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Why China's next earthquake might be political

Wed, 06/04/2008 - 12:00

Whether it has been those of nature, man-made political disasters, or a combination of both, no other civilized society has suffered more down through the centuries than the ancient Chinese polity.

Terrorism and the Olympics

Thu, 05/29/2008 - 12:00

The reports of terror plots emanating this year from this Muslim region in the far west of China might seem fanciful: A foiled plot to blow up a plane; a cache of TNT to bomb the Summer Olympics; even a “violent terrorist gang” that planned to kidnap Olympic athletes.

Mani and Manichaeism in Sassanid Iran

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 12:00

Manichaeism, presumably an offshoot of Zoroastrianism, was not only an inspiration for various heretical movements in Christianity but also dominated the religious life of Central and Eastern Asia for centuries.

While India sleeps, Chinese threat grows

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 12:00

New Delhi's portrayal of the humiliating defeat at the hands of Chinese in 1962 as 'betrayal' and 'surprise' is untrue. The pacifist Indian leadership that was crying hoarse from rooftops for friendship at any cost remained blind to Communist China's repeated claims on Tibet and large part of Indian territories.

For Talks to Succeed, China Must Admit to a Tibet Problem

Fri, 05/23/2008 - 12:00

China’s hard-line policy towards Tibet creates more problems than it solves. Beijing’s recent crackdown on Tibetan protesters has attracted condemnation from around the world, but did nothing to address the underlying problems in Tibet itself.

China's glasnost

Thu, 05/22/2008 - 12:00

In the aftermath of the great Sichuan earthquake, we've seen a hopeful glimpse of China's future: a more open and self-confident nation, and maybe - just maybe - the birth of grass-roots politics here.

Jamie F Metzl: China`s Perfect Storm

Thu, 05/22/2008 - 12:00

A perfect storm is brewing that could threaten China's relations with the world. Although some China bashers in the West and nationalists in China may be rejoicing, the potential deterioration of China's international relations serves nobody's interest and threatens to undermine global peace and security.

No more appeasement, West must push China to democracy

Mon, 05/19/2008 - 12:00

The West made a strategic error in adopting different approaches to the Soviet Union and communist China. Ronald Reagan identified the Soviet Union as an evil empire and accelerated the arms race with the Star Wars program, thus bogging down the Soviet Union's fragile economy, which led to its eventual defeat. At that time, China was still played as the "China card" to reinforce US strength against the "evil empire".

China is in a year of exposure, facing ultimate tests

Mon, 05/19/2008 - 12:00

The year 2008 has loomed without equal on China's horizon ever since the day in 2001 that it won the chance to host the Olympics Games and showcase its national transformation.

U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Globalization

Sun, 05/18/2008 - 12:00

John D. Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State; Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC

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