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US Elections and China

The 2012 US elections are taking place on Tuesday, 6 November, 2012. President Barack Obama, and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney are facing off in this year’s elections. While the outcome of the elections will have a great impact on … Continue reading

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Study Questions and Vocabulary: Japan-China Relations

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 八个阶段 bā ge jiēduàn eight phases (PN) 古代中国 gǔdaì Zhōngguó ancient China (N) 神奇的东海 shénqí de Dōnghǎi the magical “Eastern Seas” (NP) 对徐福的研究 duì Xú Fú de yánjiū studies of Xu … Continue reading

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Brain Drain (Réncái liúshī 人才流失)

Cong CAO NB. This article is a preview sample. Please do not quote or reference it in official publications. China’s people have been studying overseas for more than 150 years, but the number staying in the West rose steadily after … Continue reading

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Bringing the World to Beijing

A well-known global PR firm and China’s Olympic Committee search for the right way to present China to the world. Continue reading

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Communications, External (Duìwài chuánbō 对外传播)

GUO Ke External communication refers to broadcast information that is meant for a foreign audience. Similar to the United States’ Voice of America and the BBC’s world services in the U.K., China employs a vast array of media outlets (in … Continue reading

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Military Modernization (Jūn shì de xiàndàihuà 军事的现代化)

James A. LEWIS Sailors from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. China’s intentions in modernizing its military are largely unclear to the outside world, but many experts believe that China wants to build forces that … Continue reading

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Self-Strengthening Movement (Yángwù Yùndòng 洋务运动)

Charles DOBBS Prince Gong, a member of the ruling clan of the Qing dynasty and one of the chief proponents of liberal reform that aimed to strengthen the empire against Western encroachment. The Self-Strengthening Movement, which began in 1861, was … Continue reading

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Africa-China Relations (Fēizhōu hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 非洲和中国的外交关系)

Carla P. FREEMAN Chinese trade, investment, and aid contribute to growth in Africa, but China’s growing presence on the continent has caused rising international concern as observers debate China’s strategic motivations. China’s presence in Africa is expanding, increasingly complex, and … Continue reading

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Twenty-One Demands (Èrshí Yī Tiáo Yāoqiú 二十一条要求)

Alan BAUMLER The economic and political ultimatums presented to China by Japan in 1915 are called the “Twenty-One Demands.” They marked the beginning of Japan’s emergence as the most aggressive foreign power pressuring China. In January 1915 the Japanese government … Continue reading

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Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (Hépíng Gòngchǔ Wǔ Xiàng Yuánzé 和平共处五项原则)

Geoffrey C. GUNN Zhou Enlai, who met in 1953 and 1954 with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India to discuss China’s invasion of Tibet, an act that accentuated the age-old tensions between the two countries. NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Originating in talks … Continue reading

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