Harvard University Press

Review: The Rise of China vs. The Logic of Strategy

by Caleb Nelson
Posted 11/03/12, 11:08 am

The adversative in the title is intentional: Edward N. Luttwak, one of the world’s leading military strategists, sets out to show that China’s growth will necessarily trigger strategic realignments among the nations of the world, and that these realignments will unavoidably be made to oppose further Chinese aggrandizement.

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Associated Press

Critical win

Abortion | Could China’s positive reaction to author Mo Yan’s Nobel Prize lead to the ending of the country’s one-child policy?
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 10/12/12, 11:23 am

When the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Thursday that Chinese author Mo Yan had won the Nobel Prize in literature, the elated state media in China paused programming to broadcast the news of the first Chinese national to win the award.

The excitement contrasts with the blackout of international news coverage two years ago when Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize. Liu is still in jail for co-authoring a manifest for democracy in China.

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite (file)

Not enough suffering

Abortion | Husbands affected by China’s one-child policy must prove they’ve been persecuted beyond their wife’s forced abortion to receive asylum in the United States
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 10/08/12, 01:00 pm

A federal appeals court in Boston decided last week that the husbands of Chinese women who undergo forced abortions because of China’s one-child policy would not automatically be eligible for asylum in the United States.

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., introduced a law in 1996 that allowed protection for “a person who has been forced to abort a pregnancy or to undergo involuntary sterilization, or who has been persecuted for failure or refusal to undergo such a procedure or for other resistance to a coercive population control program.”

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