Asia News

Why U.S. Angst Over Chinese Buyouts is Warranted

Jan 27, 2014
Worries about Chinese takeovers of key U.S. companies are a deepening concern to both policymakers and consumer advocacy groups. And the American public has reason to be wary of these acquisitions.

Asia’s Scramble for Africa: Who Woos Best?

Jan 27, 2014
A new scramble for Africa is unfolding. But it’s no longer Western powers vying for land and the continent’s wealth as they had until the outbreak of World War I. The power struggle now is among Asian nations, most notably China and Japan.

Examiner cited WSJ’s interview with CEF Director Jennifer Turner on China’s air pollution

Jan 24, 2014
Jennifer Turner discussed the serious air pollution in China and provided possible solutions.
Jennifer Turner Interviewed by The Globe and Mail

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Comments on China’s Global Environmental Impact

Jan 24, 2014
A recent study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that pollution from heavy industry concentrated in eastern China is drifting across the Pacific Ocean and helping foul the air on North America’s west coast. Interviewed by The Globe and Mail (Canada), Dr.Turner comments on the responsibility for China’s pollution problem.

Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities with NKIDP

Jan 23, 2014
The North Korea International Documentation Project is currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2014. The application deadline is 15 March 2014.

China Playing a Long Game in Polar Governance

Jan 22, 2014
China's rapid polar expansion is part of its expanding maritime interests and reflects Beijing’s desire to be a maritime, and polar, great power with a voice in the formation of any future governance norms, writes Fellow Anne-Marie Brady.

Five Resolutions for U.S. South Asia Policy in 2014

Jan 17, 2014
Here are five New Year's resolutions that, if upheld, can help inch the region just a bit closer to the stability that's long eluded it.

Can China Solve Its Water-Energy Choke Point? Wilson Center Launches ‘China Environment Series 12’

Jan 16, 2014
China's Water-Energy Choke Point, one of the most important issues relevant to China's environmental and energy challenges, is becoming more dire as water is needed for residentual use, a growing demand for coal, agriculture purposes, and intensive production in industrial sectors.

Afghanistan Stability: a Pipe Dream?

Jan 13, 2014
"The stabilizing role of a post-2014 force - and its overall utility - would be modest at best," writes Michael Kugelman. "Afghanistan's future will largely be determined by domestic political considerations in South Asia that the U.S. has little ability - or desire - to influence."

CEF Director Jennifer Turner quoted by Fast Company on Chinese technology firms and agriculture

Jan 13, 2014
Dr. Turner highlighted the China's determination to improve food safety in its 12th Five-Year Plan.

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