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China's Homeland Insecurity

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 11:00

When the history of the 21st century is written, the year 2009 will likely be marked as the moment when China, seen as merely rising for over a decade, finally arrived on the world stage.

Google Didn't Kowtow and Neither Should You

Thu, 01/21/2010 - 11:00

The company is only insisting on reciprocal fair dealing—something that is in America's interest, too.

What's really at stake in Google vs. China

Thu, 01/21/2010 - 11:00

Google's threat to shut down its operations in China might seem like just a dispute between a private company and a government, but the implications are huge for the world's fastest-growing economy, for the United States and for global relations, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Is China an Enron? (Part 2)

Wed, 01/20/2010 - 11:00

Last week, I wrote a column suggesting that while some overheated Chinese markets, like real estate, may offer shorting opportunities, I’d be wary of the argument that China’s economy today is just one big short-inviting bubble, à la Dubai. Your honor, I’d like to now revise and amend my remarks.

Book Review: A Voice for Freedom

Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:00

When rioting broke out between ethnic Han Chinese and Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim people, in far western China last July, the longtime regional Communist Party head, Wang Lequan, accused Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled Uighur leader, of instigating them from abroad.

Stateless Pawns in the Global Game of the Superpowers

Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:00

The Witness to Guantanamo Project (W2G) just returned from filming interviews with the Uyghurs in Palau.

When China Rules the World

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 11:00

Is China set to displace the US as the new global superpower?

China's soft power hardens in Cambodia

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 11:00

A day after Cambodian authorities spirited 20 ethnic Uighur asylum seekers out of the country on an unmarked charter flight, China's Vice President Xi Jinping touched down at Siem Reap International Airport.

The Dragon's Swagger

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 11:00

A U.S. official here told me he was “getting a little nervous about 2010” when it comes to Chinese-American relations. I’d say there’s plenty of cause for that. I’m not optimistic about the world’s most important relationship in the short term.

The U.S. Economy Doesn't Need China

Sat, 01/09/2010 - 11:00

The U.S. federal government runs a gigantic budget deficit, which will hurt the economy for the next decade. China buys some of the bonds sold in order to raise the money to finance that deficit. The PRC has about $800 billion in official holdings of Treasuries, plus perhaps that much in other types of holdings.

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