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China: The Bully With an Image Problem

China’s brinksmanship with Japan in the Diaoyu Islands crisis, which took an elevated turn last week, reflects a broader assertiveness over territorial issues that has put the PRC at odds with a number of its neighbors...

Tensions Rising on the South China Sea

When U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined Washington’s goals in Asia in a Foreign Policy essay titled “America’s New Pacific Century” last month, she devoted a large portion of the manifesto to U.S.-China relations...

China’s CNOOC Tests US with Chesapeake Shale Deal

Reuters reports: China’s top offshore oil producer, CNOOC Ltd (0883.HK), will pay $1.1 billion for a stake in a U.S. shale oil and gas field, testing the U.S. political climate for the first time since its 2005 failed bid...

Iraq May Sign Ahdab Oil Field Contract With China

In its never-ending search for natural resources and energy, China is about to sign a deal with Iraq to develop to Ahdab oil field. From AP: Saddam Hussein’s regime defied United Nations sanctions that limited direct...

Iraq Hopes to Finalize China Oilfield Deal in August

China and Iraq will be renegotiating a deal to explore for oil. The deal, originally signed in 2003 with Saddam Hussein, was shelved after U.N. sanctions and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. From Reuters: Iraq’s oil minister...

The Chinese in Africa: Threat or Promise?

The Chinese in Africa: Threat or Promise? (July 2008) In this month’s edition of the Journal of International Peace Operations (PDF), former U.S. Ambassador to Gambia and Senegal Herman Cohen writes that China’s...



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