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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, […]

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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 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” […]

Great Britain–China Centre (Yīng-Zhōng Xiéhuì 英中协会)

Great Britain–China Centre (Yīng-Zhōng Xiéhuì 英中协会)

The opening ceremony of the Great Britain China Centre. The Great Britain–China Centre promotes good relations between the two nations, focusing on legal, judicial, and labor reform. The Great Britain–China Centre was founded on 16 July 1974 by British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan under the auspices of the British Council and with the help of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. […]

United States–China Relations (Měi-Zhōng wàijiāo guānxì 美中外交关系)

United States–China Relations (Měi-Zhōng wàijiāo guānxì 美中外交关系)

June GRASSO China and the United States have recently forged close economic ties, but relations between the two nations have often been marred by political tension. Beginning in the eighteenth century when the U.S. emerged as a nation during China’s Qing dynasty, through the Nationalist period, and for much of Chinese Communist Party rule, the two nations often clashed. In […]

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National Committee on United States–China Relations (Měi-Zhōng Guānxì Quánguó Wěiyuánhuì 美中关系全国委员会)

National Committee on United States–China Relations (Měi-Zhōng Guānxì Quánguó Wěiyuánhuì 美中关系全国委员会)

Left to right: Robert Scalapino, Stephen A. Orlins, and Lucien Pye, at the 3 May 2006 NCUSCR program “Past as Prologue.” For more than forty years the National Committee on United States–China Relations has sponsored educational and outreach programs aimed to help Americans gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of China. COURTESY OF NCUSCR. The National Committee on United […]

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Extraterritoriality (Zhìwàifǎquán 治外法权)

Extraterritoriality (Zhìwàifǎquán 治外法权)

Alan BAUMLER Guangzhou (Canton), China’s major trading port, in the late nineteenth century. Guangzhou was the only port open to foreign trade until the end of the First Opium War. In the five designated “treaty ports” that opened in 1842 as a result of the war, foreign concessions operated under the laws of their own land. Extraterritoriality, the principle that […]

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Energy Policy (Néngyuán zhèngcè 能源政策)

Energy Policy (Néngyuán zhèngcè 能源政策)

Trevor HOUSER and Daniel H. ROSEN Vast amounts of energy are needed to fuel China’s industrial plants, such as the Jia Yu Guan Steel Company. As China’s share of global energy swells, the country is forced to rely on international markets for more of the oil, gas, and coal it consumes. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Economic growth, especially as […]

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Pakistan-China Relations (Bājīsītǎn hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 巴基斯坦和中国的外交关系)

Pakistan-China Relations (Bājīsītǎn hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 巴基斯坦和中国的外交关系)

Urvashi ANEJA Diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China began in 1951, and relations between the two countries have been cooperative ever since, especially in the areas of defense, technology, and economics. China’s significant investment in Pakistan’s development, including monies for nuclear facilities, the port of Gwadar, and highways, helps China achieve access to natural resources and to extend its global […]

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United Kingdom–China Relations (Yīng-Zhōng wàijiāo guānxì 英中外交关系)

United Kingdom–China Relations (Yīng-Zhōng wàijiāo guānxì 英中外交关系)

Kerry BROWN China and the United Kingdom have a long history of relations—some contentious, some collaborative—with Hong Kong at the center. In the twenty-first century, both countries look toward cooperation. China and the United Kingdom, two nations that have greatly affected regional and world affairs for centuries, seemed destined by history to interact on a grand scale. Relations between the […]

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India-China Relations (Zhōng-Yìn wàijiāo guānxì 中印外交关系)

India-China Relations (Zhōng-Yìn wàijiāo guānxì 中印外交关系)

J. Mohan MALIK Existing in close proximity for thousands of years, the ancient civilizations of China and India had surprisingly little political interaction for most of that time. The twentieth century saw tensions between the two increase over disputed borders and geopolitical competition for power, influence, resources, and markets. How the relationship will develop and play out is an important […]

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