The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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China's Middle Class

October 21, 2014
The Washington Post
Comment:  An illuminating datapoint for those interested in understanding China...
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2007 - China's Crown Princeling

September 24, 2014
Wall Street Journal Asia Friday-Sunday October 26 - 28, 2007

Who is Xi Jinping? It’s possibly the most important question in China today. At the 17th Party Congress, Mr. Xi was made head of the Party secretariat to the Standing Committee of the Politburo— which puts him in pole position to lead China when Hu Jintao steps down from the presidency in 2012. And if all goes to plan, he’ll be a far more powerful leader than Mr. Hu.

2002 - Hu's Hostility to the U.S.

September 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal Asia


FROM THE ARCHIVES: April 29, 2002 


Hu's Hostility to the U.S.




2005 - "'Tis Better to be Feared than Loved" - China’s Quest for Asia

June 3, 2014
Policy Review

'Tis Better to be Feared than Loved" - China’s Quest for Asia  


By Dana Dillon and John J. Tkacik Jr.


2006 - "Hedging" China

May 21, 2014
China Business Intelligence

 April 11, 2006

Pacific Pivot, Taiwan Fulcrum Maritime Taiwan and Power Transition in Asia

May 1, 2014
The US Strategic Pivot to Asia and Cross-Strait Relations: Economic and Security Dynamics

The banner headline of the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper was printed in large bold characters:  “Promoting the establishment of a powerful maritime nation” (海洋强国) is “a major component of the mission of socialism with Chinese characteristics.”  Thus spake Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on August 1, 2013, a date celebrated in China as “Army Day.”  General Secretary Xi’s choice of Army Day for his declaration signaled that this was not a mere civilian goal, but  more significantly a military one.

2014 - Why Taiwan's Protestors Stuck it Out

April 10, 2014
The Asia Society's "ChinaFile"

 The Asia Society ChinaFile


Why Taiwan’s Protestors Stuck It Out




October 2003: Taiwan's Independent Streak

April 1, 2014
The Wall Street Journal Asia

October 13, 2003

Taiwan Struggles in China's Trade Grip

April 1, 2014
The Washington Times

The Washington Times

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Spirit Visit to an Ancient Land" - Su Shi's Meditation on Red Cliff

March 1, 2014
The Wall Street Journal

  The Wall Street Journal 

March 1-2, 2014, Page C-13

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