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Miles Yu's column appears Fridays. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Xi Jinping

Inside China: Where’s Xi?

Xi Jinping, who is expected to succeed Chinese leader Hu Jintao and take charge of the communist state for the next 10 years, went into hiding last week, instantly shifting China's rumor mills into high gear. Published September 12, 2012

Inside China: Indian Ocean fortress

In recent years, China has invested heavily in building up military facilities and naval ports in the small but strategically located Indian Ocean state of Sri Lanka. Published September 5, 2012

Inside China: Missile defense conspiracy?

Rear Adm. Yin Zhuo, a leading Chinese navy official, told his nation Aug. 24 that plans to boost U.S. missile defenses in Asia are a strategic conspiracy to trick other nations in the region into investing vast resources to develop nuclear and ballistic weapons. Published August 29, 2012

In this Sunday Aug. 19, 2012 photo, anti-Japan protesters march in Harbin, in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province. An unauthorized landing by Japanese activists on a tiny island in what the Japanese call the Senkaku chain - and the Chinese call the Diaoyu - sparked an outpouring of anger and anti-Japanese protests across China and fueled calls for aggressive government action that some fear could lead to a dangerous escalation of tensions. (AP Photo)

Inside China: Anti-Japan protests turn violent

The diplomatic row between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, which China calls the Diaoyudaos, stepped up this week as demonstrations in several major Chinese cities turned violent. Published August 22, 2012

Inside China: China tries 4 police chiefs

Four key aides to former Chongqing police Chief Wang Lijun, whose dramatic attempt to defect to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu triggered a political tsunami in Chinese politics, faced prosecution in a show trial on Friday. Published August 15, 2012

Inside China: Aide to consulate defector charged

Wang Pengfei, the right-hand man of Wang Lijun, the former Chongqing police chief whose attempted defection to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu in February triggered China's biggest political storm in several decades, was officially charged recently with dereliction of duty and corruption. Published August 1, 2012

**FILE** Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks July 9, 2012, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Associated Press)

Inside China: Armed fishermen

A leading Chinese fishing-industry official is urging the Chinese government to provide arms and military training for 100,000 Chinese fishermen to roam the South China Sea and defeat Vietnam and other countries in the region that are challenging China’s sweeping claims of sovereignty in those waters. Published July 18, 2012

Inside China: Nation is among most repressive

China has about one-quarter of the world's population but more than 80 percent of the world's people categorized as "not free" and denied the most basic rights, according to a recent Freedom House report. Published July 11, 2012

Inside China: China upset over RIMPAC snub

As China ratchets up military tensions with almost all of its neighbors in the Western Pacific, the United States is hosting its largest multinational maritime exercise and has excluded China from joining the maneuvers near Hawaii called Rim of the Pacific. Published July 4, 2012

Inside China: PLA says war with U.S. imminent

A Chinese general recently offered an alarming assessment that a future conflict with the United States is coming as a result of U.S. “containment” policies. Published June 27, 2012

Inside China: PLA hawks decry sellout by leaders

China's military is making bold accusations that self-described "heroic" anti-American hawks are being purged and betrayed by China's CIA-controlled civilian leaders. Published June 20, 2012

Inside China: China's one million traitors

"China is a country with fertile soil to produce traitors. There were over 1 million Chinese traitors during the Resisting the Japanese War [World War II]. In today's China, there are more traitors than that number," said Rear Adm. Zhang Zhaozhong of the Chinese navy, who is the most well-known and most senior military commentator on China's state television. He is one of the most outspoken, hard core anti-American spokesmen. The revealing remarks were made June 7 in the online edition of the official Chinese newspaper the Global Times. Published June 13, 2012

Inside China: China and India play consulate game

India is taking advantage of China's desire to open a new diplomatic outpost in the strategically important port city of Chennai in South India. The Delhi government for its part wants the Chinese government to reopen the Indian consulate in Lhasa, Tibet, the Hindustan Times reported May 28. That consulate was forced to close in the aftermath of the 1962 Sino-Indian border war. Published June 6, 2012

Inside China: China sees conspiracy in sea law convention

The Chinese government reacted strongly recently to U.S. government efforts to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), calling the move a dangerous U.S. military plot to interfere further in Asia's regional affairs. Published May 30, 2012

Inside China: China and its exiles

As its influence continues to grow on the world stage, China has one major demand that the rest of the world is finding more and more difficult to accept: stay away from those people Beijing dislikes and views as undesirable. Published May 16, 2012

Inside China: Hobnobbing, war hysteria escalate

Billed as the most important and substantial military exchange visit with the United States in nine years, the grand tour from Friday through Thursday by a large Chinese military delegation – led by Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie – received royal treatment at the Pentagon this week. Published May 9, 2012

Inside China: Admiral says China can destroy destroyers

The Navy's next-generation warship, the 15,000-ton Zumwalt-class destroyer, is no good and can be destroyed by Chinese fishing boats armed with explosives, according to a leading Chinese military commentator, People's Liberation Army Rear Adm. Zhang Zhaozhong. Published May 2, 2012

Inside China: Eroding press freedom

A routine Taiwanese legislative hearing on Chinese government advertising activities in Taiwan revealed alarming evidence that the communist government paid some of Taiwan's leading newspapers to produce pro-mainland news coverage. Published April 25, 2012

Inside China: China, Russia to hold drill near Korea

Chinese and Russian military forces are set to hold a large-scale, weeklong joint naval drill beginning Sunday, and the maneuvers will be held in sensitive waters of the Yellow Sea just west of the Korean Peninsula. Published April 18, 2012