Category Archives: China

Negotiating Dominance: China in the 21st Century

Will China Dominate the 21st Century? By Jonathan Fenby. Polity Press, 2014, 139 pp. In Will China Dominate the 21st Century? author Jonathan Fenby seeks to dispel myths about China’s economic and strategic rise as it relates to the United … Continue reading

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Political Risk Analysis of the 2008 Sanlu Melamine Scandal and 2013 Fonterra Botulism Scandal

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This post is part of a longer research paper.  It was adapted for the Australia and New Zealand Studies Association Conference at the University of Texas in Austin on February 8, 2014. New Zealand’s agricultural sector not only makes up the … Continue reading

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Labor Activism and Democracy in China

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Han Dongfeng: collective bargaining a “Win-win-win solution” Factory-level collective bargaining can serve as a pathway toward democracy in China, according to prominent Chinese labor rights activist Han Dongfeng. On Monday April 1, George Mason University hosted Mr. Han Dongfeng for … Continue reading

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Can Wind Energy Clear the Air in China?

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Beijing’s record-breaking air pollution is making global headlines, and the hazardous air quality is “putting a lot of pressure on the government to protect the environment.” China already invests more in renewable energy – wind, solar, and hydro power – … Continue reading

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Comparing the Economic, Political and Strategic Rise of China and India

As modern states, China and India should not be examined in isolation, but rather placed within the context of an international system dominated by unequal and competing states.  The rise of two developing nations – which together comprise one-third of … Continue reading

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China’s Peaceful Development

China’s Peaceful Development, officially the latest white paper from China released on September 6, 2011 by the Republic of China’s Information Office of the State Council, offers a glossy view of how Beijing wants the international community to interpret its … Continue reading

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