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11.24.15 The China Africa Relationship: Crossroads or Cliff?
Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden publish the China Africa Project web site, whose weekly podcast we are proud to syndicate.  As we approach the sixth Forum on China Africa Cooperation Summit in Johannesburg, we’ve also picked up written...
Business, Energy, Environment, Media, Military, Politics, Religion
9 hours 34 min ago
11.19.15 Is China a Credible Partner in Fighting Terror?
In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said, “China is also a victim of terrorism. The fight against the ‘East Turkestan Islamic Movement’… should become an important part of the international fight against terrorism...
History, Law, Media, Military, Politics, Religion
4 days 16 hours ago
11.18.15 How Can China’s Neighbors Make Progress at APEC?
Le Hong Hiep & Brian Eyler
Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit next week, we asked a group of experts from China’s neighboring countries what they thought the main thrust of discussion in Manila should be. If host, the Philippines, under pressure from...
Business, Economy, History, Law, Military, Politics
6 days 18 hours ago
11.5.15 The China-Taiwan Summit
{vertical_photo_left}This Saturday, for the first time since 1949, the leaders of China and Taiwan will meet face to face. Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou will meet in Singapore, not as Presidents, but—to sidestep one of many lingering areas of conflict...
History, Military, Politics
2 weeks 1 day ago
10.28.15 Making Waves in the South China Sea
Challenging China’s newly assertive behavior in the South China Sea, this week the U.S. Navy sailed some of its biggest ships inside the nine-dash line, exercising its claim to freedom of movement in international waters plied by billions in trade each...
Business, Energy, Environment, Law, Military, Politics
3 weeks 3 days ago
11.2.15 How Far Have China’s Economic Reforms Come over the Past Year?
Houze Song & Arthur R. Kroeber
As the Chinese Communist Party leadership wrapped up its Fifth Plenum, the meeting at which the Party’s leadership set the Five Year Plan that will shape economic policy through 2020, what progress has been made on the “comprehensive deepening” of...
Business, Economy, Law, Politics
3 weeks 5 days ago
10.20.15 Britain: ‘China’s Best Partner in the West’?
This week, Xi Jinping is in Great Britain for a state visit, his first since assuming leadership of China nearly three years ago. Britain’s government under David Cameron has signaled—increasingly loudly in recent months—that it hopes to usher in a “...
Business, Energy, History, Law, Media, Politics
1 month 4 days ago
10.16.15 Is There a China Model?
The most recent public event in our ChinaFile Presents series, which we held October 15 in New York, was a discussion of the philosopher Daniel A. Bell’s controversial book, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy, co-hosted...
Economy, Education, History, Law, Media, Politics
1 month 6 days ago
10.6.15 What Will the TPP Mean for China?
On Monday, the U.S., Japan, and ten other countries concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP—the largest regional trade accord in history. If approved, the agreement will set new terms for the nearly $28 trillion in trade and...
Business, Economy, History, Law, Politics
1 month 2 weeks ago
09.30.15 The Future of Autonomy in Hong Kong
Yesterday, the governing board of Hong Kong University, one of the territory’s most esteemed institutions of higher education, voted to reject the promotion of Johannes Chan, a former law school dean, over the objections of the faculty and students who...
Business, Economy, History, Law, Politics
1 month 3 weeks ago
09.22.15 Can the U.S. & China Make Peace in Cyberspace?
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in the United States today on his first state visit. Xi will address a group of American business leadersin Seattle. High on their list of concerns about trade with China is cyber hacking, cyber espionage and...
History, Law, Media, Military, Politics, Science, Technology
1 month 3 weeks ago
09.22.15 Xi Jinping’s Message to America
China’s President Xi Jinping addressed an audience of more than 700 American businesspeople in Seattle on Tuesday evening on the first stop on his first state visit to the United States. Regular ChinaFile Contributors who watched the speech offer their...
Economy, Environment, History, Media, Politics, Technology
1 month 3 weeks ago
09.16.15 What Would New Breakthroughs on Climate Change Mean for the U.S.-China Relationship?
With just over a week to go before Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his first State Visit to the United States, there is much evidence to suggest that bilateral action to fight climate change is an area most ripe for meaningful Sino-U.S. cooperation....
Business, Economy, Energy, Environment, Law, Politics, Technology
2 months 2 days ago
09.8.15 Advice for Xi Jinping
Later this month, Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Washington for a state visit with President Obama. This week, a group of China experts from America traveled to Beijing to offer their advice to Chinese officials on how to conduct the visit....
History, Law, Politics, Technology
2 months 1 week ago
09.2.15 What Is China’s Big Parade All About?
On September 3, China will mark the 70th anniversary of its World War II victory over Japan with a massive parade involving thousands of Chinese troops and an arsenal of tanks, planes, and missiles in a tightly choreographed march across Tiananmen Square...
History, Military, Politics, Technology
2 months 2 weeks ago
08.18.15 How Should the U.S. Conduct the Xi Jinping State Visit?
As tensions increase between China and the United States over the value of the yuan, human rights violations, alleged cyber attacks, and disputed maritime territories, among other issues, how should the Obama administration conduct the upcoming state...
Economy, History, Military, Politics, Society
2 months 3 weeks ago
08.25.15 Is the Bloom Off the Rose of China’s Economic Miracle?
On Monday, August 24, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 8.5 percent, its second such steep fall since late July, and its worst since 2007. On Tuesday, stocks fell an additional 7.6 percent. The steep slide translates into more than $4 trillion in...
Business, Economy, Law, Politics
3 months 9 hours ago
08.18.15 The Tianjin Explosion
Last week, a deadly chemical explosion shook the city of Tianjin, so far, claiming more than a 100 lives. What is the significance of the explosion? What does its handling indicate about Chinese governance? We asked participants for reactions to blasts...
3 months 1 week ago
07.21.15 Is China’s Reform Era Over and, If So, What’s Next?
Fordham Law School professor and regular ChinaFile contributor Carl Minzner says we've arrived at “China After the Reform Era,” a development that’s “not entirely bad” but also has a “dark side.” Minzner’s conclusions, excerpted below, come from a recent...
History, Law, Politics
3 months 2 weeks ago
08.5.15 Should the U.S. Extradite Chinese Wanted by Beijing?
This week, The New York Times reported that Chinese officials have asked the U.S. government to help in apprehending Ling Wancheng, a wealthy Chinese business man and the brother of one of the highest-level officials to have been targeted in Xi Jinping’s...
Business, Economy, Law, Politics
3 months 2 weeks ago