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This is the Face of Japanese Prime Minister Abe on Chinese TV


China Central Television is having a field day making Japan’s Prime Minister look bad. Of course, Abe has given China’s state-controlled broadcaster plenty of ammunition. His recent visit to the Yasukuni Shrine and his plans to beef up Japan’s military provide excellent distraction from issues of pollution censorship and corruption.


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February 1, 2014 · 6:19 pm

China’s World Trade

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December 11, 2013 · 7:10 am

China’s Asian Relations

China's Asian Trade


CORRECTION: The previous version of this image, seen below, confused East Timor (yellow) with Indonesian-controlled West Timor (orange).

China's Asian Relations

This image demonstrates China’s economic importance to the Asia-Pacific. China does more international trade than any other country on the face of the earth. China’s exports – as well as its growing demand for resources, food, and consumer goods – are transforming the economic landscape of the Asian continent.

Also of note: China is the most important trading partner to Japan, Vietnam, and India, even in the midst of their territorial disputes.


December 8, 2013 · 1:14 pm