China's Rise Chinese Military Building First Africa Base
With the security situation deteriorating everywhere from Nigeria to Burundi to Mali to Libya, China needs to be able to protect its infrastructure and personnel.
China's Rise Smile North, Kick South?
A trilateral summit in Seoul suggests Beijing may be softening towards Japan and South Korea.
China's Rise China Retools Military
Don’t be fooled. Personnel cuts are part of broader effort to strengthen the Chinese military.
Dreams of Empire
Chinese President Xi has found in Confucianism (as he understands it) an ideology useful to the construction of a Chinese model of modernity—which is intended to contribute to the task of empire-building.