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China Welcomes Kerry’s Unease Over Pivot

At his Senate confirmation hearing last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed caution over the Obama administration’s ‘pivot’ to East Asia, warning that it risked unnecessarily antagonizing a wary...

U.S.-China Tensions: What Must Kerry Do?

In the latest installment of China File’s Conversations series, Elizabeth Economy, Andrew J. Nathan and Orville Schell respond to Nina Hachigian’s recommendations to new U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. In a...

U.S. Will Not Endorse China Passport Map

A new passport design incorporating a controversial map of China has met a range of responses from neighbouring countries over the last week. The map’s apparent purpose is to force neighbours to acknowledge China’s...

Ministry of Truth: Molotov Cocktails and More

The following examples of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and...

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