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China



  • Is This the End of Hong Kong?

    Sweeping new laws, justified by claims for security amid political protests, threaten to eliminate independence from Beijing in Hong Kong's political and civil life. 


  • Who Can Learn From Taiwan? Apparently not WHO

    by Keith Clark

    The World Health Organization is unable to effectively learn from Taiwan's response to COVID-19 because the agency adheres to a "One China" policy that doesn't recognize both the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. 



  • Shanghai’s Past, Hong Kong’s Future

    by James Carter and Jeffrey Wasserstrom

    The story of Hong Kong and Shanghai isn’t simply a defining story of the last two centuries of Chinese history. It is really the story of all world cities around the globe today: how they thrive and how they decline.


  • The Real Thucydides Trap

    by Waller R. Newell

    Classical histories are in vogue as explanations for the Coronavirus-fueled tensions between the United States and China. A political science scholar argues that an influential theory gets Thucydides backwards.


  • Turn out the Lights: When the Last American Diplomats Fled China

    by Joe Renouard

    The U.S. diplomats who left China in 1949 left oral histories that are now archived at the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. Their stories warning how how misunderstandings, misplaced hopes, and missed opportunities can poison relations between great powers.


  • The World is Losing another Historic Generation

    by Robert Mark Spaulding

    We cannot prevent the passing away of China’s last generation from the pre-communist era, but we can do our part in helping to preserve the ancient culture they knew, so that it does not vanish completely with them. 



  • Why Did China Detain a Japanese History Professor?

    The China-related story that most agitated the minds of Japanese academia this fall was undoubtedly the arrest of Iwatani Nobu, a professor of modern Chinese history at Hokkaidō University, detained in early September on suspicion of spying during a trip to Beijing.


  • China Needs to Change Strategy After Hong Kong Elections

    by Kevin M. Shanley

    With the depth of dissatisfaction in Hong Kong now made patently clear at the ballot box, China and Xi now face a difficult choice. Will it double down on repression or listen to the people and choose a new course that will require some compromise?