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China to Build Naval Hub in Djibouti

Jeremy Page and Gordon Lubold
Beijing confirms for the first time plans for East African nation, already home to U.S. base.

China Bars Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada (and Rights Advocate)

A Chinese who moved to Canada as a kid, the charismatic Lin is a practitioner of Falun Gong, the spiritual movement China calls an “evil cult.”



‘Personal Media’ in China Takes a Hit From Pre-Publication Censorship

Hu Yong
Observers have long thought that Chinese authorities censor the media depending on type: the censorship of traditional media is primarily conducted in advance, with a thorough inspection of news and discussion before publication; new media, in...

China Set to Pledge More Aid to Africa Ahead of Xi's Trip

China is set to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits Zimbabwe and South Africa next month.

Chinese Investment in Africa Falls by 40%

Saibal Dasgupta
China’s Commerce Ministry publicly admitted that Chinese investments to Africa had fallen by 40 percent in the first half of this year.

Q. and A.: Christina Lin on China’s Antiterrorism Efforts

Chinese leaders have long been wary of joining global efforts against terrorism.



The China Africa Relationship: Crossroads or Cliff?

Cobus van Staden, Eric Olander, Huang Hongxiang from ChinaFile Conversation
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...

Tibet, Taiwan and China – A Complex Nexus

Tshering Chonzom Bhutia
Recent developments in cross-strait relations raise interesting questions for Tibet’s leadership in exile.

Ever Wonder How China Got Back Into International Diplomacy After the Cultural Revolution?

Robert Farley
China’s successful entry into the international scene after the Cultural Revolution bears lessons for other pariah states.

Chinese Student Protesting Books’ Stance on Homosexuality Meets With Officials

Chris Buckley
Gay activists in China brought their demands for public acceptance to a court.

China Wants to Build a High-Speed Rail Link to a Newly Open Iran

Richard Macauley
China Railway has proposed a high-speed rail link that will carry both passengers and cargo between China and Iran.

China’s Silk Road Fund Backs Another IPO of State Owned Firm

Kane Wu
Fund is largest cornerstone investor in China Energy Engineering Corp’s up to US$1.96 billion IPO.

China and U.S. Say They’ve Made Strides in Trade Talks

Neil Gough
The United States and China said that they had made progress on sticking points in trade.

Obama Pledges Military Aid to Allies in Southeast Asia

Michael D. Shear
“We have a treaty obligation, an ironclad commitment to the defense of our ally the Philippines, who can count on the United States.”

China Cuts Mobile Service of Xinjiang Residents Evading Internet Filters

Paul Mozur
The Chinese government is shutting down the mobile service of residents in Xinjiang.