Tensions are again rising in the waters around the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, following several Japanese politicians’ visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine over the weekend. The Chinese government condemned the visit to...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 18, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
by Josh Rudolph | Nov 18, 2011
Much to China’s chagrin, recent statements have made it clear that the US plans to be a major player in the South China Sea debate. The US has recently encouraged its allies in the region to stand up to China in regards to...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 23, 2011
The September issue of Current History focuses on China and East Asia, and includes the following articles (among others): No “Jasmine” for China by Bruce J. Dickson “Political protests in China are a far cry from those that...
by dwang | Sep 26, 2008
As the U.S. credit crisis ripples through the world economy, Chinese news media and financial institutions alike appear to be taking a calming tone. From the China Daily: Investors are reeling after the main stock index took a...
by Liu Yong | Mar 24, 2008
From AFP: Struggling China will be hoping the mountain air of Kunming can breathe life into their World Cup campaign when they face Group 1 favourites Australia at high altitude here on Wednesday. Desperate for a home win in the...
by Meredith Godwin | Feb 18, 2008
China’s men’s national football team lost 3-2 to South Korea in the opening football game of the 2008 East Asian Championship in Chongqing, China. China’s coach, Vladimir Petrovic deflected criticism from the local...
by Michael Zhao | Apr 11, 2006
Commentary from Financial Times (link): Is a contagion of corporate nationalism spreading from the west to the east? At first sight it may seem so, as companies and politicians around Asia, particularly in its three largest economies, seek to repel unwelcome intruders from abroad. The most striking case is China. After long courting foreign investors, […]
by Sophie Beach | Dec 16, 2005
From the International Herald Tribune: The inaugural East Asia summit in Kuala Lumpur that ended on Thursday can be seen as a significant setback for Chinese diplomacy. That may seem a surprising conclusion given the way that Beijing has been enjoying the run of Asian diplomatic play for at least the past three years. But […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 15, 2005
From The Times of India: India and China will begin the year 2006 with a strategic “clearing” of the air. At the new round of “strategic” talks between the two Asian giants, India will tell China that it is not in the business of “containing” China. This will be on top of the agenda when […]
by Sophie Beach | Dec 13, 2005
From the New York Times: The world will be a different place in 30 or 40 years, with Asia at the forefront, said Daljit Singh, a visiting senior fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. The new grouping is a response to this change. “Its significance is that it symbolizes the Asian […]
by Sophie Beach | Dec 13, 2005
From Asia Times: Today, the presence in Kuala Lumpur of a rising China and resurgent India and the absence of the United States, which has played the role of an Asia-Pacific hegemon since the end of the World War II, suggest we are on the cusp of a new era. The inaugural East Asian summit […]
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 20, 2005
From The International Herald Tribune: Two days before Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s recent landslide electoral victory in Japan, five of China’s warships were spotted near a gas field in some contested waters between the two countries in the East China Sea. This probably helped Koizumi pick up extra votes from those Japanese who are increasingly […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 15, 2005
From The International Herald Tribune, via Glimpse of the World: In a recent poll of Australians conducted by the Lowy Institute in Sydney, 69 percent of those surveyed had “positive feelings” towards China, while only 58 percent had such sentiment for Australia’s staunch ally, the United States.
by Xiao Qiang | May 14, 2005
From The South China Morning Post, via A Glimpse of the World: We in the west – despite our ritualistic advocacy of democracy – do appreciate the decision by Beijing officials to clamp down on the anti-Japan protests, clear out the streets, order people to leave the incendiary anti-Tokyo chat rooms, and cease acting as […]
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