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Cyber Transparency for Thee, But Not For Me

April 18, 2014

In Beijing, a reminder for Hagel that the U.S. and China face divergent incentives on cyber policy

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s latest trip to Beijing represented a new milestone in Sino-U.S. military-to-military...

Category: Cyber, China Brief, Military/Security, Featured, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, In a Fortnight

PLA Joint Operations Developments and Military Reform

April 9, 2014

During recent high-level political meetings, Chinese leaders have made repeated calls for “military reform.” While these speeches have given little detail about the content of such reform, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), in...

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

Facing Grain Shortfalls, China Asserts Self-Sufficiency Policy

April 9, 2014

Demand for food in China is increasing at an unprecedented rate, as the Chinese become wealthier. In 2011, China became a net importer of rice, and imports of soybeans overtook domestic production in 2004. Changing Chinese...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Sunflowers in Springtime: Taiwan’s Crisis and the End of an Era in Cross-Strait Cooperation

April 9, 2014

With two years left in the second and last term of Ma Ying-jeou’s presidency, Taiwan has been embroiled in a political crisis since March 18 that will have serious, and possibly long-lasting, repercussions on the dynamics within...

Category: Taiwan, China and the Asia-Pacific, China Brief, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics

New High-Level Groups Threaten Line Between Party and Government

April 9, 2014

The Xi Jinping leadership is concentrating more powers in secretive leading groups and commissions at the apex of the Chinese Communist Party. These top-level decision-making and coordinating agencies—the Central National...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

‘A Peaceful, Friendly and Civilized Lion’: Xi Explains China’s Rise in Europe

April 9, 2014

During an 11-day tour of Europe, Chinese President Xi Jinping stuck to familiar themes. In a series of speeches and op-eds published in European newspapers, he delivered a message of peace, cooperation and friendship­—and of...

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

Old Wine in an Ancient Bottle: Changes in Chinese State Ideology

March 20, 2014

Only a year since assuming the top Party post in November 2012, Xi Jinping has emerged as the strongest Chinese leader in decades. His sweeping anti-corruption and mass line campaigns have shaken the bureaucracy, consolidated his...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Domestic/Social, Elite

Fleshing out the Third Plenum: the Direction of China’s Legal Reform

March 20, 2014

Since the Third Plenum in November of last year, a couple of interesting documents have appeared that have begun to add meat to the Plenum’s bare bones recommendations for reforming China’s legal system. Efforts appear to be...

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

Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea

March 20, 2014

For almost two years, Malaysia and China have been making elaborate preparations to commemorate the historic 40th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship in 2014 (The Star, August 29, 2012). Yet the first few months of...

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The Military Dimensions of NPC 2014

March 20, 2014

On March 4, Premier Li Keqiang delivered the annual Report on the Work of the Government to the National People’s Congress (NPC). In the small section on national defense, Premier Li stated: “We made solid progress in...

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From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally?

April 4, 2014 10:12 PM

A schism emerged among Syrian jihadist groups after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri announced on February 3 that al-Qaeda has “no connection” to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) (Daily...

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Further Rapprochement in Russo-Chinese Relations? Opportunities Versus Roadblocks

April 18, 2014 07:57 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit China for a summit in May. In advance of that meeting, Russian sources are again claiming that an agreement on a gas pipeline will be reached...

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Mongolian High-Level Visits to Seoul Mark Closeness of Mongolia–South Korean Relations

April 1, 2014 01:54 AM

Two high-level visits of Mongolian officials to Seoul in the past six weeks indicate that Mongolian–South Korean relations are rapidly intensifying. This trend and Mongolia’s mid-March facilitation...

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