President Ma Ying-jeou’s Kuomintang party declared victory in Taiwan’s election, a win that would give the incumbent a renewed mandate to press for closer ties with China that have eased decades-old tensions across the Taiwan Strait.
Shortly after a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in 2010, some senior Chinese leaders began asking if the rebellions that followed throughout the Arab world could ignite similar uprisings in China, according to U.S. diplomatic and intelligence reports.
Analysts including Columbia University’s Andrew Nathan, the Brookings Institution’s Kenneth Lieberthal and University of Sydney’s Kerry Brown comment on China’s decision to expel former Politburo member Bo Xilai from the Communist Party.
China and the U.S. should deepen cooperation and become more interdependent, the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper said in a commentary today, signaling that new leader Xi Jinping may seek closer ties.
Caleb Magiia, a 47-year-old Tanzanian, remembers as if it were yesterday the morning 13 years ago when a “big bomb sound” sent hundreds running and crying through the streets of his capital and introduced al- Qaeda to the world.
President Barack Obama countered Republican attacks on his trade record with China by filing a complaint seeking to stop Beijing’s export limits on rare earth materials, a policy the president said hurt American manufacturing jobs.