The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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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

Translation: Su Shi's poem 'Red Cliff Meditation' 赤壁懷古

February 28, 2014
China Business Intelligence

A number of readers have asked me to post my translation of Su Shi's (Su Dongpo's) 'Red Cliff Meditation' - 赤壁懷古.

From the Financial Times - Why do we suppose the US dollar remains strong?

February 6, 2014
From the Financial Times - 


FT: Snowden's "creepy" ties with Russia

February 6, 2014

. . . .interesting review . . . . but I think when Mr. McGregor says "creepy" he means "suspiciously damning".


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