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    Economic Leadership Starts at Home

    China is taking over the world! A lot of people believe this. And a few very smart people point to China as being a huge external creditor as a main reason. These people have a point about China’s growing influence, but it is a much exaggerated one. The world’s top … More

    Morning Bell: A Force for Liberty from China to Cuba

    On Saturday night, blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in Newark, N.J., after escaping seven years of persecution in China. With the sweet land of liberty under his feet, Chen breathed the free air and remarked, “We should link our arms to continue in the fight for the goodness in … More

    Chen Guangcheng: The Value of One Voice

    Activist Chen Guangcheng and his immediate family are out of China. This is a good thing, and the Obama Administration deserves credit for making it happen. There will be plenty of opportunity for the American political system to assess the Administration’s initial handling of the matter and what it says about its … More

    'I Cannot Be Silent': Chen Guangcheng Speaks on Abuse, Forced Abortion

    Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng called into a congressional hearing again yesterday, detailing reported abuse of his relatives and friends in the wake of his escape. When lauded for his courage and tireless advocacy for victims of forced abortion and involuntary sterilization, Chen simply remarked, through translation: “I am not a … More

    Standoff Between China and an American Ally in the Pacific

    American policymakers would do well to keep a close eye on the latest developments in the South China Sea involving China and the Philippines, a formal U.S. security treaty ally. It could have major implications for the U.S. Since early April, Chinese and Philippine government ships have been confronting each … More

    Growing Uncertainty at the Top in Beijing

    The Chinese leadership situation just became even more convoluted, as the official responsible for internal security, Zhou Yongkang, has been forced to relinquish his responsibilities. While it is impossible to be sure, one possibility is that a formal removal from office may be in the offing. Zhou, responsible for China’s … More

    Between the Lines in China

    There is a lot going on in China today, this week, this month, this year. There’s internal Chinese politics. There’s U.S.–China politics. There’s concern about the Chinese economy. There are hints of possible economic reform. Amid all the shouting, something is happening low on the radar that could turn out … More

    The Horror Behind Chen Guangcheng's Escape

    The ongoing drama behind the story of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng continues to unfold daily. After spending four years in prison and two years on house arrest being beaten for standing up for human rights — specifically against China’s One-Child policy — he escaped. But that is the beginning. Heritage … More

    Expulsion of American Reporter from China Should Prompt U.S. Action

    News yesterday of the expulsion of Melissa Chan, an American reporting for Al-Jazeera in China, brings into stark focus the great disparity between the U.S. willingness to grant visas to Chinese journalists—who are then allowed complete freedom to report in the U.S.—and the difficulty that foreign journalists have in not … More

    The Chinese Minister of Defense Visited America, and All I Got Was…?

    The Chinese minister of defense, General Liang Guanglie, is currently visiting the United States, and as usual, he is getting the red carpet rolled out for him. He is meeting Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and visiting a number of U.S. military installations, including Southern Command and Fort Benning. General … More