China

Pillars of Sand

18 February 2011 10:39

The Middle East is set for renewed displays of public anger towards the region’s governments. Events in Bahrain are particularly…

China eclipses the Japanese economic miracle

14 February 2011 9:08

Official figures suggest that China has replaced Japan as the world’s second largest economy, after an estimated 10 percent growth…

It’s China’s world. We just live in it.

11 February 2011 9:08

Yesterday was momentous, but we should not lose sight of the head of the IMF saying that the Chinese renminbi…

The China arms embargo should be discussed – though not lifted

12 January 2011 17:58

Today’s Times splashed on the spat between Britain and EU foreign policy “czar” Catherine Ashton over the embargo barring arms…

Panda Politics

10 January 2011 15:28

A coup for the Royal Zoologocial Society of Scotland which announced today that it will take delivery of and house…

China in a bullshop

7 January 2011 15:22

As if to illustrate Pete’s post about the rise of China and India, Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang has just…

The rise of China and India, by numbers

7 January 2011 10:56

We’re used to seeing growth forecasts for the next few years, but here’s an altogether rarer beast: forecasts stretching all…

A debt-filled New Year

30 December 2010 17:18

The Spectator is out today, with a cover story that I would commend to CoffeeHousers. Failure to learn from history…

Serbia’s Nobel U-turn

10 December 2010 12:46

Yesterday, I blogged that Serbia’s decision not to attend the Nobel Prize ceremonybecause of Chinese pressure was a shameful stance…

China’s new BFF: Serbia

9 December 2010 14:05

China is doing what it can do to scupper the forthcoming Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. Their Foreign Ministry…

Chinese burns

30 November 2010 11:05

The latest cache of Wikileaks has done America no end of good. The Saudis urged the US to bomb Iran…

Britain should have a Freedom Minister

24 November 2010 16:55

Has liberal democracy lifted people out of poverty? To a casual observer, the answer is unequivocally yes. One part of…

Obama stands firm on Korea

24 November 2010 9:04

There is no diplomacy with maniacs. North Korea has been the grip of one or another lunatic for 60 years;…

The mad hermit strikes

23 November 2010 11:01

North Korea has again put itself at the centre of international relations. As the US pushed for a start to…

Carbon omissions

22 November 2010 15:24

With the latest round of international climate change negotiations at Cancun less than a week away, Policy Exchange has published…

Neo-isolationism is NATO’s greatest enemy

19 November 2010 15:36

As NATO leaders gather for a key summit in Lisbon, expect the newspapers to be full of the usual “why…

The new Cold War?

13 November 2010 17:55

In his recent cover story for The Spectator, the Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman talked about how, in the United States,…

Playing with fire

11 November 2010 9:07

As the G20 summit begins in Seoul, the emphasis in much of the papers is on the economic hostility between…

King Coal Will Reign For Years Yet

10 November 2010 4:16

Like Andrew says, James Fallows’ Atlantic article on clean coal – and China’s advances in developing the stuff – deserves…

Could Burma’s sham election bring real change?

9 November 2010 10:59

For the first time since 1990, Burma went to the polls. Though the final results have not been released, most…