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Editor’s Note: Discontinuing the Use of Pinyin for Chinese Terms

Previous volumes of China Brief have used pinyin for Chinese terms. However, beginning with this volume, China Brief will include only the Chinese characters for terms and no longer include transliterations of such terms using pinyin. For example, an author translating “中国式现代化” as “Chinese-Style Modernization”... MORE

The Clash at Tawang: Tensions Rise on the China-India Border

Introduction On December 9, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian army clashed at Yangtse along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh resulting in injuries on both sides. Following the incident, the local Indian commander held a... MORE

Finland and the Demise of China’s Polar Silk Road

Introduction Only a short time ago, considerable enthusiasm existed in Finland regarding Beijing’s efforts to forge an “Arctic corridor” of railroads and undersea tunnels, satellite ground stations, an airport for scientific expeditions, and massive biorefineries. In this, Finland was not alone but represented only a... MORE