Tag Archives: Asia

People to Watch: Standing Premier of the People’s Republic of China – Li Keqiang

January 29, 2015

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As the US continues its pivot toward Asia, it must work with and alongside China. Given the information we know about Li Keqiang, we can infer party decisions for programs and departments that are within his sphere of influence. Li Keqiang holds powerful positions in both the state and party bodies allowing his disposition to help shape the future of China.

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China’s New Leader

March 2, 2013

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China stands as a rising global power in an increasingly interconnected world. Therefore, the United States must adopt a foreign policy that maintains stability in East Asia. However, relations between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the US have undergone many changes in recent years, some for the worse. The most striking point in […]

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Balancing in Asia: Against China or Ourselves?

May 4, 2012

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The Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia has received much attention lately among policy analysts. An article from the Council on Foreign Relations concisely summarizes the main points of the new strategic focus on Asia as a natural result of shifting U.S. attention away from Iraq and Afghanistan and stemming from a desire to hedge against a […]

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Taiwan Election

February 2, 2012

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With China’s recent territorial assertiveness in the East China and South China Seas, as well as its military expansion, the United States has expressed growing concern about this rising power. Last November, in what was widely seen as an attempt to reassure U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific as well as to send a warning to […]

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