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02.27.2015

Are China and Russia Forging a New Ideological Bloc?

Jacqueline N. Deal, Wu Jianmin, Pamela Kyle Crossley

With evidence of ties strengthening between Beijing and Moscow—over energy contracts, the handling of the Ukraine, and their diplomats’ stance toward outside interference in internal affairs, especially if it’s perceived as coming...

Caixin Media

02.25.2015

Apple Pay Stalled, Frustrated in China

The central bank, UnionPay bank card service, and e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. are standing up to Apple Inc.’s effort to bring the Apple Pay no-card, no-cash payment system to iPhone users in China. “Apple is seeking to...

Books

02.25.2015

The Greening of Asia

Mark L. Clifford

One of Asia’s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand...

Media

02.23.2015

Five Predictions for Chinese Censorship in the Year of the Sheep

Blocked websites, jailed journalists, and nationalist rhetoric have long been features of the Chinese Communist Party’s media control strategy. During the Year of the Horse, which just ended on China’s lunar calendar, President Xi Jinping...

Viewpoint

02.19.2015

Beijing Touts ‘Cyber-Sovereignty’ In Internet Governance

Scott D. Livingston

It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China.

Media

02.19.2015

Why 700 Million People Keep Watching the Chinese New Year Gala, Even Though It’s Terrible

Rachel Lu

The Chinese New Year Gala, which aired live on February 18 on Chinese Central Television (CCTV), is a four-and-half hour variety show with song and dance, comedic skits, magic tricks, acrobatic acts, and celebrity cameos. The show...

Caixin Media

02.17.2015

Prosperity, International Cooperation, Civil Rights Key to Defeating Terror

The global fight against terrorism has entered a new stage with the emergence of the Islamic State (IS), and the battle lines have never been so clearly drawn all over the world.On February 18, Washington will host the Summit on Countering...

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02.12.2015

Is Mao Still Dead?

Rebecca E. Karl, Michael Schoenhals, Andrew J. Nathan, Richard Bernstein, Ho-fung Hung, Sebastian Heilmann , Roderick MacFarquhar, Jude Blanchette, Taisu Zhang, Richard H. Solomon, Suisheng Zhao, Stanley Lubman, Robert Kapp, The Editors

It has long been standard operating procedure for China’s leaders to pay tribute to Mao. Even as the People’s Republic he wrought has embraced capitalist behavior with ever more heated ardor, the party he founded has remained firmly in...

Environment

02.11.2015

China’s New Environment Minister Has Work Cut Out For Him

The elevation of the president of China’s most prestigious university to the job of government minister was unexpected. It is rare to bring in an academic without a goverment background. But given the tarnished reputation of a ministry...

Books

02.10.2015

The People’s Republic of Chemicals

Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China’s ecological calamity already imperiling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was...

Media

02.10.2015

Chinese Corruption, Now Officially Hilarious

Rachel Lu

Corruption is finally funny—at least, according to the Chinese Communist Party. That’s because comedic performances in the upcoming February 18 performance of China’s annual New Year Gala, a variety show on China Central Television (CCTV)...

Caixin Media

02.09.2015

In China, Quantum Communications Comes of Age

This may be a quantum leap year for an initiative that accelerates data transfers close to the speed of light with no hacking threats through so-called quantum communications technology. Within months, China plans to open the world’s...

China: Inventing a Crime

Perry Link

In late January, Chinese authorities announced that they are considering formal charges against Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, who has been in detention since last May. Pu’s friends fear that even a life...

Conversation

02.05.2015

What’s the Case for Heads of State Meeting the Dalai Lama?

Francesco Sisci, Robert Barnett, Dru C. Gladney, Jocelyn Ford

On Thursday in Washington, the Dalai Lama attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast hosted by President Barack Obama, angering China’s leaders in Beijing who have long called the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader a “

Flash of Anti-Chinese Xenophobia in the DR Congo

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Johanna Malm

Anti-government protestors filled the streets of the Democratic Republic of the Congo capital Kinshasa on January 19 and 20 to protest against a new election law making its way through the National Assembly. The new law calls for a...

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