All Articles on China

If the U.S. cannot defeat the likes of second- and third- and fourth-rate military powers like Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, does it really want to start a war with the strategic ally of the #2 and #3 nuclear powers in the world? (Photo: Pixabay/geralt/cc) Views
Conflict With Iran Portends World War III
The importance of this cannot be overemphasized. It is, quite possibly, life-and-death for the planet.
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U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) Views
The Uncertain and Dangerous Interregnum: World Peace and the Post-Cold War Era
On geostrategic dynamics and a vision for Eurasian common security diplomacy
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Fears of 'Collateral Damage to Democracy' as Trump Weighs Withdrawing From Global Postal Pact
Election officials fear thousands of votes could go uncounted if the president leaves the Universal Postal Union
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 Under the prodding of Mike Pompeo, the White House increasingly views the Arctic as a key arena for future great-power competition, with the ultimate prize being an extraordinary trove of valuable resources, including oil, natural gas, uranium, zinc, iron ore, gold, diamonds, and rare earth minerals. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
The Pompeo Doctrine: A Formula for Catastrophe in the Arctic
How to seize the Arctic’s resources, now accessible due to climate change (just don’t mention those words!)
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Following Months of Protests and Outrage, Hong Kong Leader Withdraws Extradition Bill
"We all hope to find a way out of the current impasse and unsettling times," said Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
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The media take a somewhat different tack on this country versus country story, but they nonetheless embrace the nonsense Trumpian logic. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Corporate Media Take the Trump Line on Trade
It would be great if trade reporters could get a bit more serious and give some thought to winners and losers from trade policy, and not pretend that everyone in the United States is in the same boat.
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Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by DuKai/Getty Images) Views
You Can’t Put Capitalism Over Sustainability—and Other Lessons From China
Humanity’s existential crisis can be resolved only when we the people stand united behind a vision of the world we truly want.
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1.7 Million Turn Out for Hong Kong Demonstration With Vow to 'Keep Fighting' as Protests Enter 11th Week
Initially sparked in June by a now-suspended extradition bill, the protests have since produced a list of demands that include a probe of police behavior and universal suffrage
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Two F-16 Fighting Falcon launch flares during an annual drill at a Air Base in Taitung City, southeast Taiwan on January 30, 2018. News
Trump Administration Advances Massive Arms Sale to Taiwan Amid Tensions With Beijing
The new potential sale reportedly includes dozens of F-16 fighter jets
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Perhaps slowbalization is exactly what the planet needs right now. (Robert Thomson via Wikimedia Commons) Views
'Slowbalization': Is the Slowing Global Economy a Boon or Bane?
Some economists worry the world has passed “peak globalization.” But that could be good for the planet.
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