China keeps sending seemingly contradictory signals, indicating that it is not ready for any meaningful compromise on the border but also that it wants a non-confrontational relationship with India.
China’s heavy pollution is mainly a result of the country’s reliance on coal and heavy industry.
The Chinese-Russian energy alliance is a product of growing bilateral relations, but it also reflects developments in the global energy market and in non-energy geopolitics.
While Beijing has already made improvements in developing cleaner energy, the counry’s use of coal as its primary source of energy still poses a considerable challenge.
China’s coal-dependent economy, the overabundance of cars in Beijing, and the arid and windy climate are some of the chief causes of air pollution in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei.
Turkey’s planned new canal and a missile defense system both send the message that Turkey will go its own way, swiftly and irrespective of the country’s international environment and commitments.
Unless Delhi brings greater clarity to the interpretation of the nuclear liability act and the regulations for its implementation, India's hopes of building an advanced nuclear power industry at home and exporting nuclear reactors and services around the world will come to naught.
The problems of some regions affect the entire world, no matter how far away they are.
Those who think “spheres of influence” is an outdated idea in international relations should take a close look at China’s charm offensive in Southeast Asia.
#8;Although the Chinese coal industry has been targeted as the country’s main source of pollution, traffic may well be the main cause of air pollution in Beijing.
The Arctic is a critical global commons that needs to be protected and preserved and the Arctic Council could have an important role in ensuring that countries don’t seek short-term self-interests.
Obama’s absence from the APEC meeting is a disappointment for U.S. partners in Asia, but Washington can recover its credibility in the region by rescheduling meetings and pushing forward on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Ideally, the parties will be able to return to the Six-Party Talks framework one day with all countries genuinely working toward the central goal of North Korea’s denuclearization. But the prospect of that happening anytime soon looks increasingly remote.
China’s misreading of the likelihood of U.S. intervention in Syria cost Beijing an opportunity to position itself as a global power.
The key to relieving Beijing’s traffic congestion and high pollution levels is to manage the use of cars rather than to restrict their purchase.
It is important to understand the role of nuclear weapons in the grand strategies of key Asian states and the impact of these capabilities—both established and latent—on regional and international stability.
The Chinese Dream, an idea floated by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has far-reaching implications for every part of society in China.
Pakistani luminaries met with Chinese luminaries a few months ago, and their handshake will translate into a brand new 1,000-MW power reactor–Kanupp-2–being plunked down into the middle of Pakistan’s mega-metropolis Karachi.
Malaysia and China should put in place processes, institutions, and measures to realize a strategic relationship that benefits both countries and the region.
The apparent unanimity of viewpoints within China on cybersecurity suggests that this issue will remain a major source of tension and differences in the Sino-U.S. relationship.
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