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    How the Party Says China's Economy Is Doing

    Those interested in whether China tells the truth about its economy should hold tightly to one fact: The State Statistical Bureau publishes what the Communist Party allows it to publish. That the entire government is a tool of the Party is the foundation of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) … More

    Deterring Economic Espionage

    The House is considering new legislation concerning economic espionage. While the private sector should play the key role in combating this, there is bipartisan support for policy measures—and with good reason. The U.S. relies on innovation. It has become more important in driving internal growth and, externally, America’s comparative advantage … More

    Morning Bell: Transportation Secretary Wants Us to Be Like Communist China

    China’s attempt at a high-speed rail network is fraught with corrupt officials, impossible costs, and deadly safety failures. But U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wishes America would follow it as a model. LaHood told The Cable last week: The Chinese are more successful [in building infrastructure] because in their country, … More

    South China Sea: China Drops a Bombshell

    On June 28, during a press briefing by the Chinese Ministry of Defense, Chinese military press spokesman Senior Colonel Geng Yansheng released a bombshell. Asked by an unnamed correspondent about China’s response to Vietnamese air force patrols near the Spratly Islands, Geng made the usual declaration about China’s claims to … More

    Bashing China Won’t Fix Our Economy

    Both ends of the political spectrum seem to be competing to be tougher on China economic issues. They’re both wrong. Chinese policy does warp the global economy in a number of ways, but 99 percent of our current problems is of our own making. Bashing China feels good but accomplishes … More

    India Chooses Poverty

    When Indian officials are pressed about their failed policies, they typically talk about their nation’s fundamentals still being sound. Most observers (even most critics) accept this, but what if India’s fundamentals were, in fact, deteriorating? Recent policy failures have expanded to include a long delay in the Land Titling Bill. … More

    Chinese Activist Learning English Through Declaration of Independence

     Despite its problems, the American higher education system remains the envy of the world. Students pour in from around the globe to study here, including more than 150,000 from China in 2011. But one student, here for the first time this year, has a higher profile than most. And he’s … More

    A Picture of State-Sanctioned Horror

    The image circulating online of a Chinese woman lying next to her dead child, reportedly killed after a forced abortion at seven months, has renewed international outrage over the atrocities of China’s one-child policy. The over three-decades-old policy that severely restricts the number of children allowed per couple in China … More

    Missile Defense Protection Against Iran Far Outweighs Objections from Russia or China

    As the Obama Administration continues to pursue what can at best be described as a tepid commitment to missile defense, it nonetheless continues to draw condemnation from Russian and Chinese officials who describe U.S. and NATO plans to enhance missile defense capabilities throughout Europe as “destabilizing.” All the while, Russia … More

    America’s Response to China’s Challenge in Space

    Sometime in the next week, most likely this weekend, China will launch Shenzhou-IX, its fourth crewed mission into space. If all proceeds according to plan, this mission will see the Chinese engage in their first manned docking, as the Shenzou-IX spacecraft links with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab. The Chinese … More