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In a Fortnight

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

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...

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

China Cynical over U.S. Midterm Elections, But Expects Policy Continuity

November 7, 2014

On Tuesday, November 4, the United States held its 2014 midterm elections and voted the Republican Party into the majority in the U.S. Senate, giving them control of both houses in Congress and, as Chinese analysts noted, a major...

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

Beijing Prepares for APEC Summit Amid Possible Sino-Japanese Thaw

October 23, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings with Chinese Minster of Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi in Boston on October 17–18 marked the end of preparations by senior-level officials for the 22nd Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation...

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

A Spoiled Anniversary: China Reacts to Confucius Institute Controversy

October 10, 2014

On September 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated “Confucius Institute Day,” commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the first Institute’s founding in November 2004, in South Korea. Yet this self-congratulatory atmosphere...

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

Xi’s Op-Ed Diplomacy: Selling the “China Dream” Abroad

September 25, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s six-day trip to South Asia during September 14–19, on state visits to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India, redoubled China’s efforts to increase its presence in the Indian Ocean while also trying to...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Featured, Elite, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South Asia, India, Home Page

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

Reclaiming Deng’s Legacy from Liberals

August 22, 2014

Celebrating reform-era leader Deng Xiaoping’s 110th birthday two days early on August 20, China’s leaders sought to harness his legacy for today’s politics by claiming him as a socialist and a uniquely Chinese thinker. While Deng...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Home Page

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