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Beina Xu

Beina Xu is an online writer/editor for

Under the Nuclear Shadow: A Short History of the China-North Korea Relationship

While Beijing may be unhappy about Pyongyang’s nuclear games, few expect bold action that could cause sudden collapse.


Here's Your Pocket Guide to the South China Sea Tensions

Everything you wanted to know from the pivot to the Paracel Islands, from the Council on Foreign Relations. By Beina Xu


The Mideast Is Overshadowing Obama's Pivot to Asia

Four experts from the Council on Foreign Relations offer perspectives on how Asia is reacting to President Obama's renewed focus on the region amid the turmoil in the Mideast. By Beina Xu