Post Tagged with: "china"

by / on April 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm / in Opinion, World

PRC’s Grip over China’s Wild West

In the beginning of October 1949, the bloody Chinese Civil War was nearing its end, and Mao Zedong had proudly declared the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). With the Nationalists defeated, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could now focus on its aims on fully reuniting the country and instituting socialism. The disastrous effects of the latter aim are well-known.

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by / on April 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm / in Opinion, World

Taking the World By Storm

In a report from The Economist on Saturday discussing the massive buildup and modernization of China’s army, known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), one particular passage caught my eye.

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by / on March 5, 2012 at 10:15 am / in Opinion, World

The Sputtering Dragon

China’s awe-inspiring economic growth over the past three decades has inspired envy, emulation, and animosity all over the world. As I have argued before, I think that China will be a major global player in this century and that its influence will increase over time. But as we learned the hard way in 2008, no matter how smooth an economic course may seem, there are, inevitably, unforeseen problems.

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by / on February 26, 2012 at 11:26 am / in Opinion, World

Dictating Oil

Last Sunday, February 19, I opened the New York Times homepage to check in with the rest of the globe and found the startling headline: “Iran Halts Oil Exports to Britain and France.”

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by / on January 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

And Then There Was Un

On December 17, 2011, North Korea lost Kim Jong-il ­– its “Dear Leader” – to a heart attack. Without missing a beat, North Korea’s state-run media anointed his third son Kim Jong-un as the “Great Successor” and placed the fate of the North Korean people squarely in his 28-year-old hands. One look at North Korea’s pudgy new protagonist is enough to make me worry not only about the fate of the North Korean people, but about the future security of the East Asian region as a whole.

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by / on November 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

TPP, ASAP

At the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Honolulu, President Obama continued his march towards massive free trade expansion, and the most prominent headlines from the summit had to do with a the radical new proposal for a mega free trade area—the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (TPP).

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by / on November 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Oh Me Oh My (Oh Myanmar)

As the geopolitical chessboard of Asia evolves, it is becoming clear that Myanmar is an increasingly critical piece. Still Myanmar’s future is both crucial and uncertain.

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by / on November 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Opinion

Red Sky at Morning

Since the beginning of its economic reforms in 1978, the People’s Republic of China has become our lender and our factory, our second-largest trading partner and our number one economic competitor.

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Defeatism Denied

Eight Reasons Why This Will Not Be “The Chinese Century”

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by / on October 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Opinion

Carry On Wayward Empire

Here’s the good news: the United States has enjoyed 20 years of unchallenged and unprecedented supremacy as a world power. The bad news?

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