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The Xinjiang Genocide Allegations Are Unjustified

US President Joe Biden’s administration has doubled down on the claim that China is mounting a genocide against the Uighur people in the Xinjiang region. But it has offered no proof, and unless it can, the State Department should withdraw the charge and support a UN-based investigation of the situation in Xinjiang.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

China’s Belt And Road Initiative Faces Increased Political Risk In Participating Countries

China’s top economic planner has warned that the impact of Covid-19 and increased political risks in countries taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative are among the main challenges the multibillion-dollar project faces in the next five years. A report by the National Development and Reform Commission outlining the country’s development over the course of its new five-year plan also identified what Beijing regards as the key problems and tasks the infrastructure project faces.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

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Ping Pong Diplomacy: Made In Japan

It’s the 50-year anniversary of “The Ping Heard Round the World,” a Time Magazine headline in their April 26, 1971 edition. An unexpected invitation for the United States table tennis team to visit China in that year led to Nixon’s visit in 1972, which dramatically changed the course of history. The full story, however, is much more intricate and interesting, and Japan is at the center of it.

Read Here | The Diplomat

Beijing Has A Navy It Doesn’t Even Admit Exists

They’ve been dubbed China’s “Little Blue Men,” an allegedly Beijing-controlled maritime militia that analysts say could be hundreds of boats and thousands of crew members strong.China doesn’t acknowledge their existence and when questioned, refers to them as a “so-called maritime militia.”

Read Here | CNN

China’s Economic Self-Harm

China’s antagonistic response to concerns over the use of forced labor in Xinjiang suggests that its leaders believe that the Chinese market is simply too lucrative for Western firms or governments to abandon. They may be overplaying their hand.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

A Future Chinese Indian Ocean Fleet?

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is now the largest navy in the world. This development, announced in the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2020 annual report on the Chinese military, appears to demonstrate a determined strategy in Beijing to develop a powerful blue water fleet. 

Read Here | WarOnTheRocks

China On Verge Of Momentous Decisions After Alaska

The US says China doesn’t follow the rules, and therefore the game is not fair, so we have to fix the game. To this, China replied by saying basically we want respect, and the US is in no position to preach to us about democracy and oppression when there is oppression and distortion of the rules in America.

Read Here | Asia Times

The Coming Demographic Collapse Of China

China this century is on track to experience history’s most dramatic demographic collapse in the absence of war or disease. Today, the country has a population more than four times larger than America’s. By 2100, the U.S. will probably have more people than China.

Read Here | The National Interest

China’s Great Challenge Isn’t America, But A Baby Bust

A superpower denied? China’s economic growth rate will slow appreciably going forward, as will its pace of development and innovation, thanks to a demographics nightmare. And the world needs to take notice. 

Read Here | The National Interest

Xi Jinping’s Communist Party Will Test The Boundaries Of Diplomacy

Xi is now showcasing an even more ambitious plan, which was decided last October during the fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, to make China a “great modern socialist country” by the mid-twenty-first century. 

Read Here | The National Interest

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