In Rebel Pepper’s latest drawing, he alludes to the word for “pill” (yàowán 药丸)...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 29, 2009
On China Media Project, Qian Gang looks ahead to the 70th anniversary of the PRC in 2019: If I may be allowed a bit of simple prognosticating, let me say that the next ten years will decide China’s future. 2012 is the year that...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 25, 2009
Martin Jacques writes in the New Statesman: Apart from its extraordinary longevity and bursts of efflorescent invention, the most striking feature of Chinese history is the fact that while Europe, following the fall of the Roman...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 23, 2009
The Guardian hosts a debate over the concept of “Chineseness” and the influence of the West. Martin Jacques begins: Let me give a number of examples of how China is and will remain different. Although for the last...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 21, 2008
A new report from the US National Intelligence Council identifies China and India as potential ‘heavyweights” in the balance of world power. From AFP: Titled “Global Trends 2025 — A World...
by Beau Rowland | Sep 17, 2008
The Far Eastern Economic Review briefly assesses the longstanding status quo of U.S.-China relations and delineates the conditions for future progressive U.S. and international engagement of China. Selections from the article...
by Kate Zhao | Jan 8, 2008
Journalist Ian Buruma and German philosopher Slavoj Zizek separately take a look at the future of capitalism and democracy in China. Buruma writes (via Project Syndicate): To come back from near destitution and bloody tyranny in one generation is a great feat, and China should be saluted for it. But China’s success story is also […]
by Liu Yong | Oct 17, 2007
From BusinessWeek: In years past, foreigners were skeptical about China, doubting whether it would ever become a stable society and have a decent economy. In years recent, foreigners are nervous about China, worrying whether China will take over the world (at least economically). But how do China’s own researchers and leaders think about the future […]
by Liu Yong | Jul 28, 2007
From Real Instituto Elcano website: … Given the opportunities and challenges that China is facing on its road ahead, there is little doubt that Beijing is determined to maintain a peaceful international environment and to expand its economy by peaceful means. China’s ‘peaceful development‘ goals can be achieved only by cooperating with other international players, […]
by Liu Yong | Jun 15, 2007
In Hoover Institution’s Policy Review, Lloyd Richardson, a Washington lawyer and former U.S. foreign service officer, reviews The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression by James Mann: … In this new book, Mann examines China’s prospects for a democratic future and finds them dismal. More important, he asks why nobody in the […]