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An attempt at providing (relatively) unbiased -- and highly curated -- content about all things China.
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DECLARATION ON THE CONDUCT OF PARTIES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

External Relations - China : Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, Phnom Penh, 4 November 2002
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The US Isn’t Challenging China’s Claims in the South China Sea — Yet

The US Isn’t Challenging China’s Claims in the South China Sea — Yet | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
Inaccurate media portrayals of the Navy’s flights over Chinese islands are needlessly turning up the heat in a disputed region.
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Opinio Juris » Blog Archive Dear World Media: The U.S. is NOT Challenging China's Territorial Claims in the South China Sea (Yet) - Opinio Juris

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Chinese Universities Told to Recruit a Student 'Army' to Patrol the Internet

Chinese Universities Told to Recruit a Student 'Army' to Patrol the Internet | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
The Communist Youth League wants a legion of undergraduates to help promote Chinese ideology online, a move that could threaten academic freedom.
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Changing China policy: Are we in search of enemies?

Changing China policy: Are we in search of enemies? | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
In the inaugural Brookings China Strategy Paper, Jeff Bader evaluates the recent rhetoric towards China, and argues that the United States and China should work out their differences in a way that promotes continued economic dynamism and lowers tensions in the region.
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The American Century is over: How our country went down in a blaze of shame

The American Century is over: How our country went down in a blaze of shame | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
We face a triple crisis in foreign policy, economics and democracy. Here's how it all went to hell
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How Russia, China, and IS Have Made the US Popular Again

How Russia, China, and IS Have Made the US Popular Again | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War.
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The Chinese military has a new secret weapon: Lightning-fast trains

The Chinese military has a new secret weapon: Lightning-fast trains | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
The People's Liberation Army is starting to move fast
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The BRICS Summit: A shadow of the former self it never was

The BRICS Summit: A shadow of the former self it never was | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
The BRICS are gathering in Ufa, Russia on July 9 for their seventh annual Summit. When this group came into being, in the turbulent days of the global financial crisis, it was heralded both as the future of economic growth and as a new grouping that was set to challenge the West for the leadership of the international order. How things have changed.
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Chinese Buyers Replace Canadians as Top Foreign Buyers of U.S. Homes

Chinese Buyers Replace Canadians as Top Foreign Buyers of U.S. Homes | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
Buyers from China purchased $28.6 billion of properties in the U.S. in the year ending in March 2015
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Outcry over sexy photo shoot featuring naked model at Beijing’s Forbidden City

Outcry over sexy photo shoot featuring naked model at Beijing’s Forbidden City | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
Scantily-clad model photographed amid the tourists at the former imperial palace in the centre of China’s capital
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5 Reasons Chinese Property Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet

Here are five reasons why China watchers shouldn't pop the Champagne corks yet.
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US condemns China's land reclamation in South China Sea

US condemns China's land reclamation in South China Sea | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
Top US official's call for
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Why China Has the Right to 'Build Sovereignty' in the South China Sea

Why China Has the Right to 'Build Sovereignty' in the South China Sea | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI -- There are many ways to dispel suspicion and build trust other than by sending a warship or spy plane into the contested space and water in the name of free navigation or innocent passage, either to invite a fiasco or test respective ability to deescalate at the last minute.
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Opinio Juris » Blog Archive China Defends Itself on South China Sea: "We are against the arbitrary distortion of the international law." - Opinio Juris

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Why the United States and China Are on a Collision Course - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Why the United States and China Are on a Collision Course - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
Given the nature of intentions, there is little Washington and Beijing will be able to do or say to persuade the other side that it has and will always have peaceful intentions. In tomorrow's Asia, great power conflict is destiny.
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As possibility of third world war exists, China needs to be prepared - People's Daily Online

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Does China Want a Cold War?

Does China Want a Cold War? | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
A new video by PLA generals suggest that some in the CCP are eager for a Cold War with Washington.
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The Coffee-Drinker's Guide to China

The Coffee-Drinker's Guide to China | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
What does it take to find a great cup of coffee in the Middle Kingdom?
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Here’s the Defining National Security Question of Our Time

Here’s the Defining National Security Question of Our Time | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
We asked 20 experts whether great powers might ever go to war again.
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Hong Kong Legislature Rejects Beijing-Backed Election Plan

Hong Kong Legislature Rejects Beijing-Backed Election Plan | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it

In the end, it was the pro-democracy camp that killed a proposal for direct election of the city’s top leader, citing Beijing’s limits on who could be a candidate.

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Why Hong Kong’s next election really matters

Why Hong Kong’s next election really matters | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
Hong Kong’s next vote for Chief Executive (CE)—scheduled for 2017—offers a narrow pathway for improving democratic governance. The question is will a few of Hong Kong’s democratic legislators recognize the opportunity and make the necessary compromises.
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‘We are the Heirs of Communism,’ Now With Drones, Boy Bands

‘We are the Heirs of Communism,’ Now With Drones, Boy Bands | "Must Read": China | Scoop.it
The Communist Youth League's International Children's Day video has everything: drones, gymnasts, red scarves, and Yao Ming playing basketball with schoolboys.
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