China Cannot Have it Both Ways

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by Daniel Wagner At last year’s opening ceremony of the Chinese Communist Party’s Nineteenth Congress, President Xi Jinping proclaimed his belief that China was on the precipice of becoming a great global power. He declared that China was no longer… Continue Reading  

A Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action

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by Dilip Hiro In the strangest election year in recent American history — one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson couldn’t even conjure up the name of a foreign leader he “admired” while Donald Trump remained intent on building… Continue Reading  

The Contested Center of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

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by Alia Ahmed By a strange quirk of history, a small, quiet fishing town lies at the heart of one of the most ambitious development projects for regional integration in Asia: the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Gwadar, located in Pakistan’s… Continue Reading  

Chinese Dream: Western Imitation or Radical Alternative?

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by Emanuel Pastreich When I arrived in Nanjing to attend a conference recently, I asked the student assigned to show me around whether he could take me to the famed Confucian temple Fuzimiao in the old city. It was my… Continue Reading  

China on the Defensive?

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by John Feffer It has not been a good month for China. On July 12, an international court of arbitration at The Hague handed the Philippines a huge victory over China in the struggle over the South China Sea. A… Continue Reading