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China Reform Monitor - No. 1328
Bulletins - May 23, 2018
 

Sina ban sparks social outrage;
Beijing eyes the Solomons

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1327
Bulletins - May 11, 2018
 

New study takes aim at PLA corruption;
Beijing warns: be wary of foreign spies

 
Understanding North Korea's Cyber Strategy
Policy Papers - May 4, 2018
 
How does North Korea use cyber means to achieve its political and military objectives? Ever since the Korean War, North Korea’s stated foreign policy goal has been to reunify the Korean peninsula under its rule. However, by the 1980s, winning a conventional war on the peninsula had become unrealistic, and the military balance between the North and South had started to shift in favor of the latter. With the end of the Cold War, Russian and Chinese patronage diminished, while the U.S.-ROK alliance grew stronger. In this strategic context, how does North Korea ensure regime security, deter foreign aggression, and achieve this objective without explicitly taking it by force?...
 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1326
Bulletins - May 4, 2018
 

Chinese Christians take aim at the Vatican;
Monitoring China’s bathrooms

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1325
Bulletins - May 3, 2018
 

Moscow, Beijing draw closer;
Overtures, and thinly-veiled threats, toward Taiwan

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1324
Bulletins - April 19, 2018
 

China to more closely monitor political outlook at universities;
Travel bans for troublemakers

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1323
Bulletins - April 18, 2018
 

Greater protections, less "family planning";
Reining in China’s military

 
The Other Iranian Threat
Articles - April 17, 2018
 

Whatever happened to the Iranian cyberthreat? Not all that long ago, American officials were preoccupied with the growing disruptive capabilities that the Islamic Republic had begun to demonstrate on the World-Wide Web. That, however, was before the start of negotiations over Iran's atomic program in 2013. Those talks allowed Iran's cyber activities to recede from public view, as policymakers in Washington focused their attention on nuclear diplomacy with Tehran, while Iranian hackers temporarily became more cautious in their choice of targets and the visibility of their attacks. More recently, worries about Iran's cyber capabilities have taken a back seat to concerns regarding Iran's growing conventional military might, and its mounting regional adventurism in places like Syria and Yemen.

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1322
Bulletins - April 16, 2018
 

Chinese household debt grows;
Congress moves to limit Chinese influence in academia

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1321
Bulletins - March 28, 2018
 

China's surveillance state gets bigger;
The dark side of the BRI

 
The End Of The Petrodollar?
Articles - March 21, 2018
 

In a move that could portend massive shifts in the global oil game, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange will soon unveil an oil-futures contract denominated in Chinese yuan rather than U.S. dollars (product symbol: SC). Experts warn that the growing clout of Chinese currency in international financial markets could erode the primacy of the U.S. dollar, a long-term economic trend that should greatly trouble Washington.

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1320
Bulletins - March 13, 2018
 

China's army backs Xi's bid for expanded powers;
A deepening political footprint in Afghanistan

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1319
Bulletins - March 8, 2018
 

Official propaganda hits the silver screen;
New anti-corruption commission takes shape

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1318
Bulletins - March 1, 2018
 

China's maritime build-up;
Autonomous shipping takes shape

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1317
Bulletins - February 27, 2018
 

China's quiet footprint in Afghanistan;
Beijing woos Taiwanese entrepreneurs

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1316
Bulletins - February 20, 2018
 

Walling off Xinjiang;
How China spies on Africa

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1315
Bulletins - February 7, 2018
 

Xi Jinping Thought becomes the law of the land;
The PRC's war on hip-hop

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1314
Bulletins - February 1, 2018
 

Dissension in the (media) ranks;
China's government takes aim at churches

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1313
Bulletins - January 30, 2018
 

Is Beijing playing ball on Iran?;
Chinese telecom makes inroads into Nepal

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1312
Bulletins - January 12, 2018
 

A warning to Taipei... and Washington;
China eyes deeper engagement in Southwest Asia

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1311
Bulletins - January 9, 2018
 

New anti-terror restrictions foreshadow squeeze on foreigners;
The PLA deploys in Doklam

 
Trump's foreign policy pattern is all bark and no bite
Articles - January 8, 2018
 

Recent foreign policy moves by the Trump administration disclose a pattern of thought and action that merits being seen in its totality. Towards the end of 2017 the administration released a vigorous national security strategy that not only labeled China and Russia as adversaries but also “took no prisoners” in asserting that the U.S. would act vigorously against challenges.

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1310
Bulletins - January 2, 2018
 

Chinese spies set their sights on Germany;
New modes of surveillance hit Xinjiang

 
Expect 2018 to be a year of living dangerously as global tensions rise
Articles - January 2, 2018
 

Anyone hoping to leave the turbulence of 2017 in the past will be in for a rude awakening. While we can’t know for certain what will unfold in the year to come, observable trends in several countries, including the U.S., give us a glimpse of what to expect in 2018.

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1309
Bulletins - December 27, 2017
 

Beijing slaps new regulations on the practice of Buddhism;
China eyes new Central Asian rail link

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1308
Bulletins - November 24, 2017
 

Teaching counterintelligence in China's schools;
Some small signs of an economic opening

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1307
Bulletins - November 22, 2017
 

Kung fu meets government regulation;
In Beijing, fears of Western cultural penetration

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1306
Bulletins - November 21, 2017
 

SPECIAL ISSUE: The 19th Party Congress

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1305
Bulletins - November 8, 2017
 

China's arms sales diplomacy;
Now Beijing eyes the Arctic

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1304
Bulletins - November 2, 2017
 

Legislating loyalty in Xinjiang;
Soccer as a sign of protest

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1303
Bulletins - October 31, 2017
 

Where have Wuhan's students gone?;
Taiwan-Singapore military ties under pressure

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1302
Bulletins - October 6, 2017
 

A grassroots backlash against China’s Muslims;
The Chinese surveillance state

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1301
Bulletins - October 3, 2017
 

Patriotism...or else;
Xinjiang authorities on the prowl – against Kazakhs

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1299
Bulletins - September 14, 2017
 

The KMT changes tacks;
Beijing makes inroads in Riyadh

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1298
Bulletins - September 7, 2017
 

Chinese interests a casualty of Venezuelan crisis;
Report: China would be the loser in any trade war

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1297
Bulletins - September 5, 2017
 

China, Morocco move toward military cooperation;
Beijing and Delhi jockey for position

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1296
Bulletins - August 11, 2017
 

Xi addresses Party leadership ahead of Party Congress;
CPC anti-corruption watch dog barks new orders

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1295
Bulletins - August 10, 2017
 

Beijing cracks down on VPNs;
China secures lease for Hambantota port

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1294
Bulletins - July 26, 2017
 

Beijing implements further crackdown on online content;
Chinese investments in Malaysia in the spotlight

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1293
Bulletins - July 25, 2017
 

Standoff at the China-India border;
Taiwan hosts Paraguay president

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1292
Bulletins - July 21, 2017
 

Taiwan, Hong Kong activists find common purpose;
Chinese settlers, Mongolian herders clash along border

 
High Noon In The Himalayas
Articles - July 13, 2017
 

If you're struggling to make sense of the latest standoff between the Chinese and Indian militaries 10,000 feet in the Himalayas, don't fret: You're in good company. The showdown at Doka La is the product of a multi-layered, multi-party dispute steeped in centuries-old treaties and ambiguous territorial claims. Only recently have sufficient details emerged to piece together a coherent picture of the crisis and we're still left with more questions than answers. However, one thing is clear: While stare-downs at the disputed China-India border are a common affair, the episode now underway is an altogether different, potentially far more dangerous, beast.

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1291
Bulletins - July 12, 2017
 

Beijing tightens screws on social media;
New rocket launchers deployed to China’s Spratly outposts

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1290
Bulletins - July 6, 2017
 

Lawyers petition against systematic torture;
Ford moving Focus plant to China

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1289
Bulletins - June 15, 2017
 

Xinjiang residents forced to submit DNA samples;
China, ASEAN reach Code of Conduct "framework"

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1288
Bulletins - June 14, 2017
 

Tight security planned for Xi's trip to Hong Kong;
Chinese copper mine project in Afghanistan still on hold

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1287
Bulletins - June 9, 2017
 

Two U.S. frigates to Taiwan;
Senior naval officials caught in corruption crackdown

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1286
Bulletins - June 7, 2017
 

Chinese media slams DPRK;
China testing powerful quantum computer technology

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1285
Bulletins - May 30, 2017
 

Chinese coast guard begins regular patrols off Malaysia;
Xi announces massive economic zone for Hebie

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1284.
Bulletins - May 26, 2017
 

DRPK attacks Beijing in scathing editorial;
China eyes Third Pole National Park encompassing Tibet