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Tiananmen crackdown and the persistence of Chinese memory
World

Tiananmen crackdown and the persistence of Chinese memory

China has reinvented itself - economically and politically - several times over since the bloody crackdown on the student protest movement of 1989. Yet, many Chinese citizens cling on to the memories for a reason.

Li's visit helped reorient Chinese perceptions of India
World

Li's visit helped reorient Chinese perceptions of India

For perhaps the first time, media commentaries in China are conceding that Indian perceptions and fears about China needed to be understood and acknowledged. And that the Chinese lacked an understanding and a respect of India.

Don't look now, but Mao Zedong is sneaking into your wallet...
World

Don't look now, but Mao Zedong is sneaking into your wallet...

For all the chatter about the "inevitable" rise of the Chinese yuan to global reserve currency status, the reality of the structural weaknesses in China's own economy may mean that that transition may not be accomplished quite so easily.

Frenemies forever: Can China and India ever get along?
World

Frenemies forever: Can China and India ever get along?

There has been an inexplicable thaw in Sino-Indian relations, but it masks the fact that China is proceeding with its strategic outreach into India's neighbourhood.

Digital rogues: Chinese hack attack on Wall Street Journal, NYT
World

Digital rogues: Chinese hack attack on Wall Street Journal, NYT

For countries like India and the US, China increasingly represents the most threatening actor in cyberspace.

Digital rogues: Chinese hack attack on Wall Street Journal, NYT
News & Analysis

Digital rogues: Chinese hack attack on Wall Street Journal, NYT

For countries like India and the US, China increasingly represents the most threatening actor in cyberspace.

New China leadership team has no room for reformers
World

New China leadership team has no room for reformers

The new leadership team of the Chinese Communist Party reflects a disappointing status quo. There is no one in the emerging top leadership who counts as an economic reformer, much less a political reformer.

Getting to know China, the mysterious young girl...
World

Getting to know China, the mysterious young girl...

Every time you think you've got her figured out, she surprises you. But it takes an effort to set aside your prejudices and get to know China as she steps out and engages with the world.

Why China is worse off than it was a decade ago
World

Why China is worse off than it was a decade ago

As it prepares for a leadership transition, China looks back on a decade of lost opportunities. Today, the country nurses a weaker economy and unhappier neighbours than it did in 2002, the year of the last major transition.

Electing leaders? China shows how it’s done – boringly
World

Electing leaders? China shows how it’s done – boringly

In form and substance, China’s leadership change, billed as a “once-in-a-decade transition”, it couldn’t be more different from the high-decibel, glitzymade-for-television drama that makes for the US presidential election cycle.

Why are China's rulers afraid? Because they have reason to be
World

Why are China's rulers afraid? Because they have reason to be

China's Communist Party regime has done for long, but today, its hold on power is tenuous. It is paranoid, with good reason be afraid of its own people.

Hu at BRIC summit unlikely to pacify Tibetan protesters
World

Hu at BRIC summit unlikely to pacify Tibetan protesters

China's infirm hold on Tibet, and the continuing wave of self-immolations, hold grave security implications for India, which is home to Tibetan exiles.

Why China will never heed World Bank advice on 'reforms'
World

Why China will never heed World Bank advice on 'reforms'

The call for reforms ignores China's political reality: reforms will impose prohibitive, perhaps disastrous, costs on the ruling elites of the Communist Party, who will have to surrender their privileges.

China gives more power to secret dissident detentions
World

China gives more power to secret dissident detentions

But the ruling Communist Party has retreated from the most draconian part of rules, "residential surveillance", which was proposed last year.

We've much to fear in China, but not its $100 bn arms budget
India

We've much to fear in China, but not its $100 bn arms budget

In the modern era, power springs not from the barrel of a gun but from economic might. That's India's real weakness against China, not the relative size of their defence budgets.

China has some unfinished business. But can it finish it?
World

China has some unfinished business. But can it finish it?

China's past inspires awe, but it remains unprepared for deeper integration with the world, Here's what's missing...

With all its might, China cannot crush the Tibetan soul
World

With all its might, China cannot crush the Tibetan soul

By treating the Tibetan uprising as only a law-and-order problem and dealing sternly with it, China is set on the wrong path in history.

China to dictators: Why worry when I'm there?
World

China to dictators: Why worry when I'm there?

The world will not be a better place if China’s newfound assertiveness is focussed exclusively on helping autocrats stay in power through brutal repression of their citizens.

On Wen's hug-and-fly visit, China draws Nepal closer
World

On Wen's hug-and-fly visit, China draws Nepal closer

Nervous about the continuing unrest in Tibetan areas, China's Premier makes a whistle-stop trip to Nepal, and secures a frontier.

Why India is at risk from China's cyberwar ability
World

Why India is at risk from China's cyberwar ability

Without being drawn into a US network of allies and partners aimed at containing China, India can promote strategic convergence with the US and build up its defences against China.