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By Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing  Not even two years into what will almost certainly be a ten-year tenure as China’s president,...

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By Yasheng Huang By most accounts, China is one of the most entrepreneurial countries on earth. According to the widely cited Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM),...

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By Jeremy Garlick China’s Belt and Road Initiative, also known as “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR), is a grand plan to connect East Asia with...

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Time for Asian-style diplomacy, not the US, to take the lead on North Korea

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BRICS – A Future in Limbo?

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How the 2016 Election Mirrors Failure of US Democracy, and the Implications on Sino-US...

By Zhang Zhixin The election mirrors failure of US democracy by showing that the party elites try to manipulate the primary process, the election system...

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