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Wall Street Journal launches China column

News Corp-owned newspaper the Wall Street Journal has launched a column dedicated to China.

Called China’s World, it will be edited by Andrew Browne, the Journal and Dow Jones’ former China editor.

Browne’s first column ran yesterday and focused on the role China might play in the conflict in Syria.

The announcement:

Hong Kong, 3 September The defining question of the 21st century is this: what kind of global power will China become?

“China’s World”, a new Wall Street Journal column that launches today, offers insights into this transcending issue. It’s written by Andrew Browne, formerly China Editor for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.

In just three decades, China has risen from poverty to become the engine of global growth. Economic power is shifting eastwards, and political influence is following. But China remains a troubled nation, beset by problems from water shortages to corruption. Its ambition to revive its historical greatness – the “China Dream” – is creating both opportunities and anxieties for its neighbors, and strategic dilemmas for the United States.

Drawing on his 30 years of experience reporting on Asia, and China in particular, Browne will offer poignant insights and share Chinese perceptions on the events shaping China and its relations with the Asia Pacific region and the world beyond.

Browne will travel around China and the region to tell compelling stories that offer a fresh view on these challenges. The first column looks at China’s dilemma in the Middle East, as the Obama administration threatens military strikes on Syria. China’s desire for influence in the region collides with its distaste for “regime change.”

The new column underscores the Journal’s strong commitment to cover China for the newspaper and its digital platforms.

Source: press release

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