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Why China Wants South China Sea

China’s assertive efforts to dominate this international waterway is a military strategy resulting in strained relations with the United States and other nations around the world.  The Diplomat reports: Beijing is...

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Why Liu Ping’s Candidacy Failed

Caixin Online reports on the hardships one local woman faced while trying to run as an independent candidate in a Jiangxi election. Liu Ping wanted to be an everyman’s candidate in a race for a local delegate to the...

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China’s Ticking Debt Bomb

From afar China appears to be staying afloat of the massive economic crisis affecting the world.  The Diplomat takes a closer look into the tenuous economic structure keeping China ahead of the rest of the world. China appeared...

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Looking At Tibet’s ‘Simple Monk’

Today marks the 14th Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday.  The Shanghai Daily interviews Gonpo Tashi, nephew to the Dalai Lama, for an inside look at the history of the Tibetan spiritual leader. The 14th Dalai Lama turns 76 on July...

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