Real estate is one of the most important sectors of the Chinese economy, and for years has one way or another driven much of the country’s economic growth. But in January, the number of houses bought and sold across China dropped precipitously compared to the same time last year.
The price at which properties were [...]
The Obama administration appears to be launching a new diplomatic push to prevent China from imposing another destabilizing air defense zone over international waters.
China watchers say the administration’s pushback against China is probably too little, too late, as China reportedly is making legal preparations for the new air defense zone over the South China [...]
Senior editor for the Washington Free Beacon Bill Gertz said the United States needs to tell the “truth about about China” to counter the quasi-communist country’s goal of becoming the world’s most dominant power Monday evening on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.
Gertz warned China’s inherently unstable combination of capitalist, [...]
THE greatest risk to Australia’s future security is a combination of China’s frightening economic growth and the possible withdrawal from the region of a weakened United States.
“China’s made claims over much of the South China Sea, provoking border disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines,’’ the paper says.
“In November 2013, China announced the [...]
How would have the influenza strain spread from China to North America and Europe? Humphries points to a historical footnote from World War I—the shipment of 94,000 laborers from northern China to southern England and France to free up able-bodied British and French citizens to fight on the front lines of the Western Front. During [...]
However, what is not in dispute is that significant portions of the earth, rather than follow the dictates of Progress and Rationalism, are simply harder and harder to govern, even as there is insufficient evidence of an emerging and widespread civil society. Civil society in significant swaths of the earth is still the province of [...]
A hard-line, anti-Western documentary film produced by the Chinese military called “Silent Contest,” circulated online in October 2013, revealed a troubling war-thirsty mind-set among the military. The video attempted to make the case that the United States is actively working to sabotage the Chinese government. Whoever leaked this video may not [...]
But there’s something else going on here. All this flag waving and saber rattling is a classic ploy used by authoritarian governments facing public unrest at home. By creating all these tensions with the neighbors (and the United States) China leads many Chinese to think less about corruption and government mismanagement within China and more [...]
Echoes of 1914
It isn’t that either Japan or China wants war necessarily — though both are arming noticeably.
What’s more likely going on in the East China Sea is that two of the world’s largest economies — China is No. 2 and Japan No. 3 — have ramped up their bullhorn rivalry as a means of deflecting attention from their [...]
“There are growing concerns that this pattern of behavior in the South China Sea reflects incremental effort by China to assert control over the area contained in the so-called ‘nine-dash line’ despite objections of its neighbors and despite the lack of explanation or apparent basis under international law regarding the scope of the claim itself,” [...]