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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

October 20, 2014 02:59 PM

Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

The University Club of Washington, D.C.

Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C....


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China’s Espionage Against Taiwan (Part II): Chinese Intelligence Collectors

December 5, 2014 02:14 PM

Chinese intelligence operations have long been understood in the West as somehow different than more familiar forms of espionage: inscrutable, undirected and largely run by amateurs. Like most modern states, China, however, has entrusted intelligence to professional organizations. This second installment on China’s espionage against Taiwan explores the organizational landscape of Chinese intelligence with a focus on their relationship to Beijing’s policymaking on Taiwan affairs. It provides...


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Latest Articles

Taiwan’s “Vote of No Confidence” For KMT (and China Too)

December 5, 2014

Taiwan’s largest election ever, on November 29, led to a rousing, if not expected, defeat of Taiwan’s governing and pro-status quo party, the Kuomintang (KMT), by the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), dealing a...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Taiwan

China’s Soft-Power Deficit Widens as Xi Tightens Screws Over Ideology

December 5, 2014

Even for a country that is notable for its myriad contradictions, the gap between China’s hard and soft power has never been more pronounced. The year 2014 has witnessed the kind of global hard-power projection that is...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Xi’s Military Reform Plan: Accelerating Construction of a Strong PLA

December 5, 2014

Chinese President and Commander-in-Chief Xi Jinping’s military reform plan, announced at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee in November 2013, will take form over the next several...

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Assessing China’s Afghan Peace Play

December 5, 2014

Breaking with decades of distancing itself from Afghanistan’s various armed conflicts, the Chinese government has offered to facilitate peace talks between the Afghan national government and the Afghan Taliban insurgency...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Special Issue on China's Fourth Plenum

November 20, 2014

As Editor, I have the distinct pleasure of introducing a special issue of China Brief, focused on the Chinese Communist Party’s Fourth Plenum and its theme of yifazhiguo, often translated as the “rule of law,” though, as one...

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China’s New National Constitution Day: Is It Worth Celebrating?

November 20, 2014

In one of its few precise actions, the recent fourth plenary session of the current Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party declared December 4 to be “National Constitution Day” (China News, November 1). The Standing...

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After the Fourth Plenum: What Direction for Law in China?

November 20, 2014

On October 23, Chinese authorities concluded their annual Party plenum, focused on “ruling China according to law” (yifa zhiguo)—the first time that top Chinese leaders have designated law as the central focus for the meeting. In...

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China’s Soft-Power Deficit Widens as Xi Tightens Screws Over Ideology

December 5, 2014 02:11 PM

Even for a country that is notable for its myriad contradictions, the gap between China’s hard and soft power has never been more pronounced. The year 2014 has witnessed the kind of global hard-power...


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Taiwan’s “Vote of No Confidence” For KMT (and China Too)

December 5, 2014 02:20 PM

Taiwan’s largest election ever, on November 29, led to a rousing, if not expected, defeat of Taiwan’s governing and pro-status quo party, the Kuomintang (KMT), by the pro-independence Democratic...


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