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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 159–161.
Published: 01 April 2021
... a series of skirmishes continued. With authoritarian nationalists in charge in Beijing and New Delhi, backed by public opinion, compromise has proved hard to reach. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 India China border Himalayas Narendra Modi Xi Jinping In...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 81–84.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Matt Ferchen Two new books about the China–Latin America relationship reach different conclusions about the implications of growing trade ties for Latin American development. One author argues that countries in the region have had varying success in taking advantage of opportunities created by...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 28–34.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Raffaello Pantucci China’s Belt and Road Initiative is best known as a massive set of infrastructure projects stretching from Asia to Europe. But more than that, it is a sweeping foreign policy vision that provides China with opportunities for deep engagement with virtually every aspect of state...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 264–269.
Published: 21 September 2020
...Catherine Owen This essay considers the nature of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia. Rather than a “grand strategy” coordinated by Beijing, it is better seen as a decentered, contradictory network of transnational clientelist relationships and semiautonomous profit-seeking...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 285–288.
Published: 21 September 2020
...Pamela Kyle Crossley A new history of a border zone between Russia and China shows how traders from across Siberia and Mongolia operated under the shadow of competing empires and their railroads. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Russia China Mongolia Japan...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 203–209.
Published: 20 August 2020
...Katherine A. Mason China faced the arrival of COVID-19 armed with new infrastructure, tools, and personnel that it had developed as part of a nationwide overhaul of its public health system in the wake of the 2003 SARS epidemic. The country learned two major lessons from SARS: it needed to increase...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 234–240.
Published: 20 August 2020
...Frank Ching Under Xi Jinping, China has stepped up its efforts to strip Hong Kong of its autonomous status and stamp out dissent in the territory, culminating in its moves to impose a new national security law in 2020. At the same time, Beijing has ratcheted up its pressure on Taiwan, demanding...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 245–247.
Published: 20 August 2020
...Geremie R. Barmé A legal scholar’s searing critiques of Xi Jinping’s government draw much of their power from China’s rich literary language and centuries-old tradition of eloquent, principled dissent against unjust rulers. © 2020 by the The Regents of the University of California 2020 Xu...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 241–244.
Published: 20 August 2020
...Marta Hanson China was once mocked by Westerners as the “Sick Man of Asia.” That caricature provided motivation for a long campaign of national rejuvenation. Now the tables are turned after China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic proved more effective than that of the United States and other...
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Current History (2020) 119 (813): 15–21.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Xuefei Ren Comparing China, India, and Brazil reveals that current housing policies in all three countries have produced new forms of exclusion for inhabitants of informal settlements. © 2020 Current History. All rights reserved. 2020 The Regents of the University of California China...
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Current History (2019) 118 (811): 316–321.
Published: 01 November 2019
...David T. Johnson; Franklin E. Zimring The vast majority of the world's judicial executions occur in a handful of nations. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California criminal justice capital punishment China Iran Philippines 316...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 276–281.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Rachel Harris [T]he entire Uighur population is now regarded as a problem in need of an aggressive solution. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California China Xinjiang authoritarianism Islam Uighurs Central Asia cul 276 [T]he...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 203–208.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Xiangfeng Yang The feud not only has precipitated an economic decoupling of the United States and China, but also has pushed the overall bilateral relationship to its lowest point in half a century. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 209–214.
Published: 01 September 2019
... China governance surveillance law corruption civil liberties Internet Xi Jinping communism 209 Social credit redirects the power of data away from markets and strengthens the state s ability to comprehensively control behavior. China s Social Credit System: Data-Driven Governance for a...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 241–243.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Howard Chiang Advances for minority rights in Taiwan may help make the case for independence at a time when China has increased pressure for reunification and faces protests in Hong Kong. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Taiwan...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 249.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Map © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California map China East Asia Su m at ra Bo rn eo Ja va C el eb es Ti m or N ew G ui ne a Ry uk yu Is land s Ta ni m ba r Is la nd s To ky o Se ou l Be iji ng Ta ip ei H on g Ko ng M ac ao Ya ng...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 137–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Lanka China India civil war reconciliation transitional justice Tamils Buddhists Muslims Mahinda Rajapaksa democracy constitution debt trap 137 Sri Lanka s ethnoreligious divisions are bound to continue as long as the likes of Rajapaksa dominate the island s political scene. Sri...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 154–156.
Published: 01 April 2019
... California Akbar Zaidi Pakistan military Imran Khan foreign aid elite taxation China Belt Road Initiative Saudi Arabia International Monetary Fund World Bank PERSPECTIVE The Death Wish in Pakistan s Aid Dependence S. AKBAR ZAIDI 154 In the seven months since Imran Khan took of...
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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 16–21.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of California Frank-Borge Wietzke social mobility middle class poverty inequality economic policy politics identity developing countries China India Brazil 16 Political conflicts can flare up when new, increasingly vocal lower-middle- income groups enter the political arena...
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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 36–38.
Published: 01 January 2019
... change global warming emissions United States Donald Trump China Australia Brazil PERSPECTIVE As the Stakes Rise, Climate Action Loses Momentum JOSHUA BUSBY 36 Three years ago, I wrote an optimistic es-say in these pages on how the 2015 Paris Agreement broke new ground and paved the way for...