Norway snub shows sharp edge of Chinese diplomacy

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Norway snub shows sharp edge of Chinese diplomacy

Associated Press Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences Mainly associated with conflict resolution, foreign assistance and cozy Scandinavian prosperity, Norway makes an odd target for China’s ire.. Expert quote: “I think China hurts its reputation. China needs to think more about providing the public goods that maintain the international system.” View full article  

China needs to export ‘public goods’: expert

China Daily Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences Fundamental conflicts in the way China perceives the function of leadership and its own readiness for the international stage pose potential problems in the country’s “peaceful rise”, experts said at a panel discussion on international relations at Columbia University Sunday… Expert quote: “Netizens do not necessarily […]

Stanford sues Chiang Kai-Shek’s feuding family

San Jose Mercury News Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences Caught in a family feud, Stanford University is asking a court to identify who is the true owner of valuable diaries of the former Chinese Nationalist Party leader Chiang Kai-shek, on loan to the university… Expert quote: “And to date that has not happened […]

China court hands down guilty verdict in Bo Xilai case

USA Today Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences Popular but controversial Chinese politician Bo Xilai was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chinese court Sunday… Expert quote: “The idea that he’d go out and really campaign for a spot at the top just defies everything we know about how Chinese politics is conducted. Xi […]

China’s Leader Embraces Mao as He Tightens Grip on Country

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences On a visit here in July, Chinese President Xi Jinping went to a lakeside villa where Mao Zedong spent summers in the 1950s enjoying such luxuries as a swimming pool and air conditioning… Expert quote: “Just as liberals pinned their hopes on Xi […]

Snowden’s departure from Hong Kong spares China a headache

Los Angeles Times Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences By allowing, or perhaps pushing, Edward Snowden to leave Hong Kong, Chinese officials managed to show they would not kowtow to U.S. demands while still bringing a hasty end to an incident that threatened to strain ties with Washington for months or even years… Expert […]

Chen Xitong, Beijing Mayor During Tiananmen Protests, Dies at 82

Bloomberg Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences Chen Xitong, the mayor of Beijing during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests who served jail time for corruption and later condemned the student crackdown he was portrayed as engineering, has died… Expert quote: “If Zhao’s account is correct, and most accounts that I know of concur, then […]

Here’s What BMW Has Learned About Chinese Consumer Habits And Preferences

International Business Times Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences Like all other major car companies, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (FRA:BMW) is looking to China not just to offset the downturn in Europe but also because China is where the most lucrative growth in the global auto market will take place in the foreseeable future… […]