investment without political engagement. Yet there is some evidence that Chinese companies are beginning to wear out their welcome on the continent

  • China's activities in Africa have long been a target of criticism. Its support of controversial leaders and massive hunger for resources have led some to question its intentions. Changing that perception has been a key point for Chinese President Xi Jinping

  • China is earnestly striving to become a respected world power, one that finally surpasses the United States. The day could conceivably come. But its biggest problem right now is the nation's 'soft power.' China appears to have very few true friends in the world

  • The move to ban certain ads is another in a line of efforts by Chinese authorities to root out corruption, something the Chinese Communist Party has publicly acknowledged as a life or death struggle

  • China’s relations with North Korea have deteriorated, and could further worsen should the North carry out its nuclear test. It is believed China would respond to a third nuclear test with economic, political and military measures

  • Several Chinese economists were optimistic about China's economy in 2013. They forecast a growth rate of 8 to 8.5 percent, somewhat better than last year's rate

  • The publication of this book in Chinese in Hong Kong was a major event with a political and historical significance that should increase with the appearance of the English-language version

  • The way the Chinese government is behaving right now, you'd almost think it had converted to democracy. Half a dozen times in recent weeks, government officials have backed down in the face of angry citizen protests

  • Political meritocracy has been largely eclipsed from political theorizing, but there are important reasons for reviving and reinterpreting this political ideal, particularly in a Chinese context

  • Predictions about the collapse of China's political system have been constantly repeated since the suppression of the pro-democracy uprisings in 1989. But the system didn't collapse then, and it won't collapse now

  • Realizing the dangers of Chinese monopoly, countries have started collaborating in Rare Earth Elements, while North America countries plan to increase investments

  • For the badminton purists, there couldn't have been a much more entertaining match than between China's defending champion Lin Dan and his fearsome rival from Malaysia Lee Chong Wei

  • Destinee Hooker scored 22 points to lead the No. 1 U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team to victory over No. 3 China in a battle of unbeaten Olympic Games Pool B

  • Producing feed for 500 million pigs is no mean feat and China's agricultural sector is already operating at its limits. As a result China has been forced to look abroad for its animal feed, in particular for soya beans

  • It seems North Korea has finally gone too far -- even for China, its patron state and only true friend. For the first time, Chinese leaders seem to be taking modest steps intended to punish their southern neighbor for threatening to conduct a third nuclear-weapons test

  • Aircraft carriers can do some unique things, and the Chinese navy will gain these capabilities with the addition of the Liaoning. China's naval skeptics are right to point out, however, that aircraft carriers have many inherent vulnerabilities

  • Freezing rain has affected power supply to more than 10,000 households in Nanping City in east China's Fujian Province, according to the Nanping Bureau of the State Grid Corporation of China

  • Dambisa Moyo is an economist and the award-winning author of 'Dead Aid.' Her latest work is 'Winner Take All.' She was interviewed by Dawn Nakagawa of the Berggruen Institute on Governance

  • Wen Jiabao's term as Premier of China will, most commentators presume, come to an end over the next six months as he loses his party and government positions

  • The Chinese government is facing a dilemma between balancing price growth and easing monetary policy to support the slowing economy as the latest government data shows inflation increased

  • While China's desire for economic prosperity in Xinjiang may be achievable, it has not seemingly found any solution to the sense of alienation felt by the local Uighurs

  • Control over the South China Sea is more than just a practical matter and goes to the center of China's foreign policy dilemma: how to assert its maritime claims while maintaining a non-confrontational foreign policy

  • China's Wu Mingxia keeps coming to the Olympic Games with monotonous regularity and nonchalantly walking away with the diving gold every time

  • A clean China is a long way off, but the government has recognised that pollution imposes real and growing costs on the economy

  • Every president since JFK has tried to learn from what happened back then. Today, it can help policymakers understand what to do -- and what not to do -- about Iran, North Korea, China, and presidential decision-making in general

  • Because of outsourcing, inequality is ballooning in China

  • Despite the unifying power of the monarchy, Thailand remains bedeviled by political tensions and ethnic unrest. These may eventually determine the country's relations with the United States and China

  • Both countries are determined to keep the Scarborough Shoals within their territorial waters. But if China deployed force to stake its claim, the Philippines' armed forces would, in their current state, offer little resistance

  • As part of its efforts to boost its presence within Southeast Asia, the United States has decided to reaffirm its military support for the Philippines. Yet this will not come at the price of heightening tensions with China

  • North Korea's recent failed launch of a rocket catapulted the isolated country back onto the global agenda. While questions remain over the exact timing and motivation for the launch, it is likely to test the patience of China

  • The highly publicized dispute between China and the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal has become yet another reminder of the ongoing tensions in the South China Sea

  • India has been reluctant to devise a strategy based on hard power. This helps to explain India's growing consciousness of its soft power - the aspects of Indian society, culture and political values that the world finds attractive

  • Common humanity is what Chen's activism has been about. The kind of humanity that can only be promoted by civic freedoms

  • China's economic ties with Uzbekistan are growing thanks, in part, to their shared disregard for human rights

  • Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador in a fresh dispute over East China Sea's remote chain of islands, which believed to have vast reserves of oil and gas resources

  • China has turned to its history to cement its new place in the world in the hope of softening China's international image

  • Attempts at fostering greater regional cooperation across Northeast Asia are likely to remain compromised by entrenched political elites and nationalist sentiment for the foreseeable future. This suggests that the 'idea' of regional cooperation is more viable than the development of working institutions

  • Are China, Japan and South Korea 'locked in' to a traditional balance of power dynamic, or does another future path exist?

  • Although it was no secret that China had been gobbling up strategically important resources in emerging markets, people wondered how a country that had not contributed to Afghanistan's transformation could now reap its mineral benefits

  • Even before forces begin leaving Afghanistan, predator nations are pouring lavish praise and buckets full of cash on Afghan leaders, trying to win access to the nation's vast natural resources

  • China is making the ridiculous assertion that it controls virtually all of the seas from Korea all the way down to Malaysia and Brunei

  • Asia is currently in the middle of an unprecedented arms race that is sharpening tensions in the region and competing with efforts to address poverty and growing inequality

  • China is facing a product-quality scandal once again, another in a seemingly endless string

  • In seemingly yet another attempt to emphasise the benign nature of China's rise, the Information Office of the State Council released a white paper entitled 'China's Peaceful Development'

  • Imagine that there's a country exactly like the United States. Exactly the same size. It's got the same cities. It's got the same number of rich people and poor people. It's just like us. And now add 1 billion peasants. That's China

  • An unidentified Tibetan monk set himself on fire at the Boudhanath stupa, a religious site on the outskirts of Kathmandu that is heavily populated by Tibetan immigrants

  • Brazil has been able to avoid a major setback from the global financial crisis, due largely to its burgeoning trade relationship with China

  • Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh agreed to establish a regular bilateral strategic economic dialogue mechanism during Wen's visit to India last December, and the first one-day meeting of the China-India Strategic Economic Dialogue was held in Beijing on 26 September

  • China's development of a space station is not only for the purpose of scientific experimentation but also to showcase its technological and economic strength

  • In recent years, a new threat has emerged: the mafia state. Across the globe, criminals have penetrated governments to an unprecedented degree

  • A recession in the world's third-largest economy (Europe) combined with the current slowdown in the world's second-largest (China), spells trouble for the world's largest -- the United States

  • The United States does not intend to desert Asia at a time when China's power is growing

  • This is an opportunity to review Washington's strategy is in Korea and how the countries around North Korea (China, Russia, South Korea and Japan) view the region

  • Zimbabwe's ruling party is attempting to ensure its continued dominance ahead of a presidential election

  • Lodged between Russia and China, Mongolia is looking to Japan to play the role of its 'third neighbor'

  • As Mars looms within reach and China ramps up its space program, the United States is turning its back on the stars through stinginess and partisan bickering

  • Wages in China are rising faster than expected, leading multinational firms to move their manufacturing plants to Mexico and other countries closer to the U.S. market

  • Regionalists need a reminder that development doesn't end politics and that contemporary Latin America has its own power dynamics

  • Will Asia's growing economic power be accompanied by a similar rise in its military power? This is a key question for today's policy-makers searching for signs of a shift in the world's military balance

  • When the Seychelles announced the invitation for China to set up a military presence, Indian, American and Taiwanese policy analysts wrote that this was further evidence of a 'string of pearls' strategy to encircle India with naval bases leased by China

  • If Chinese currency gains international dominance, the U.S. economy might benefit

  • Asia has one of the largest concentrations globally of aging persons, creating a host of potential challenges

  • If you want to copy China because its authoritarian capitalism is better than our democratic capitalism, it seems pretty obvious that what you envy is the authoritarianism

  • The capture of Chinese construction workers by rebels in Sudan has presented China with an opportunity to flex its muscles and show it not so shy to use military force to protect its citizens abroad

  • China has announced an ambitious five-year plan that includes the launch of space laboratories, a manned spaceship to the moon and the creation of its own global satellite navigation system that will almost certainly be used for military purposes

  • Europe and the United States will have a lot of pull on China's 2012 economic and stock-market fate. There's little Chinese officials can do about that. But domestically, officials appear to have orchestrated a soft landing

  • According to a growing chorus of pundits and economists, China -- already the world's most prolific exporter, largest sovereign creditor, and second-largest economy -- will someday soon provide the world's reserve currency

  • Is a superpower confrontation over the Falkland islands a real possibility?

  • Exchange-traded funds that track China had been high-flyers over the past few years. This year has been a different story, featuring a double-digit percentage drop that has now run into a mild late-year bounce

  • The Chinese economy continues to grow at a fast pace. But signs of distress lurk just below the surface

  • Right now, China is obsessed with the Occupy Wall Street movement, deathly afraid that it will spread there

  • China currently is at the center of long-term Washington policy and of its military preoccupations particularly. Today, the United States may still be the world's leading military and economic power, but in both respects the fiery Chinese dragon's breath is felt and feared, with implications being debated. However, the fear is misplaced.

  • There's plenty of blame being thrown around Washington between Democrats and Republicans. But conveniently for both parties gearing up for election mode, there's also a scapegoat outside the American political system: China

  • The U.S. government should not respond to China's allegedly undervalued renminbi by raising taxes on Americans who buy imports. The lower the value of the renminbi the wealthier it makes Americans

  • China has cut its holdings of United States debt in response to Standard & Poor's downgrading of the credit of the U.S. government

  • The composition of the Indian delegation to the ongoing Strategic Economic Dialogue is suggestive that issues such as telecom, water, infrastructural development and railways are being discussed on a priority basis

  • President Hugo Chavez has long desired to minimize his country's economic dependence on the United States, and since China's huge and growing energy demands have resulted in expanded business with Venezuela, he may very well get his wish

  • The appearance of the new Japanese leader already attracted the attention of neighboring countries. China has viewed the appointment of Japan's new premier with more anxiety than enthusiasm, given Yoshihiko Noda's conservative views

  • The people accept the autocratic Communist Party with its corruption and minimal public participation, and the regime delivers improvement in the economic standard of living. But that social contract is now at risk, as China is on an unsustainable economic path

  • Recent months have witnessed renewed tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea. In response to China's encroaching military maneuvers and the country's designation of the whole area as part of its indisputable sovereignty, several South East Asian countries have found themselves dangerously vulnerable

  • The United States and China are likely to find themselves competing for access to Middle East oil as China's booming economy demands increasing amounts of energy and the U.S. becomes increasingly reliant on the region for its petroleum, experts said

  • China has been taking the code of Western corporations -- 'ye who enter the marketplace, abandon all ethics' -- to the next level

  • After a decade of record Latin American exports to China, which helped the region grow significantly despite the recent global recession, there are signs that the honeymoon may be coming to an end

  • China's alliance with North Korea seems like a Cold War relic with little reason for persisting. However, Beijing's continued support for Pyongyang is not rooted in shared ideology or past cooperation nearly as much as in China's own security calculations

  • We have lived in the post-Cold War world since 1991. The post-Cold War world had two phases. The first lasted from Dec. 31, 1991, until Sept. 11, 2001. The second lasted from 9/11 until now. We are now entering a new period

  • The global financial crisis has slowly yielded to a global unemployment crisis. This unemployment crisis will give way to a political crisis. The crisis involves all three of the major pillars of the global system -- Europe, China and the United States

  • As China's Communist Party leaders step up their efforts to fight corruption, a rapidly developing district in Guangzhou is one of the areas that has been chosen to lead the way. Soon, officials will be required to disclose a wide range of financial details

  • Greece and China are perhaps like David and Goliath when it comes to economic strength. But there's no animosity between the two countries - this David is after help. The Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is on a five-day state visit to the world's second largest economy

  • The recent Russia - China presidential summit in Moscow yielded a clear message. Both governments want a comprehensive relationship, but they want one that is practical and based on common interests. Shop-worn Cold War ideology has nothing to do with it

  • The Asian 'little Tigers' -- Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Macau -- have small families. In one ranking of total fertility rates, these places are at the bottom, with rates of 1.25 or below. The consequences of this are stark

  • China has become the world's workshop and Europe has an insatiable appetite for its exports. Most now arrive on giant container ships. But as ports become clogged and delivery times critical, China is once again looking to the old land routes across Asia

  • A silver and white Bullet train rolled out of Beijing on its maiden journey. It was a proud moment for China, the inauguration of the world's longest high-speed rail line, running from the north to south of China, from Beijing to Guangzhou

  • With its soft-power overtures, China has tried to expand its influence without disquieting its neighbors and trade partners. But through its hard-power posturing, China has achieved the exact opposite

  • After Chinese teen sensation, 16-year-old Ye Shiwen shattered the record in the women's 400m individual medley, shaving off more than a second, global media started raising suspicions

  • It is a time of tension in East Asia with growing nationalism, territorial claims between Japan and its neighbours and the persistent challenge of a nuclear North Korea

  • Angelica Cheung, the founding editor of Vogue China -- launched eight years ago to instant acclaim and catering to an increasingly sophisticated market of affluent, stylish women -- talks to Libby Powell on how the West has got Chinese fashion wrong

  • A fundamental question is how China's model of economic activity in Africa differs from the approach of Western countries, and whether Africa is better off for it

  • The conflict in the South China Sea may be long running, but there are several reasons why it has become much more dangerous. There can be little doubt that President Obama in his second term will find the South China Sea one of the hottest issues in East Asia

  • China's troubles at home are daunting -- economic, political, social. And as the government transition approaches, all of it seems to be coming to a head

  • The slowdown of the Chinese economy is pushing the world towards a new crisis. A hard landing in China could expose a large number of countries to unforeseen consequences and dash hopes of a global recovery

  • China is likely to increasingly display unilateral tendencies. This is commensurate not only with China's growing power but also with the relative decline of the United States

  • As the world struggles to deal with its two largest foreign-affairs dilemmas, Syria and Iran, resolutely standing in the way are the BRICs

  • The gestation period of 3-5 years to implement this tourism project gives China sufficient time to complete several projects linked to Tibet that improve connectivity, trade and commerce

  • China and the United States compete for influence in the Persian Gulf, but they also have overlapping interests in the region

  • Center Chen Nan asserted her might in the paint, scoring 28 points and grabbing 10 boards, to lead China to an impressive 83-58 drubbing of Croatia

  • China's interest in Latin America is a fairly new phenomenon that has developed with the past decade. Since April 2000, commercial ties between the two regions broadened and deepened

  • China's dominance of the global rare earths market continues to impact on the economic and strategic calculations of a host of Western consumers

  • China is preparing to usher in a new generation of leaders. Just don't expect too much in the way of change

  • China's growing regional presence – not to mention its territorial claims – is prompting many Southeast Asian states to reinvigorate their ties with the United States

  • In the light of the US rebalancing strategy in the Asia-Pacific, the Indian dilemma is how to boost its relationship with the US that can provide an impetus to its economy and defence capability building without antagonising China

  • Unless the Central Asian states, China, India, Iran, Pakistan and Russia jointly contribute towards ensuring stability, Afghanistan is likely to fall to the Taliban again or even break up

  • Historical memory and the possible 'Finlandization' of the peninsula may enhance prospects for Korean reunification

  • China forcibly practices population containment nationwide. The exception is China's wealthy, who can have as many children as they like, if they are willing to pay a fine

  • Events suggest that the long-overdue crisis of China's Communist Party has arrived. China's crisis, as I have argued in the past, is that of political legitimacy

  • The issue of Chen Guangcheng will require much time and many rounds of negotiations so that neither China nor the US 'lose face'

  • Author of controversial cyber espionage bill says it would let U.S. stop predators, not spy on its own

  • Taiwan again defied China's concerns and claimed to have made progress on a multi-billion dollar arms deal with the United States

  • Want to know what it's like to be a Chinese leader today? They spend their days arrayed before a dyke, desperately sticking fingers in leaks that keep springing

  • The market economy model invented and practiced by the West is no longer working. China is the dominant country in the eastern camp in such discussions. So what has caused such anxiety in the West?

  • The Kachin could shape Myanmar's ability to secure international investment and its relationship with China

  • China is making it way through the Balkans, amidst the economic crisis in Europe.

  • The number one priority in U.S. policy toward China should be working to address the trust deficit while ensuring that we remain deeply engaged with our allies

  • With its export-dependent economy faltering, and with limited military options, China must pursue a strategy of neutralizing the United States politically

  • Chinese cyberattacks are stealing priceless intellectual property and crucial military secrets from companies and governments around the globe

  • Almost the entire world wants to see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thrown out of office -- every nation save for Russia, China and a few other states like India that revel in being contrary

  • While the details are unclear, China has reason to invest in Rason. North Korea is eager to accept the investment because economic uncertainty during a time of transition could be catastrophic for the new regime

  • Supporters claim that the President has established a foreign policy vision for the next century. Sceptics point out that there is more political spin than substance to the Obama Asia pivot

  • China's increasing maritime assertiveness is bringing Manila and Washington closer

  • More than ever, North Korea will likely turn to China as its primary provider of food, money and material resources

  • The United States' central challenge over the next several decades is to revitalize itself, while promoting a larger West and buttressing a complex balance in the East that can accommodate China's rising global status

  • 2011 witnessed India's firm responses to bilateral issues and China's appreciation of the Indian position, thus providing a positive momentum to India-China relations

  • What is at stake between China and the United States? We are on the opposite sides of the world with next to nothing to fight about. Industrial domination of the world? What does that actually mean, and what is it worth? Bragging rights about who is top nation? That's what Washington seems to care about

  • Only the United States seems to have an affinity for protecting tiny, vulnerable countries. Israelis, anti-communist Chinese, Kurds, Greeks and Armenians have a few things in common. They have relatively small populations, aggressive neighbors, few strong allies, many expatriates and refugees in the United States, and a tragic history of persecution and genocide

  • China's commerce ministry says its exports face 'severe challenges' because of economic problems in its key Western markets

  • China is emerging as the leading economic force in Burma, and the Burmese are starting to get uncomfortable

  • By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa

  • China's interference in markets to limit its currency appreciation is under increasing fire from US politicians who claim that the policy is costing American jobs. But several recent studies indicate that changing China's currency policies alone would not necessarily benefit the US economy or its workers

  • Although China has made remarkable economic progress over the past few decades, its citizens' health has not improved as much. A look at China's disease burden also reveals a worrisome picture

  • Libya may have to turn to Asian countries such as China and India for long term financial help as also for construction and white collar workers

  • The South China Sea issue and China's position on it have become subjects of much deliberation, especially since the ASEAN Regional Forum Meeting at Hanoi last July. It is generally believed that the South China Sea will emerge as the hot-spot of conflict in the coming years. Here's why

  • Over the last few years, use of China's currency for international trade has been growing steadily. Some argue this is the start of a journey that will see the renminbi displace the dollar and become the international reserve currency within a decade. This column asks whether such prophecies are realistic by looking at how other international currencies established themselves

  • Afghanistan's war enters its second decade with the Taliban emboldened and the United States enfeebled. But the power-play between Pakistan, India and China is also now central to an assessment of what comes next

  • Officials of the Chinese city of Chonqqing ordered the closure on Monday of 13 Wal-Mart stores for 15 days because of mislabeling of pork. The world's largest retailer had advertised the meat as organic

  • The world's biggest consumer of iron ore raw material, China, launched its own iron ore price index in an effort to have a greater say in global pricing

  • The eyes of the world were turned to the fishing village of Wukan in Guangdong province. Angered by illegal land grabs, the villagers drove out local officials and Communist Party chiefs and faced down a police siege

  • The era of the Fourth Generation of Chinese Communist Party leadership is coming to an end

  • Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said the Philippines won't go to war with China over the ongoing territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea

  • Some 4,500 American troops and 2,300 Filipino troops will conduct war games in the Philippines as part of an annual drill while Manila is embroiled in a territorial dispute with China

  • Asia is spending more on the military and selling more weapons to the world

  • Why should anyone believe that catering to the interests of U.S. corporations located in or returning from China will make American workers any better off?

  • How to deal with North Korean refugees is currently one of the hottest issues in China and South Korea's bilateral relationship

  • India and Japan have had their historical ups and downs. Now, wariness of China and common interests in the Asia-Pacific region are bringing Japan and India together

  • The debate over how to reform China's pension fund system has intensified with rumors that locally managed funds would soon be allowed to invest in the stock market. However, such a plan would carry significant risks

  • Chinese consumers saw inflation ease a bit in August after the inflation rate reached a three-year high in July, according to the National Statistics Bureau

  • The world's second largest economy edged up its economic growth forecast to 10.4 percent from the earlier projected 10.3 percent

  • Credit-rating agency Fitch warned it might downgrade China's credit rating within the next two years because of bad debts held by local governments could lead to systemic stress

  • The financial breakdown gripping most global economies today might have little effect or perhaps none at all to China's wealthiest

  • The global economic crisis has turned out to be little more than a pothole on the road of China's economic growth. Most economists continue to predict rapid growth for the country well into the future. However, these predictions are at once cautious about the near future and optimistic about the distant future. By coincidence or design, they are moderated extrapolations of current trends

  • British scholars Rosemary Foot and Andrew Walter put U.S. - Chinese relations into a global context. Rejecting the realist assumption that norms do not matter, Foot and Walter try to identify the factors that shape Chinese and U.S. behavioral consistency (or lack thereof) with global norms

  • China has the right to be critical of American economic behavior. But China should also be looking more carefully at its own economic challenges.

  • China's first ever -- and still unfinished -- aircraft carrier completed its maiden trial voyage. The shakedown cruise marks a genuine milestone for China. But for the United States, which remains the world's strongest naval power, it's little more than a reminder that the People's Liberation Army, China's military arm, could pose greater challenges down the road

  • China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest consumer market for PCs. During the second quarter, global PC sales saw China take a 22 percent share of the market while the U.S. took a 21 percent share

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is making another push to restart nuclear disarmament talks in the hopes of getting aid for his impoverished country

  • Just weeks after China confirmed that it was secretly building its first-ever aircraft carrier, the Defense Ministry on Wednesday announced that its carrier is ready to start its inaugural sea trial

  • China's inflation rate rose to a 3-year high in July, which was higher than expected despite government efforts to control price increases

  • China's exports increased in July causing its trade surplus to surge 41 percent to $31.5 billion compared to a trade surplus of $22.3 billion in June

  • Joseph Stiglitz is quite upbeat about Latin America, Asia and other emerging economies when I interviewed him extensively about the possibility of a new world recession

  • The current economic crisis is best understood as a crisis of political economy. Moreover, it has to be understood as a global crisis enveloping the United States, Europe and China that has different details but one overriding theme: the relationship between the political order and economic life

  • Indonesia has become a geopolitical focus of three forces -- China, Islamists and the United States.

  • America's biggest creditor -- China -- is signaling deep unhappiness over the deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and the way it was accomplished

  • A growing number of people around the world believe that China will eventually surpass the United States as the world's premier superpower, if it hasn't already, according to the latest survey of 22 countries released by the Pew Global Attitudes Project

  • Drama and disquiet have been par for the course in Washington these days as the August 2 debt ceiling deadline draws nearer. Americans, for the most part, are used to the fractious nature of Congress and might argue it's all worth it in the name of democracy. But China -- which buys more of America's debt than any other country -- sees it differently

  • The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines reassured Manila of Washington's support on issues of the former with China relative to the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea

  • A core tension in the U.S. - China military relationship is U.S. frustration over China's unwillingness to reveal more about its military capability, its budget and its strategy. Some have questioned whether U.S. openness toward the Chinese makes strategic sense