- Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ideology is getting in the way of achieving what he set out to do for China.
- Repression across China has increased under Xi’s leadership since 2013, and it has been condemned around the world.
Stories of The Dragon: China, The world’s first Superpower, with eyes everywhere
“Whether he likes it or not, Taiwan is in the frontline of an ongoing battle—and it is heating up—to determine the kind of world we and our children will live in for years to come.”
WENGUANG SUN, a retired university professor who lives in Jinan, the capital of China’s Shandong province, is one of the oldest living voices of dissent in China. On Aug. 1, he was speaking by telephone to a live broadcast in Mandarin with the Voice of America when he informed the anchor that police had just broken into his home and demanded he stop.… Read Full Article
By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor | LiveScience
Archaeologists in Yangquan, China, have discovered an octagon-shaped tomb with walls covered in murals that dates back some 700 years, when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China.
The pyramid-shaped roof of the tomb is decorated with images of the sun, moon and stars, archaeologists said.… Read Full Article
There is a small probability that China will emerge as a genuine aggressor state. In that case, a defensible “red line” will have to be drawn, but Taiwan is precisely the wrong place to draw that potentially very important line.
by Philip Wen, YAHOO! Finance
DANDONG, China (Reuters) – North Korea’s proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading hub hit hard by United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang.… Read Full Article
In 2014, Japan reinterpreted its constitution to give the Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) the right to participate in collective self-defense. In response, a South Korean progressive lawmaker said that “Japan, as a country that doesn’t repent for its history of war crimes, has become a nation that can wage war again.” In response to Japan’s 2015 passage of bills to legalize collective self-defense, a South Korean conservative lawmaker criticize the shift as “an attempt by the [Shinzo] Abe government to seize hegemony in East Asia.” These reactions by South Korean politicians no doubt have been motivated by the desire to boost their domestic standings.… Read Full Article
The United States is provoking China by supporting Taiwan, at least according to Lyle Goldstein of the Naval War College. … Read Full Article
The nation’s top intelligence officials publicly declared last week that China is seeking to supplant the United States as the dominant world power and represents the number one economic and national security threat.… Read Full Article
The ruling Communist Party’s tightened control over think tanks and a crackdown on extravagance could be having an impact on how the leadership handles foreign affairs — and weakening Beijing’s understanding of U.S.… Read Full Article