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The U.S. and China Announce Major Trade Deals

The U.S. and China Announce Major Trade Deals

The presidents of the United States and China have agreed to take a stronger stance against North Korea for its development of nuclear weapons, while also opening new channels of trade between the two countries. Key to this economic relationship will be $250 billion in new deals between U.S. companies and Chinese firms, the two […]

China’s Coal Economy Under Fire

China’s Coal Economy Under Fire

Shanxi Province in the Chinese city of Taiyuan has historically been known as Coal Country. Here, coal doesn’t only put food on the table for millions. It also fuels the region’s culture. In fact, the city houses a national coal museum dedicated to teaching visitors the importance of coal to the entire country. It is […]

Can Taiwan Become Bargaining Chip Between U.S. and China on North Korean Issue?

Can Taiwan Become Bargaining Chip Between U.S. and China on North Korean Issue?

As United States President Trump completes his five-nation trip across Asia, foreign policy experts in Taiwan are keeping a close eye on the words exchanged between the former real-estate mogul and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Some fear that U.S.-Taiwan relations would be downgraded in exchange for a stronger Chinese stance against North Korea’s nuclear weapons […]

Scholars Share Support for Middle Way Approach to Tibet Issue

Scholars Share Support for Middle Way Approach to Tibet Issue

Scholars, activists and policy experts from around the globe came together to defend the the Middle Way Approach of the Central Tibetan Administration during the the seventh annual International Conference on Tibet. “The exile Tibetan community is like a flowing river,” said City University of New York Professor Ming Xia  “Although they have left the […]

China Stops Short on Pledges to Share Technology in a Disputed Sea

China Stops Short on Pledges to Share Technology in a Disputed Sea

A wind turbine installation vessel, developed in China for use near its coasts, is sparking new hope that the dominant party in a six-way maritime sovereignty dispute will share technology. But analysts warn Beijing seldom brings in outsiders. The Chinese government has a wide technological lead in the South China Sea sovereignty dispute with Taiwan […]

As Trump Heads to E. Asia, Tillerson Takes More Forceful Tone Towards Beijing

As Trump Heads to E. Asia, Tillerson Takes More Forceful Tone Towards Beijing

After what U.S. officials said was several months of deliberation among President Donald Trump’s national security team, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently took a rather strident tone towards China in a major speech that came just weeks before Trump’s first state visit to China. “The United States seeks constructive relations with China, but we […]

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions. The drill on Tuesday simulated a collision between a Chinese passenger ship and a Cambodian cargo vessel off south China’s Guangdong province. It involved about 1,000 rescuers aboard […]

The Real Return from Belt and Road

The Real Return from Belt and Road

China’s Belt and Road, a trillion dollar trade initiative, was this week solidified into the country’s constitution. But some analysts say the move comes with some big risks. Morgan Stanley reports that the project aims to invest up to $1.2 trillion in roads, railways, power grids and ports along the centuries-old Silk Road in the […]

Archaeologist Uncover Shipwreck Dating Back to Genghis Khan

Archaeologist Uncover Shipwreck Dating Back to Genghis Khan

Along the site of an old construction site, a group of Chinese scientists found the muddy remains of a wooden ship that dated back more than 700 years to the era of Genghis Khan. The 70-ft long vessel housed more than 100 artifacts, according to the paper published by Chinese Cultural Relics. According to the […]

What Does Xi’s Lingering Role as President Mean for China?

What Does Xi’s Lingering Role as President Mean for China?

China’s congress has revealed the ruling Communist Party’s leadership with no successor to President Xi Jinping — effectively consolidating his power until 2022. On Tuesday, the party also voted to include Xi’s name and “Xi Jinping Thought” into the Constitution, which may ensure his legacy lives on even after he steps down. China named the […]