Category: China

ASEAN Rejects Human Rights 0

ASEAN Rejects Human Rights

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, has never had a reputation for solving problems. Rather, ASEAN, founded in 1967 to meet new economic and political challenges, has always been known for inaction,...

Xi Jinping Will Need a Miracle: Fixing China's Economy Won't Be Easy 0

Xi Will Need a Miracle

Xi Jinping will have to pick up the pace of reform after China’s 19th communist party congress concludes this month. If the 64-year-old ruler of the Chinese nation doesn’t find a way to fix...

Xi Jinping Keeps Wary Eye on Kim Jong-un 0

Xi Keeps Wary Eye on Kim

As Xi Jinping gets ready for China’s 19th communist party congress on October 18th, the 64-year-old ruler of the Chinese nation is keeping a wary eye on Kim Jong-un, the 33-year-old dictator of North...

Xi Jinping in China Backs Hun Sen in Cambodia 0

China Backs Another Dictator

Xi Jinping, the 64-year-old ruler of China, is giving money to Hun Sen, the 65-year-old ruler of Cambodia, at a time when the Cambodian leader is strengthening his grip on power and losing support...

China Bows to India 0

China Bows to India

Xi Jinping, China’s president, is playing host to the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa this week in Xiamen, a port city on China’s coast across from Taiwan. The occasion is the...

A woman from China arrives in California 0

Kei-Lee Arrives in California

Kei-Lee, Larry, and I were shopping in the grocery store. I was looking at the green beans on display. Kei-Lee was standing nearby. She asked me if I liked vegetables. “Sure,” I said. “Who...

How to understand Xi Jinping's power play in China 0

Xi Jinping’s Power Play

China’s communist party officials are jockeying for position in the months before the next party congress in Beijing this October or November. Many of the Asian nation’s decision makers will learn their fates at...

How to understand China's market economy fight 0

China’s Market Economy Ploy

China’s communist party leaders want recognition as a market economy for their nation, but government officials in other nations, particularly the United States, are opposed. President Xi Jinping and his ministers in Beijing believe...

How to understand Vietnam and the illicit animal trade 0

Vietnam’s Illicit Animal Trade

A taste for rare and exotic animals and a desire to flaunt newfound wealth have transformed Vietnam into the world’s largest trafficking hub for rhinoceros horn. Despite global protections the rhinoceros, which scientists classify...

New bank raises funds for China's global domination 1

Xi Jinping’s New Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will replace the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, according to Xi Jinping and his colleagues in the Chinese Communist Party. The new bank, known as the AIIB,...