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Zhang Weiying: The Future World Order Depends on What China Does

Peking University Economics Professor Zhang Weiying’s early October 2018 (and promptly erased by net censors) article “Understanding the World Economy and China” (excerpted in translation on Andrew Batson’s blog) argued that China’s economic development has occurred in spite of rather … Continue reading

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DPRK, USSR and China: Historians Shen Zhihua and Li Danhui at Wilson Center Book Launch

Today at the Wilson Center, Prof. Shen Zhihua spoke at the public launch of the 2018 English language version of his new book (with Prof. Yafeng Xia) on PRC – DPRK relations A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and … Continue reading

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Declassified Chinese Diplomatic Documents from the 1950s and 1960s in the Wilson Center Digital Archive

Lately I have been translating some declassified Chinese diplomatic archives for the Wilson Center Digital Archive. I have done twenty of them so far.   https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/search-results/1/%7B%22search-in%22%3A%22all%22%2C%22term%22%3A%22cowhig%22%7D?recordType=Record   A few are particularly memorable. I enjoyed translating Ziguang Hall literally rather than … Continue reading

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Li Woteng: China Should Fill the Leadership Void Left by the United States

When I saw this article in the Chinese language edition of the Financial Times by independent scholar Li Woteng   黎蜗藤,  it made be think of the interview that former U.S. Embassy Beijing Chargé d’affaires David Rank had on the PBS … Continue reading

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China’s Diplomacy: How Many Kinds of Major and Minor Partner “Relations” 夥伴關係 Does China Have?

With President Xi’s visit to the US, one might wonder how China evaluates its broadening and deepening global network of diplomatic relationships. A 2015 article from Hong Kong’s Wenhui Bao, translated below, discusses the gradations in the hierarchy of China’s … Continue reading

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CASS Scholar Li Dongyan on China’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: Prospects and Ways Forward

Li Dongyan’s article is three years old but still useful to understand changing Chinese thinking on UN peacekeeping. China’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: Prospects and Ways Forward 中国参与联合国维和建和的前景与路径 李东燕 Online: 2012-11-28 14:38:00   来源:《外交评论(外交学院学报)》(京)2012年03期 From the 3/2012 issue of Foreign … Continue reading

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Xue Li of CASS: Xi Jinping’s Foreign Policy Takes Shape

Xi Jinping’s Foreign Policy Takes Shape January 9, 2015 from China Net http://opinion.china.com.cn/opinion_24_119024.html China is already the Number Two great power and is hoping to become Number One.  Issues for China in great power diplomacy under these circumstances have become … Continue reading

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