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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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In a Fortnight

Chinese Signaling in the South China Sea

April 21, 2016

The recent landing of a Y-8X maritime surveillance aircraft on Fiery Cross Reef (永暑礁) in the South China Sea in response to an emergency is further evidence that China has made its presence in this contentious region routine...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China

China-Indonesia Relations Heat Up Along the Third “Dash”

March 25, 2016

On March 19, Chinese and Indonesian media reported that a confrontation had taken place between Chinese fishing boats and an Indonesian Fisheries Ministry ship near the Natuna Islands, in the South China Sea (Guancha, March 21;...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight

China’s Quest For Food Security by 2020, Chinese Submarines Step Up Patrols in the Indian Ocean

March 8, 2016

China’s Quest For Food Security by 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Hunan province has emphasized food production and achieving food security in a speech this week (Xinhua, March 9). Among the many economic challenges...

Category: China Brief, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, In a Fortnight, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea, India

In a Fortnight: Xi Jinping Exhorts Media to Follow the Party’s Guidance; Sino-U.S. Competition for Influence in Southeast Asia Intensifies

February 23, 2016

China’s turn inward and focus on domestic security and political control are frequently documented in these pages. The past two weeks have seen additional evidence of the increasing power and authority of the Chinese Communist...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Domestic/Social, Info Warfare/Media, China

North Korean Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch Increase Sino-Korean Tensions

February 8, 2016

On February 7, North Korea televised the launch of a rocket that put an “earth observation satellite” into orbit (KCTV, February 6; Xinhua, February 7). South Korea’s spy agency earlier announced that the launch should be viewed...

Category: In a Fortnight, China Brief, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China, Northeast Asia

In a Fortnight: Xi Jinping’s Middle East Diplomacy

January 25, 2016

In mid-January, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked upon a high-visibility series of visits to Middle Eastern countries, with stops in Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia—three centers of power in the region. This marks the...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China

In a Fortnight

January 12, 2016

Taiwan’s Elections

Editor’s Note: Ahead of Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections on January 16, we have devoted a number of this issues’ articles to the question of what cross-Strait relations will look like and how...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China, Taiwan

Waking Up? China Moves on Environmental Issues at Paris Summit

December 21, 2015

In 2009, the image of Chinese ministers asleep at their desks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen was taken as a metaphor for the world’s torpid movement on environmental issues. With the results of the...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Energy

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