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San Francisco Politicians Pander to China on National Day

San Francisco Politicians Pander to China on National Day

Question: When was the last time the mayor of a major Chinese city attended an American Independence Day celebration or raised an American flag over the city hall? Answer: Never.

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Wu Jianmin’s Rational Diplomacy

Wu Jianmin’s Rational Diplomacy

On June 18th, former Chinese Ambassador to France Wu Jianmin died in a car accident. Without him, some expect hawkish views to become dominant in Beijing.

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China Censors Warn against Promotion of “Western Lifestyles” on TV

China Censors Warn against Promotion of “Western Lifestyles” on TV

Wishing to appear strong and confident, China's rulers only reveal their own weakness and fear through such absurd ideological campaigns.

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The South China Sea Dispute: Should China denounce the UNCLOS?

The South China Sea Dispute: Should China denounce the UNCLOS?

When the result of the arbitration on the South China Sea dispute was announced, the Chinese government and the public reacted strongly.

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Beijing Slices Sushi over Disputed Islands

Beijing Slices Sushi over Disputed Islands

Last week, some 200 Chinese fishing boats were escorted by 13 coast guard vessels to waters just off Japanese-controlled islands claimed by both countries.

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Singapore’s Wisdom in China’s Development: The ‘Guangdong Model’

Singapore’s Wisdom in China’s Development: The ‘Guangdong Model’

What is the ‘China Model’? Answers vary, and it seems impossible to reach a consensus. However, one can look at the case of Guangdong for clues.

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Kang Shen and the CCP from an IR Perspective

Kang Shen and the CCP from an IR Perspective

Kang Sheng was part of the first generation of international relations specialists in communist China and the designer of the “China–USSR Grand Debate”.

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Shell Game: China Plays Legal Trick to Delay Ruling

Shell Game: China Plays Legal Trick to Delay Ruling

Prior to the Hague's ruling on the dispute between Beijing and the Manila in the South China Sea, Chinese media announced a "legal challenge" to the case.

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Liu Xiaobo Plaza: Renaming of Streets as a Human Rights Tactic

Liu Xiaobo Plaza: Renaming of Streets as a Human Rights Tactic

In February, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza" in honor of the imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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Beijing Claims Wide Support in Dispute with Manila

Beijing Claims Wide Support in Dispute with Manila

A court in the Hague is due to issue this month a ruling on a case against China brought by the Philippines over maritime territory in the South China Sea.

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Chinese Implacable Defiance in the South China Sea

Chinese Implacable Defiance in the South China Sea

Tensions between China and the U.S. in the South China Sea dominated the issues at the now-concluded Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

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A Case of Improper Airmanship

A Case of Improper Airmanship

Coinciding with Kerry's visit to Beijing for high-level security talks, a Chinese fighter jet carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. spy plane.

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Beijing-by-the-Bay: China’s Hidden Influence in San Francisco

Beijing-by-the-Bay: China’s Hidden Influence in San Francisco

The China Overseas Exchange Association poses as an NGO while acting in fact as an overseas propaganda agency of the Chinese government and the Party.

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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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