Search Results for "Beijing" : 25

by / on April 9, 2014 at 9:03 am / in Asia, Issue, Middle East, World

Paki-standing Alone

…ecurity and low-returns deals with Pakistan, an unstable economy that lacks a clear program for growth? And will Beijing continue its heavy political and economic engagement with Pakistan? Some arguments point to increasing the distance between Beijing and Islamabad. Mutually rewarding trade partnerships between India and China have thawed the two countries’ historically frigid relations, so there is a decreasing need for Islamabad to help Beijin…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:07 am / in Africa, Asia, Issue, Main Menu, World

Bye Bye Beijing

by China’s recent activity in Africa goes beyond the mere muscle-flexing and oil-grabbing tendencies of an emerging global power. In the last five years, media reports of China’s growing presence in Africa have increasingly reinforced and intensified Western fears of an unrestrainable imperialist state. Articles brandishing headlines such as “China’s Economic Invasion of Africa” and “Africa: China’s New Backyard” depict Africa as the v…

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Myan-marred Relations

by When President Thein Sein of Burma announced on September 30, 2011 that he was suspending construction on the Myistone Dam “to respect the people’s will,” Chinese officials were “shocked,” “surprised,” and “utterly unprepared” to handle such a democratic decision. The $3.6 billion project, brainchild of the state-owned China Power Investment (CPI), would have delivered 90 percent of the potential 6,000 megawatts generated to cities…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm / in Uncategorized


…projection; they merely prevent American surface ships from operating close to Chinese shores. At the same time, Beijing has also invested in conventional naval assets as part of its own desires to project power regionally by procuring new ships and even an aircraft carrier, with plans to build more. Beijing’s intentions for its surface fleet are likely more modest and regional than the massive 11-carrier American navy, which has made ensuring th…

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by / on March 8, 2015 at 9:44 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 03/09-03/13

…d Development’s (OECD) Deputy Head for Policy Coordination, will give a talk on her experience at the 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference where she represented New Zealand. Central to her discussion will be the challenge of producing the Beijing Platform for Action as well as the document’s relevancy to the progress of gender equality as it stands today. The OECD is a unique forum where the governments of 34 democracies with market…

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by / on October 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm / in Asia, Web Columnists, World

Notes on the ‘Umbrella Revolution’

by By Citobun (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons The ongoing ‘Umbrella Revolution’ in Hong Kong can catalyze China’s journey to becoming a true democracy, or it can wither under the pressure from the Chinese government. The world has seen similar revolutions recently in Kiev and Moscow with thousands of citizens attempting to insert some sort of democracy into t…

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by / on August 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Olympics Mean Nothing Politically Anymore

…in for the last two years have not prevented the UK from hosting the Olympics. At the last summer games, held in Beijing, the U.S. made the very deliberate and public decision not to boycott the games, despite the fact that 106 American lawmakers called for a boycott to protest China’s support of the despotic Sudanese government and the fact that 1.5 million Beijing residents would be forcibly relocated to make room for the stadium and game opera…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The Great Green Wall of China

by “The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space.” How many times have we heard this phrase – in class, in the media, and on visits to China? The idea was first proposed by William Stukeley, an 18th century antiquarian dubbed the founder of the field of modern archaeology, in 1754. By the end of the 19th century, it had become an established fact that the Wall could actually be seen from the moon. Sin…

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm / in Opinion, World

Same Old “New” CCP

by Corruption, bribery, and the importance of guanxi (connections) are ills which continue to plague Chinese society. Meet any Chinese person and exchange a few jokes, and it becomes apparent that they know who benefits from these three ills: Communist Party cadres and their children. In the same way that the CCP continues to sing the praises of socialism while building one of the most aggressively capitalist societies on Earth, so to…

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by / on April 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm / in Opinion, World

The North Korean crisis: the future of North Korea?

by   To look to the future, let’s first take a look at the past. The Koreas have both seen a long history of war and oppression: longing autonomy from the pulling forces of respective states, the South’s internal political struggle for democracy countered with the North’s struggle for stability, growth, and military power. All of which has amounted to […]

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