Joseph E. Lin

Mr. Joseph E. Lin is the former Associate Editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation. He is the co-founder of the Johns Hopkins University East Asian Forum & Review and currently serves as a member of its Board of Advisors.

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    Articles by Joseph E. Lin

    Island Chains Policies and Taiwan’s Defense

    U.S. AND JAPAN’S ISLAND CHAIN POLICIES CRITICAL TO TAIWAN’S DEFENSE In a recent report assessing the future missions of the four Keelung (Kidd) class destroyers that were recently commissioned into

    Island Chains Policies and Taiwan’s Defense

    U.S. AND JAPAN’S ISLAND CHAIN POLICIES CRITICAL TO TAIWAN’S DEFENSE In a recent report assessing the future missions of the four Keelung (Kidd) class destroyers that were recently commissioned into

    Beijing Sponsors Human Rights Exhibition

    --BEIJING SPONSORS HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBITION China kicked off a 10-day human rights exhibition last Friday, November 17 in Beijing. The display of more than 700 pictures, 250 legal documents, 330

    Beijing Sponsors Human Rights Exhibition

    --BEIJING SPONSORS HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBITION China kicked off a 10-day human rights exhibition last Friday, November 17 in Beijing. The display of more than 700 pictures, 250 legal documents, 330

    Sino-African Relations Hailed as Summit Nears

    SINO-AFRICAN RELATIONS HAILED AS SUMMIT NEARS With the highly anticipated Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) fast approaching, China has been busily preparing for the largest meeting

    Sino-African Relations Hailed as Summit Nears

    SINO-AFRICAN RELATIONS HAILED AS SUMMIT NEARS With the highly anticipated Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) fast approaching, China has been busily preparing for the largest meeting

    PLA Holds High-Level Seminar on Informatized Warfare

    PLA HOLDS HIGH-LEVEL SEMINAR ON DEVELOPING INFORMATIZED TRAINING Over one hundred flag and field-grade officers participated in a ten-day conference on informatized military training. The "All-Army Special Topic Group Training

    PLA Holds High-Level Seminar on Informatized Warfare

    PLA HOLDS HIGH-LEVEL SEMINAR ON DEVELOPING INFORMATIZED TRAINING Over one hundred flag and field-grade officers participated in a ten-day conference on informatized military training. The "All-Army Special Topic Group Training

    Differing Over Carriers & Rethinking Embargoes

    PLA FLAG OFFICERS DIFFER ON CHINA’S AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEVELOPMENT At the recent Fifth Session of the 10th National People’s Congress held in Beijing, an admiral from the People’s Liberation Army

    Differing Over Carriers & Rethinking Embargoes

    PLA FLAG OFFICERS DIFFER ON CHINA’S AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEVELOPMENT At the recent Fifth Session of the 10th National People’s Congress held in Beijing, an admiral from the People’s Liberation Army

    Sarkozy Accepts Invitation to Visit China

    Following his very first meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the G8 summit, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit

    Sarkozy Accepts Invitation to Visit China

    Following his very first meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the G8 summit, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit

    Editor’s Note

    Few subjects are as contentiously debated among students of contemporary China as the direction of its modernization and the progress of its reforms. More often than not, these discussions become

    Editor’s Note

    Few subjects are as contentiously debated among students of contemporary China as the direction of its modernization and the progress of its reforms. More often than not, these discussions become

    Editor’s Note

    The Jamestown Foundation is proud to present a special issue of China Brief that is focused on the foreign, economic and security policies of Taiwan. Denny Roy leads off by

    Editor’s Note

    The Jamestown Foundation is proud to present a special issue of China Brief that is focused on the foreign, economic and security policies of Taiwan. Denny Roy leads off by

    Editor’s Note

    Premier Wen Jiabao's recent tour of Japan, the first by a Chinese premier in nearly seven years, reflects a warming trend in the relationship between China and Japan. Given the

    Editor’s Note

    Premier Wen Jiabao's recent tour of Japan, the first by a Chinese premier in nearly seven years, reflects a warming trend in the relationship between China and Japan. Given the

    In A Fortnight

    PLA FLAG OFFICERS DIFFER ON CHINA’S AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEVELOPMENT At the recent Fifth Session of the 10th National People’s Congress held in Beijing, an admiral from the People’s Liberation Army

    In A Fortnight

    PLA FLAG OFFICERS DIFFER ON CHINA’S AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEVELOPMENT At the recent Fifth Session of the 10th National People’s Congress held in Beijing, an admiral from the People’s Liberation Army

    In A Fortnight

    BEIJING BEGINS NATIONAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS WITH PROMISES OF ASSISTANCE FOR RURAL POOR In accordance with President Hu Jintao’s commitment toward creating a “harmonious society” (hexie shehui) within China, Chinese Premier

    In A Fortnight

    BEIJING BEGINS NATIONAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS WITH PROMISES OF ASSISTANCE FOR RURAL POOR In accordance with President Hu Jintao’s commitment toward creating a “harmonious society” (hexie shehui) within China, Chinese Premier

    In A Fortnight

    U.S. AND JAPAN’S ISLAND CHAIN POLICIES CRITICAL TO TAIWAN’S DEFENSE In a recent report assessing the future missions of the four Keelung (Kidd) class destroyers that were recently commissioned into

    In A Fortnight

    U.S. AND JAPAN’S ISLAND CHAIN POLICIES CRITICAL TO TAIWAN’S DEFENSE In a recent report assessing the future missions of the four Keelung (Kidd) class destroyers that were recently commissioned into

    In A Fortnight

    VARYING REGIONAL REACTIONS TO CHINA’S ASAT MISSILE TEST Following the revelation of China’s anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test conducted on January 11, reactions by leading government officials and media outlets throughout

    In A Fortnight

    VARYING REGIONAL REACTIONS TO CHINA’S ASAT MISSILE TEST Following the revelation of China’s anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test conducted on January 11, reactions by leading government officials and media outlets throughout

    In A Fortnight

    PLA HOLDS HIGH-LEVEL SEMINAR ON DEVELOPING INFORMATIZED TRAINING Over one hundred flag and field-grade officers participated in a ten-day conference on informatized military training. The "All-Army Special Topic Group Training

    In A Fortnight

    PLA HOLDS HIGH-LEVEL SEMINAR ON DEVELOPING INFORMATIZED TRAINING Over one hundred flag and field-grade officers participated in a ten-day conference on informatized military training. The "All-Army Special Topic Group Training

    In A Fortnight

    BEIJING ENACTS DISCIPLINARY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION MEASURES AT PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL LEVEL Beijing is increasingly worried that the large number of “mass incidents”—some 86,000 in 2005—may destabilize the country and threaten

    In A Fortnight

    BEIJING ENACTS DISCIPLINARY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION MEASURES AT PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL LEVEL Beijing is increasingly worried that the large number of “mass incidents”—some 86,000 in 2005—may destabilize the country and threaten

    In A Fortnight

    CHINA AND PAKISTAN CONDUCT JOINT ANTI-TERROR TRAINING EXERCISES On December 18, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Pakistani Army concluded an eight-day exercise of “joint-terror operations in mountainous terrain”

    Editor’s Note

    Few subjects are as contentiously debated among students of contemporary China as the direction of its modernization and the progress of its reforms. More often than not, these discussions become

    In A Fortnight

    NEW WAR GAMES SIMULATOR EMPLOYED AT NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY China’s National Defense University (NDU) has initiated the use of a new situational conflict simulation system in order to train its

    In A Fortnight

    --BEIJING SPONSORS HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBITION China kicked off a 10-day human rights exhibition last Friday, November 17 in Beijing. The display of more than 700 pictures, 250 legal documents, 330

    In A Fortnight

    BEIJING WRAPS UP FORUM ON CHINA-AFRICA COOPERATION WITH PLEDGES OF AID AND COOPERATION The two-day Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) concluded with additional pledges of support

    In A Fortnight

    SINO-AFRICAN RELATIONS HAILED AS SUMMIT NEARS With the highly anticipated Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) fast approaching, China has been busily preparing for the largest meeting

    Editor’s Note

    The Jamestown Foundation is proud to present a special issue of China Brief that is focused on the foreign, economic and security policies of Taiwan. Denny Roy leads off by

    In a Fortnight

    PLEDGES OF CLOSER SINO-RUSSIAN RELATIONS COINCIDES WITH DELIVERY OF DESTROYER At the very first meeting of the “China-Russia Friendly Strategic Dialogue” on September 28, Russian and Chinese officials praised the

    In a Fortnight

    JIEFANGJUN BAO CALLS FOR SPECIAL FORCES CAPABILITIES TO PERFORM “HOME ALONE” OPERATIONS The PLA’s official military newspaper, the Jiefangjun Bao, published an editorial by Peng Xiaolong and Wu Wenjun that

    In a Fortnight

    CHINA RESHUFFLES ITS MILITARY LEADERSHIP Beijing recently instituted a new round of personnel changes among the top-ranking officers of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and its sister branches, the

    In a Fortnight

    --PLA GENERAL POLITICAL DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR THE STUDY OF “SELECTED WORKS OF JIANG ZEMIN” The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Political Department (GPD) issued a circular that called for the