As U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, China is poised to act as a stabilizing force in the region, reaping the benefits of American military efforts. Though the Chinese are not significantly or directly contributing to Afghan security by means of military involvement or aid, economic potential in the country is too attractive to […]

“China’s economic growth is unsteady, unbalanced, uncoordinated, and unsustainable,” admitted then-Premier Wen Jiabao at the annual meeting of China’s legislature in March 2007. The issue facing the Chinese Politburo in 2007, and still today, is not igniting economic growth, but rather reining in such exorbitant development.  Contrary to Wen Jiabao’s concerns over the fragile state […]

The Internet, a virtual space existing somewhere beyond the physical world, has become an engine for actual, tangible change. From Cairo to Moscow, bloggers, Facebook-users and Tweeters have exposed corrupt officials, initiated political discourse, and even incited revolutions. China, however, is a nation that has thus far managed to avoid devastating uprisings. Surprisingly, this seems […]

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