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Florence Fang’s “100,000 Strong Foundation”: Education or Indoctrination?

Florence Fang’s “100,000 Strong Foundation”: Education or Indoctrination?

For the Communist Party, there is no such thing as education or cultural exchange for its own sake: everything is political, everything is ideological.

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Causeway Bay Incident: Swedish Diplomacy under Challenge

Causeway Bay Incident: Swedish Diplomacy under Challenge

The Causeway Bay Bookstore incident and Beijing’s response has posed a serious challenge to Sweden’s “human rights diplomacy.”

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Parallel Diplomacy in Conflict Resolution: Hope for a Safer World

Parallel Diplomacy in Conflict Resolution: Hope for a Safer World

Where governments are unable or unwilling to venture, at least publicly, for fear of losing credibility with their electorates or their allies, parallel diplomacy can offer a way forward.

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Chinese Government Front Groups Act in Violation of U.S. Law

Chinese Government Front Groups Act in Violation of U.S. Law

If Chinese government front groups are operating illegally in the United States, the U.S. government has a responsibility to act in the matter and enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

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China Teaches Kids to Catch Spies, Warns Women against Foreign Men

China Teaches Kids to Catch Spies, Warns Women against Foreign Men

China is now teaching kids to be spy-catchers and warning women against dating handsome foreigners who might be agents of a hostile government.

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China and Russia Join Hands for Internet Censorship

China and Russia Join Hands for Internet Censorship

China and Russia are trying to establish a system of their own for internet governance as an alternative to the “hegemonic” Western system they fear.

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Beijing Frets Over Hong Kong Independence Movement

Beijing Frets Over Hong Kong Independence Movement

Nearly two decades later, many in Hong Kong are calling for the territory to become an independent city-state along the lines of Singapore, which is probably what should have happened in the first place.

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Beijing’s Man in Bangkok: Wang Zhimin and the Thai-Chinese Soft Power Machine

Beijing’s Man in Bangkok: Wang Zhimin and the Thai-Chinese Soft Power Machine

Amorn Apithanakoon, known in Chinese as Wang Zhimin, is the CEO of one of Thailand’s biggest entertainment companies, Wang is also an officer in several Thai-Chinese “community organizations” that serve as political front groups for the Chinese government in Thailand. If Beijing succeeds in drawing Thailand into China’s authoritarian orbit, no small thanks will be due to his long years of pro-Beijing activism in the kingdom.

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GailForce: West 2016 Conference Part II

GailForce: West 2016 Conference Part II

The bottom line for me when comparing how one military will fare against another is not just the military equipment but also the tactics, techniques, and procedures used, or as the military says, TTPs.

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10 Characteristics of Chinese Diplomacy in the Xi Jinping Era

10 Characteristics of Chinese Diplomacy in the Xi Jinping Era

Since Xi Jinping the became supreme leader of the People’s Republic of China, the country’s foreign policy has shown greater proactivity and confidence, with more emphasis being placed on constructive engagement with international institutions.

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Why the EU Should Rebuff China’s MES Ambitions

Why the EU Should Rebuff China’s MES Ambitions

Granting the world’s largest trading nation Market Economy Status (MES) is one of the thorniest issues in Europe right now, splitting the continent and dividing public opinion. Critics of awarding China this rather obscure World Trade Organization status argue it would severely impact governments’ ability to slap anti-dumping duties on cheap Chinese imports.

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GailForce: West 2016 Conference – Navy Leaders Discuss the Latest in Maritime Strategy

GailForce:  West 2016 Conference – Navy Leaders Discuss the Latest in Maritime Strategy

Looking forward, it is clear that the challenges the Navy face are shifting in character, are increasingly difficult to address in isolation, and are changing quickly. This will require us to reexamine our approaches in every aspect of our operations.

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U.S. Announces New Freedom of Navigation Exercise in the South China Sea

U.S. Announces New Freedom of Navigation Exercise in the South China Sea

On Friday, the U.S. Navy officially announced another episode of its planned “freedom of navigation” series in the South China Sea, shortly after U.S. President Barack Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a nuclear summit in Washington.

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Chinese Nightmare: Education and Thought Control in Xi Jinping’s China

Chinese Nightmare: Education and Thought Control in Xi Jinping’s China

The smallest, most ordinary scrap of information can often speak volumes about the direction in which a nation is going. A case in point from China is a Fuzhou, Fujian Province public schools memo dated Feb. 29, 2016, on the subject of “moral education” and “education for the Chinese Dream.”

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U.S. Warns China Against an Exclusion Zone

U.S. Warns China Against an Exclusion Zone

On Wednesday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work warned Beijing against declaring an exclusion zone in the South China Sea, calling any potential announcement as “destabilizing,” and vowing the United States would not recognize such a zone.

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