December 24, 2010

Economic Implications of China’s 5th Generation Leadership

With Vice President Xi Jinping’s recent appointment as Vice-Chairman of China’s powerful Central Military Commission, Hu Jintao’s successor is all but set. Xi now holds all […]
December 10, 2010

After the Flood: Pakistan Domestic Security and Implications for Sino-Pakistan Relations

Recovering from its worst flood in 80 years, Pakistan is facing—among a laundry list of woes—gas shortages, food and water scarcity, agricultural losses, infrastructural damage, and a […]
November 9, 2010

China’s Secret Co-orbital Satellites: The Quiet Surge in Space

The emergence of space as a strategic frontier in the Asia-Pacific has raised concerns that China’s nascent space capabilities could be employed in future military operations. […]
October 22, 2010

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Regional Powerhouse or Military Theatre?

According to official statements, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was officially founded to promote peaceful coexistence and dialogue between China, Russia, and Central Asian states. The SCO’s […]
September 15, 2010

China’s Rare Earth Monopoly

Rare earth elements are a key strategic resource for the 21st century. Although the global market is small compared to commodities such as oil or steel, […]
September 9, 2010

Birds of a Feather Flocking to Beijing

This week, China welcomed Burma’s reclusive dictator Than Shwe for a high profile state visit, which included meetings with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Than Shwe […]
August 30, 2010

Zeroing in on China – Africa trade tariffs

China’s burgeoning trade relationship with Africa was boosted by last month’s announcement that a zero-tariff scheme has been expanded tenfold to include 4762 products and commodities from 26 […]
August 13, 2010

ECFA and Beyond

The political whirlwind surrounding the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China left many questions still spinning in the air. Many pundits continue to […]
August 3, 2010

Second Artillery Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Brigade Facilities Under Construction in Guangdong?

By: Mark Stokes and Tiffany Ma | As the PRC’s Ministry of National Defense seems to be warming to the notion of discussing a possible withdrawal of missiles opposite Taiwan, the […]
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