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China Flexes Its Regional Muscle

Via NPR and the New Republic, Ellen Bork, director of democracy and human rights at the Foreign Policy Initiative, writes about how Nepal is caught between its two powerful neighbors, India and China: …Nepal has become the...

At APEC, Obama Calls on China to Play by the Rules

As leaders from APEC nations met in Hawaii for their annual gathering, President Obama called on China to follow the rules in its trade practices. From Reuters: Obama, under pressure to create jobs at home and eager to highlight...

South China Sea Do-Si-Do

A Wall Street Journal editorial looks at disputes between China and its neighbors over territory in the South China Sea, and what it means for the U.S.: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is holding to the line she laid down...

Nepal Caught Between China and India

Nepal’s historic relationship with India is facing a challenge from an increasingly influential China, the Los Angeles Times reports: Early this month, after 17 attempts to name a prime minister, reflecting Nepal’s...

China’s Billions Reap Rewards in Cambodia

The Washington Post’s John Pomfret reports from Koh Kong, Cambodia: Here in the depths of the Cardamom Mountains, where the Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge communists made their last stand in the late 1970s, China is asserting...

Oceanic Display Leaves Neighbours Queasy

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the not-so-subtle political undertones of the Asian Games’ opening ceremony in Guangzhou: Asian emissaries at the opening ceremony found themselves awkwardly applauding a display of...

Obama and China Play Rival Suitors to Indonesia

As President Obama visits his boyhood home of Indonesia, the New York Times looks at the growing rivalry between the U.S. and China to influence the country: As the United States and China step up their rivalry in Southeast...

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