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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 the United States and its citizens, it is also of great importance to the global community. What impact, for example, […]

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 Fu (NP) 中国正史 Zhōngguó zhèngshǐ Chinese standard histories (N) 起起落落 qǐqǐ luòluò ups and downs 四个高潮 sìgè gāocháo four “high tides” […]

Brain Drain (Réncái liúshī 人才流失)|Réncái liúshī 人才流失 (Brain Drain)

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 Please do not quote or reference it in official publications.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 China introduced its reform and opening-up policy in 1978. This trend has reversed somewhat in the twenty-first century, as returnees […]

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.

Communications, External (Duìwài chuánbō 对外传播)|Duìwài chuánbō 对外传播 (Communications, External)

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 dozens of languages, in addition to Chinese) to project a positive image to the world, with varying degrees of success. […]

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

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

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 are superior to those of its regional peers, that create the option for quick action against Taiwan if necessary, and […]

Self-Strengthening Movement (Yángwù Yùndòng 洋务运动)|Yángwù Yùndòng 洋务运动 (Self-Strengthening Movement)

Self-Strengthening Movement (Yángwù Yùndòng 洋务运动)|Yángwù Yùndòng 洋务运动 (Self-Strengthening Movement)

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 an effort by the Qing dynasty to restore power so China could resist Western encroachments, especially after the Second Opium […]

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

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

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 the object of growing controversy both among African nations and countries around the world. Chinese accounts of contemporary China-Africa relations […]

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

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 presented the Chinese government with a diplomatic ultimatum that came to be known as the “Twenty-One Demands.” Many of these […]

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

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

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 between China and India regarding Tibet in 1953 and 1954, the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence include mutual respect for […]