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 April 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm / in Asia, Jenny Yeji Yoo, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Organizations, World

US-China Power Play, and the Fiscal Play

by China is slowly on the move to restore its political and economic success of yore. As an homage to the inland trade route traversing Central Asia that made China a major player in Eurasia from the 7th-10th centuries AD, President Xi Jinping has launched the “Silk Road strategy,” a series of agreements on trade and infrastructure development meant to engender free trade in the region. On November 8 of last year, the president announc…

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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 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 November 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Opinion

Red Sky at Morning

by Since the beginning of its economic reforms in 1978, the People’s Republic of China has become our lender and our factory, our second-largest trading partner and our number one economic competitor. And much has been written on China’s potential as a geopolitical challenger to the United States, but Beijing’s aspirations to global power are, for the moment, aspirations and nothing more. The more pressing problem (the Chinese economic…

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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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