U.N. Peacekeeping and Chinese Diplomacy

At The Atlantic, Anna Richardson describes the growth and implications of China’s U.N. peacekeeping deployments: With little fanfare, in the space of 20 years, China has steadily increased its commitment to UN peacekeeping...

China’s Syrian Firewall

With China and the United States trading diplomatic barbs over how to address the deteriorating situation in Syria, The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos chases the reasons behind China’s position: Activists now put the death...

China’s African Union HQ a Trojan Horse? (Updated)

China’s gift of a new $200 million African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa has generated a great deal of warmth among high-ranking officials, but many in both China and Africa feel decidedly chillier about the project....

Cartoon: Qaddafi’s Last Words

The following Cartoon by Biantailajiao has gone viral in Chinese cyberspace since Qaddafi’s death last week. 301 Hospital refers to the General Hospital of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the most prestigious...

Minxin Pei: China’s Dictator Complex

For the Diplomat, Minxin Pei writes that the conventional wisdom that China is “the world’s quintessential practitioner of realpolitik” is flawed: The portrayal of Beijing as a non-ideological pragmatist in...

Beijing Says Qaddafi Officials Sought Chinese Arms Supplies

The Chinese government has been hesitant to endorse the National Transitional Council since their defeat of Qaddafi’s regime in Libya. And now, documents uncovered by a Canadian journalist in Tripoli reveal that Chinese...

"Don’t Rush to Celebrate the Post-Gaddafi Era"

Chinese media views of events in Libya draw implicit contrasts between the Gaddafi regime and China’s own government. Beijing, it is suggested, has enabled the country to stand up against the West by strengthening the...

China in Africa: A “New Colonialism”?

In contrast with Hillary Clinton’s recent warnings of China’s “new colonialism”, the Stimson Center argues that China’s interests in Africa “should not be seen as categorically harmful”....

China Deepens Engagement With Libyan Rebels

Reuters reports on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s continuing cultivation of links with the Libyan rebel National Transition Council, following a visit by a high-ranking diplomat to their Benghazi headquarters. The visit by...



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