Fair Observer: Best of China

Fair Observer's five best China articles of 2012.

1: Islands’ Dispute Recasts China-Taiwan-Japan Relations — Malcolm Cook

Domestic politics in China, Japan and Taiwan are intensifying the territorial dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands and bolstering China’s relations with Taiwan. 

2: Climbing Up the Global Value Chain — Zhang Yiwei

The new growth model for Chinese manufacturers.

3: China After the 18th Party Congress: Closing the Coastal-Inland Gap — Yue Xi

China’s leaders are facing an enormous coastal-inland income gap. Beijing will have to embrace serious reforms to unravel social tensions.

4: How the Eurozone Crisis Shapes China's Global Economic Strategy — Eric Lowe

Despite the relentless bad news concerning the Eurozone crisis, China remains confident that its economy is well prepared enough to withstand the worst effects.

5: An Orwellian Hong Kong— Ka Ho Wong

Is the outcry in Hong Kong against the Chinese government’s new curriculum for schools significant?

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