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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Repercussions for Moldova and the South Caucasus

June 16, 2014 06:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation invites you to attend a conference exploring the profound effect the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had on Moldova and the South Caucasus. Our panelists will examine current...


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Power to the Provinces: The Devolution of China’s Maritime Rights Protection

September 10, 2014 04:28 PM

In March 2013, China passed legislation integrating four of its five maritime law enforcement (MLE) agencies into the newly-created China Coast Guard, under the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) (see also China Brief, March 28, 2013). [1] This decision, long called for by people both in and out of the Chinese government, was intended to improve coordination and reduce redundancies at the central government level. Chinese observers immediately placed it in the context of Beijing’s efforts to...


Cat: China Brief, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea, East China Sea
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Anti-Privilege Campaign Hits the Chinese Middle Class

September 10, 2014

On September 4, China’s State Council announced a series of ambitious and wide-reaching reforms of the Chinese college admissions system, designed to increase fairness and reduce pressure on China’s high school students. China’s...

Category: In a Fortnight, China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Challenging Uyghur Muslim Identity: More Enforcement, Worse Results

September 10, 2014

Following deadly attacks in Beijing, Kunming and Urumqi over the last year, the Xinjiang government has intensified its efforts to regulate Uyghur religious activities. The provincial government has once again reinforced its ban...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Xinjiang

Undocumented Uyghur Migrants Find New Route to Southeast Asia

September 10, 2014

Since 2013, increasing numbers of Uyghurs from Xinjiang Province have attempted to migrate illegally through China’s South Asian neighbors—Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia—to Thailand and then Malaysia, often with the hope of...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Xinjiang, Southeast Asia

The East China Sea ADIZ: Old Policy, New Packaging

September 3, 2014

China’s November 23, 2013 announcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) covering much of the East China Sea sparked both controversy and questions about China’s underlying motivations (Xinhua, November 23, 2013)....

Category: Japan, China Brief, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Foreign Policy, Military/Security

Putting Precision in Operations: Beidou Satellite Navigation System

August 22, 2014

China recently announced the development of a fourth-generation Beidou satellite positioning chip providing an accuracy of 2.5 meters, for use initially with the military and police (Want China Times, August 18). The...

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An Equal and Opposite Reaction? Xi’s Grand Tour of the Americas

August 22, 2014

This July, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked on state visits to Argentina, Cuba and Venezuela and attended a summit of the loose group of major developing countries known as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Latin America, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, Economics

Army Day Coverage Stresses Continuity of Reform

August 22, 2014

On August 1, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) celebrated Army Day, the anniversary of its founding during the Nanchang Uprising in 1927. Commentaries in official media often use the holiday to propagate important...

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The CCDI’s Last Hurrah? Zhou’s Arrest May Mark Slowing of Anti-Corruption Efforts

August 4, 2014 01:33 PM

While the downfall of “big tiger” Zhou Yongkang has proven the extent of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s power, it is not clear whether his anti-corruption crusade will continue—or, more importantly,...


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Anti-Privilege Campaign Hits the Chinese Middle Class

September 10, 2014 04:42 PM

On September 4, China’s State Council announced a series of ambitious and wide-reaching reforms of the Chinese college admissions system, designed to increase fairness and reduce pressure on China’s...


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