EU governments should put concrete demands to the Chinese government, including a comprehensive review of its Tibet policy
European leaders need to follow France and Poland’s example and take a tougher line on China, with real political threats, if the situation in Tibet does not improve
Kai Eide’s appointment as the UN envoy in Kabul provides an opportunity to craft a new international strategy for Afghanistan and the region
The events shaking the wider Tibetan area should lead both the Chinese government and its international partners to a deep reconsideration of past policies
The EU needs to act to ensure that China does not use violence to put down protests in Tibet, but engages the Dalai Lama in real dialogue
A new propaganda offensive by China on its activities in Africa provides an opening for the West. We should use this to persuade China to take responsibility for its impact in Africa.
European defence chiefs should help improve the EU’s lacklustre performance in Afghanistan
Spielberg was right to step down but governments should look at China’s policies within a historical context, and have a strategy for influencing Beijing beyond the summer of 2008
In the past few years, almost all of East Asia’s fully fledged democracies have changed leadership – but this has gone rather unnoticed by European observers who focus on China alone
China is emerging not just as an economic giant, but as a powerhouse of ideas about politics, economics and world order. Its own model of globalisation could re-shape much of the world.