China Mainland News

‘At the Desert’s Edge’ Gives a Glimpse of China’s Massive Desertification Challenge

Jun 17, 2013
Over 27 percent of China's territory now suffers from desertification – more than 1,000,000 square miles, or about one-third of the continental United States – impacting the lives of more than 400 million people.

NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner Publishes on Sino-North Korean Relations in The Diplomat

May 31, 2013
NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner writes in The Diplomat that policymakers need to "recognize that China’s influence on Pyongyang is much more limited than conventional wisdom holds."

The Woodrow Wilson Center Announces 2013 – 2014 Fellowship Class

May 30, 2013
Jane Harman, director, president & CEO of the Wilson Center, is pleased to announce the members of the 2013-2014 fellowship class. The 21 fellows, most of whom are expected to start September 2013, include scholars and practitioners from the United States, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

How to Soothe the Friction with China

May 29, 2013
In an article in The Indian Express, Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway argues that risk management and reduction should be a priority in Sino-Indian diplomacy following a potentially dangerous military standoff in Kashmir earlier this spring.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Testified in Front of Congressional-Executive Commission on China

May 28, 2013
On May 21, 2013 CEF director Jennifer Turner testified in front of the Congressional Executive Commission on China’s hearing on “Food and Drug and Safety, Public Heath, and the Environment in China.”

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Joins Pacific Institute Heather Cooley Discussing Choke Point Issues in US and China

May 09, 2013
Jennifer Turner speaks at University of Denver Jackson About Water-Energy Confrontations in China.

The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China

May 07, 2013
In the 1990s China embarked on a series of political reforms intended to increase, however modestly, political participation to reduce the abuse of power by local officials. Although there was initial progress, these reforms have largely stalled and, in many cases, gone backward. If there were sufficient incentives to inaugurate reform, why wasn't there enough momentum to continue and deepen them? This book approaches this question by looking at a number of promising reforms, understanding the incentives of officials at different levels, and the way the Chinese Communist Party operates at the local level. The short answer is that the sort of reforms necessary to make local officials more responsible to the citizens they govern cut too deeply into the organizational structure of the party.

The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship and the Growing Role for Asia

Apr 26, 2013
Canada Institute Advisory Board member Jim Slutz's working paper for the National Bureau of Asian Research on the growing importance of Asian companies in the development of North American fossil fuels.

Latin American Program in the News: What did Chavez leave for Maduro

Apr 26, 2013
This article mentioned the Cynthia Arnson’s piece on Venezuela published on PBS. “The economy in Venezuela cannot afford anymore the government working as in the Chavez period. Maduro needs to make adjustments in economic policies, especially improving the productive efficiency in the Department of Petroleum,” starts the article in Chinese. (In Chinese)

Jennifer Turner to be on Dialogue at the Wilson Center

Apr 18, 2013
This week's "Dialogue at the Wilson Center" will focus on China's rise and the environmental implications of its rapid growth. Host John Milewski will speak with CEF Director Jennifer Turner and Craig Simons, author of the book, The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World.

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