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Britain Outside Europe? The Chinese View
Britain Outside Europe? The Chinese View

China would lose its European free-market ally

21/02/2014 | by Lirong Liu | United Kingdom, European Union

With the Chinese snubbing London for Brussels, Paris, and Berlin on President Xi Jinping's spring European visit and arguing that “Britain is easily replaceable in China’s European foreign policy,” it is clear that the UK's influence on China – including its desirability as a single-market location for East Asian investment – is far greater within the EU than without.

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Chinese Checkers
Chinese Checkers

Why and how Germany should promote human rights in China

17/02/2014 | by Andrew Nathan | China, Human Rights

The West works in its own interest when it fights basic human rights abuses around the world. The significance of German-Chinese relations makes the pursuit of human rights goals in China easier for Germany than for its European neighbors, though all would benefit from closer cooperation in keeping human rights on the agenda and coordination in focusing on the issues that matter most.


Maneuvering the Third Way
How the West can best engage China’s new generation of reformers
19/04/2013 | by Andreas Fulda
Neither pro-establishment intellectuals nor anti-establishment protesters possess sufficient clout to convince party cadres that democratic reform in China is a necessity, leaving the West unsure whom to support. Yet a growing if disparate group of “trans-establishment” reformers, successfully navigating the delicate balancing act between party-state ties and sympathy for civil society, may prove a winning bet.
Category Government and Society, East Asia, Asia
Who’s Afraid of BRICS?
Can Europe deal with the emerging global powers?
17/04/2013 | by Josef Janning
Should the Europeans fear the growing influence of the BRICS power consortium? Europe's normative and strategic influence over the rising powers is minimal. But the BRICS rise does not have to force a decline in the Union's global stature. Europe’s economic future is significantly tied to the development of these countries and the EU needs to use the assets it does have to engage Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Category Trade, Emerging Market Economies, Economy and Finance, Conflict-Prevention, Conflicts and Strategies, Arms Trade, Military Economy, Security, G8/G20, Global Institutions, ASEAN, Regional Organizations, Law & Institutions, IP-Forsa-Frage, Gegen den Strich, Brazil, South America, Latin America, Russia, Eastern Europe, Europe, India, South Asia, China, East Asia, Asia, Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa
China’s Economic Path Forward
How to facilitate Chinese efforts to promote its economic interests
21/09/2012 | by Youfa Liu
China has been fine-tuning its national economic structure to increase its competitiveness in the world economy and take advantage of the immense potential of global industrial production chains. The financial crisis has given China an additional boost: bestowing Beijing with more equal footing in economic governance institutions, offering favorable conditions for further national development, and facilitating China’s efforts to protect and promote its national interests.
Category Economy and Finance, China, East Asia, Asia
Mongolian Luck
How Mongolia could become the Norway of Central Asia
08/02/2012 | by Justus Krüger
“To Search for the Hermit and Not to Find Him” is the title of an old Chinese poem from Jia Dao, an author from the Tang Dynasty. This poem crossed my mind as I rumbled over the porous sand tracts in the dusty slums outside of Ulan Bator in a Jeep with my acquaintance Tsedved.
Category Political Culture, Government and Society, Mongolia, East Asia, Asia
America or Asia?
How an old hegemon can cooperate with the new super power China
31/10/2011 | by Maximilian Terhalle
How steady is the “liberal leviathan” United States? Will the “American world order” persist? And what distinguishes power and hegemony in the 21st century? Despite Asia’s continuing rise, three notable authors are certain that America will remain the essential world power.
Category Trade, Government and Society, Finance, Economy and Finance, United States of America, China, East Asia, Asia, North America
A Sum of Parts
Grading Europe’s efforts beyond its borders
01/09/2011 | by Hans Kundnani
European foreign policy takes shape as much by design as by a lack thereof: discordant member state solo efforts or semi-coordinated nonfeasance are part of the broader EU foreign policy picture. The European Council on Foreign Relations has taken on a grading of this wide field of EU action abroad. One conclusion: pay attention to your neighbors!
Category International Policy/Relations, Western Europe, Turkey, China, Europe, East Asia, Asia
Local Angles Everywhere
The frustrating provincialism of Germany's international news coverage
01/09/2011 | by Henning Hoff
During my first internship at a local paper I met a colleague who specialized in finding the “local angle” to every “big,” and not so big, story. If Germany’s evening newscast reported that violence inspired by left-leaning radicals was nationally on the rise, she would go looking for local punk troubles the next day. Had farmers at the other end of Germany grappled with this or that livestock disease, then the mission would be to find out what local farmers had to say about this.
Category International Policy/Relations, Germany, Japan, Norway, Northern Europe, Asia, Europe, Western Europe, East Asia
Between Confrontation and Cooperation
Is there a security role for the European Union on the Korean Peninsula?
With the Six-Party Talks at a stalemate, the European Union may need to step in with soft diplomacy. As the security environment on the Korean Peninsula deteriorates, more active engagement from the European Union could contribute to the long-term stability of the peninsula.
Category Arms Control and WMD, Security, Fragile States, European Union, Conflicts and Strategies, Asia, South Korea, North Korea, East Asia
America's Asian Ambitions
Under Obama, multilateralism is still instrumental
30/04/2010 | by Josef Braml
The Obama administration’s overtures to Asia have been unmistakable. Does this leave the United States’ old ally Europe out of the equation? Not necessarily, argues German analyst Josef Braml. But Europe’s best offer may be in helping foot the bill for a global NATO.
Category Transatlantic Relations, International Policy/Relations, United States of America, Asia, China, Europe, East Asia, North America
Limits to Growth in China, too
China’s inefficient development model makes its economy vulnerable
The financial crisis has exposed structural problems in the Chinese economy: Its export trade is suffering from the slump in global demand. Bejing has underwritten investments, social programs, and subsidies to stimulate domestic demand, with little regard to the long-term environmental consequences.
Category Development Policy, Economy and Finance, China, East Asia, Asia
“US-Russian relations were at a 25-year low”
IP-Global Edition interviews the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Dmitri Trenin
01/06/2009 | by Dmitri Trenin
The recession revives US-Russia relations.
Category Financial Crisis, Finance, Economy and Finance, International Policy/Relations, Russia, United States of America, North America, East Asia, Asia
The Pitfalls of Chinese Populism
The fits and starts of reform in a modernizing China
01/01/2009 | by Yu Liu
The current Beijing administration inherited a China ridden with social conflict. The new government took a utilitarian rather than an institutional approach; it enacted a series of populist policies without significantly reforming political structures. Such efforts have been well-received by the general public, but their sustainability is questionable.
Category Political System, Government and Society, China, East Asia, Asia
China: Partner—or Ward?
Strengthening cooperation means treating China with respect
01/07/2008 | by Pang Zhongying
China’s opening up is a process of learning and adapting to international conventions. These norms have significantly influenced -China’s recent evolution and today it is ready to participate actively in a rules-based global order. Political differences will persist, but they should not impede this important process.
Category Security, Humanitarian Intervention, Conflicts and Strategies, Climate and Environment, Climate Change, China, East Asia, Asia
Renewal or Irrelevance
Asia’s ascendance and the case for systemic reform of global governance
01/07/2008 | by Hitoshi Tanaka
Asia’s new prominence portends the end of the post-Cold War order and a systemic shift in the global distribution of power. The greater international community must reform the outdated institutions of global governance to reflect this changing balance of power. The development of a regional and rules-based architecture in East Asia will help ensure a smooth transition into a new global era.
Category Regional Organizations, Law & Institutions, East Asia, Asia
Renewal or Irrelevance
Asia’s ascendance and the case for systemic reform of global governance
01/07/2008 | by Hitoshi Tanaka
Asia’s new prominence portends the end of the post-Cold War order and a systemic shift in the global distribution of power. The greater international community must reform the outdated institutions of global governance to reflect this changing balance of power. The development of a regional and rules-based architecture in East Asia will help ensure a smooth transition into a new global era.
Category Global Institutions, Law & Institutions, East Asia, Asia
The Big East
Why the Western dominance of international institutions is untenable
28/11/2007 | by Kishore Mahbubani
As Asia proceeds down the path of regional economic integration, it looks to the EU as a successful model. However, there are several key differences between integration in Asia and in Europe, including the scope, sequence, and style of economic cooperation. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an impetus to an increasingly integrated Asia.
Category Law & Institutions, Global Institutions, World Bank, IMF, United Nations, Economy and Finance, Emerging Market Economies, Asia, China, East Asia, South Asia, India
Toward a New Concept of Asia
Asia should contribute to global values
28/11/2007 | by Kazuo Ogura
An East Asian community is coming to life. It is a fragile project that must overcome considerable obstacles. But if successful, it could institutionalize progress made on economic and social integration as well as consolidate a new vision of Asia and Asian values.
Category Law & Institutions, Emerging Market Economies, Economy and Finance, Government and Society, Political Culture, Asia, East Asia
A New Decade of Cooperation
Why China wants to deepen regional cooperation in East Asia
28/11/2007 | by Qian Qichen
Many powerful reasons speak in favor of East Asian regional cooperation. East Asia must build on its historical ties and take advantage of its thriving diversity to forge mutually beneficial economic integration, including free trade agreements, while establishing a regional security order and improving institution-building.
Category Economy and Finance, Trade, Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements, Asia, China, East Asia

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