regional power

Journalists Become Latest Casualties of China-India Rivalry

China and India’s geopolitical rivalry has reached a nadir, with both countries all but barring the other’s journalists from working in their respective territories. Inflamed by an ongoing military conflict along the China-India...

Interview: Maria Repnikova on Chinese Soft Power

China’s soft power initiatives are often derided by Western observers as ineffective or counterproductive. Over a hundred Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and Europe have been targeted as arms of the Chinese state and forced to...

China’s Limited Influence

Although China is seen by many as a world superpower with growing economic influence, Ian...

Richard Halloran: China’s alliance gets stronger

From the JoongAng Daily, via IHT: The fundamental issue is which alliance will prevail in East Asia, the autocratic coalition led by China that seeks to drive the United States from the region or the democratic grouping led by the United States that seeks a stable balance of political and military power in which trade […]

So long US, hello China, India

Another article (along the same lines as the IHT piece blogged earlier today) from Asia Times details the US failure to keep up with the momentous changes in Asia, as it focuses almost exclusively on Iraq while India and China wield increasing influence throughout the region: “Potentially the West remains a useful counterweight, yet US […]

China takes place on world stage

Tim Luard wrote on BBC today: “As China gets richer and stronger, the world is coming to share its belief that it merits recognition and respect as a great power. Through a combination of economic dynamism, skilful diplomacy and understated threat, it is already regaining much of its old imperial supremacy across Asia. ” The […]

China forgotten in the US presidential contest

From India’s The Statesman website: “It might well be true that the relationship with China has never been better. This is progress. The first choice must indeed be a peaceful, economically productive, relationship. Only if that is pursued will the atmosphere within China become conducive to improvements in justice, human rights and democratic participation. But […]



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