Opinion / From Overseas Press

China economy resilient, for now

[2011-06-24 10:55]

China's growth is slowing under the weight of Beijing's anti-inflation campaign and weaker global demand, but any investors betting on a hard landing would be underestimating the resilience of the world's second-largest economy.

Why the US can't contain China

[2011-06-23 15:21]

While China is concerned about the United States' containment policy, the South East Asian strategic environment is too complex for the US to resort to conventional containment strategies, according to Eleni Ekmektsioglou in an article on the website of Japan's The Diplomat magazine on June 20, 2011.

The end of cheap labor in China

[2011-06-22 16:12]

As wages rise steadily in China, a fresh wave of export manufacturers, big and small, are now choosing to move away from China, and the era when the nation's cheap labor is so abundant may well be over, according to an article published on Time.com on June 20.

Kissinger: China won't be next superpower

[2011-06-21 13:06]

China will not dominate the current century while the US will continue to maintain its position in the world as the most influential country, predicts former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, according to Canada's CTV website and the website of the Globe and Mail.

Why Europe no longer matters

[2011-06-20 16:35]

With Europe's influence waning sharply in the next decades, the transatlantic alliance will play a far diminished role, and it is in regions like Asia that the 21st century will be most likely molded and defined, predicts Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Global recovery inconceivable without China

[2011-06-17 11:24]

With sluggish economic growth in Europe and the US, sustaining global recovery is inconceivable without China, says Paul Evans, director of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, in an article in Canada's Globe and Mail on June 16.

US version of the Brezhnev Doctrine

[2011-06-16 17:28]

When it comes to maintaining a military presence in foreign countries, the US is increasingly resorting to their version of the Brezhnev Doctrine and becomes ever reluctant to leave, according to an article posted on June 8 on the website of America's bimonthly magazine National Interest.

War could hit North America this century

[2011-06-15 16:41]

Although North America was exempted from bloodshed in the 20th century, the 21st century could see warfare spread to the continent, predicts Irvin Studin, author of Canada's national security policy, in an essay in this week’s international affairs magazine Global Brief.

'Shadow Internet' and US hypocrisy

[2011-06-14 10:42]

The US government is financing the deployment of shadow Internet and mobile phone systems in countries including Iran, Syria and Libya, which would allow members of the opposition in these countries to communicate outside of government control, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

India catching up with China in Africa

[2011-06-13 16:03]

Despite its elephantine weight, India has long displayed mouse-like diplomatic clout. But now, it is trying harder to get noticed, by expanding into the African continent, according to an article published by the Economist magazine on May 26.

China no match for the US

[2011-06-10 14:03]

China is simply no match for the US and will not be for decades, no matter what advancements it makes in its military, says Amitai Etzioni in a commentary on the website of the American bimonthly magazine The National Interest on June 6.

Why do we fear a rising China?

[2011-06-09 17:21]

Although China's rise will bring tremendous benefits to the world economy, few people seem to see China that way, writes Michael Schuman, Time Magazine's Asia business correspondent, on his blog at Time.com on June 7.