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