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Can China achieve its goal of becoming a major soccer power?
In Taiwan, the old guard struggles to win the hearts and minds of the young
Livelihood issues set the tone for Taiwan’s presidential election, not its ‘sovereignty’ tussle with China
The strategic intentions behind Xi Jinping's meeting with Ma Ying-jeou
KMT's gamble on dogmatic presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu may backfire
DPP strengthens its hand for 2016 with landslide win in local elections
Declarations of loyalty a feature of China's dog-eat-dog politics

Soon after the official announcement that former security tsar Zhou Yongkang was under investigation, various provinces, cities and departments began lining up to declare their support for the wisdom and rectitude of Xi Jinping's decision.

17 Sep 2014 - 6:33PM

Soon after the official announcement that former security tsar Zhou Yongkang was under investigation, various provinces, cities and departments began lining up to declare their support for the wisdom and rectitude of Xi Jinping's decision.

Declarations of loyalty a feature of China's dog-eat-dog politics
China's ties with Latin America counter US rebalance policy

Xi Jinping's intense nine-day tour of Latin America last month yielded significant gains for Beijing's strategy in the region and in the broader strategic arena vis-à-vis the United States.

6 Aug 2014 - 4:01AM

Xi Jinping's intense nine-day tour of Latin America last month yielded significant gains for Beijing's strategy in the region and in the broader strategic arena vis-à-vis the United States.

China's ties with Latin America counter US rebalance policy
China's economic power buys British silence on human rights

For Prime Minister David Cameron and the British government, Premier Li Keqiang's recent visit could not have gone better.

24 Jun 2014 - 11:10AM

For Prime Minister David Cameron and the British government, Premier Li Keqiang's recent visit could not have gone better.

China's economic power buys British silence on human rights
China faces the new realities of US interference in its own backyard

Barack Obama used his recent Westpoint military academy address to outline his foreign policy for the remaining term of his presidency and set out the principles for American global leadership in the longer term.

9 Jun 2014 - 5:49AM

Barack Obama used his recent Westpoint military academy address to outline his foreign policy for the remaining term of his presidency and set out the principles for American global leadership in the longer term.

China faces the new realities of US interference in its own backyard
China must follow through on pledges to improve notorious petition system

In imperial times, many Chinese on the receiving end of injustices in the provinces would travel to the seat of the emperor in the hope of redress from a benevolent ruler.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:44PM

In imperial times, many Chinese on the receiving end of injustices in the provinces would travel to the seat of the emperor in the hope of redress from a benevolent ruler.

China must follow through on pledges to improve notorious petition system
China can't ignore workers' well-being if it wants to avert strikes

One of the world's largest footwear manufacturers, Yue Yuen, is in many ways typical. A Taiwanese firm listed in Hong Kong, it has numerous factories based in the southern China manufacturing belt, making shoes emblazoned with stripes and swooshes for sale around the world.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

One of the world's largest footwear manufacturers, Yue Yuen, is in many ways typical. A Taiwanese firm listed in Hong Kong, it has numerous factories based in the southern China manufacturing belt, making shoes emblazoned with stripes and swooshes for sale around the world.

China can't ignore workers' well-being if it wants to avert strikes
Taiwan protests: view from mainland China

The sudden eruption of student protests in Taiwan, ostensibly against the cross-strait services and trade agreement but incorporating wider concerns about President Ma Ying-jeou's government, has elicited minimal coverage in the mainland media.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The sudden eruption of student protests in Taiwan, ostensibly against the cross-strait services and trade agreement but incorporating wider concerns about President Ma Ying-jeou's government, has elicited minimal coverage in the mainland media.

Taiwan protests: view from mainland China
Sichuan tycoon Liu Han's fall underlines culture of political patronage

Chinese society has been enthralled by the case of Sichuan businessman Liu Han , who was charged last week with various violent crimes, including murder. But, as unusual and scandalous as the revelations about Liu's mafia-style operations are, of even greater significance is the identity of the political protectors behind him.

6 Mar 2014 - 4:28AM

Chinese society has been enthralled by the case of Sichuan businessman Liu Han , who was charged last week with various violent crimes, including murder. But, as unusual and scandalous as the revelations about Liu's mafia-style operations are, of even greater significance is the identity of the political protectors behind him.

Sichuan tycoon Liu Han's fall underlines culture of political patronage
Talk of Li Keqiang being sidelined is not backed by power shuffle

The appointment of Premier Li Keqiang to the Communist Party's powerful new state security committee should serve to dampen speculation inside and outside China that President Xi Jinping is weakening the role of his No 2 in a bid to consolidate power.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The appointment of Premier Li Keqiang to the Communist Party's powerful new state security committee should serve to dampen speculation inside and outside China that President Xi Jinping is weakening the role of his No 2 in a bid to consolidate power.

Talk of Li Keqiang being sidelined is not backed by power shuffle
Zhou Yongkang won't easily escape the net of Xi's corruption crackdown

Whispers surrounding President Xi Jinping's "tiger hunt" - a metaphor for going after corrupt senior government officials - have been circulating ever since he assumed the top positions in party and state in 2012.

10 Jan 2014 - 10:09PM

Whispers surrounding President Xi Jinping's "tiger hunt" - a metaphor for going after corrupt senior government officials - have been circulating ever since he assumed the top positions in party and state in 2012.

Zhou Yongkang won't easily escape the net of Xi's corruption crackdown