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IMF Head Lagarde: Global Economy At Risk Of 'Lost Decade'

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

BEIJING -- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday the global economy faces the risk of a "lost decade" of little or no growth an...

A Foreigner By Any Other Name

Mitch Moxley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Mitch Moxley

As Tall Rice, I've appeared in a movie, a humiliating music video, a commercial, a Peking Opera television special and, soon, a Chinese dating show. At home, I would have said no to all of it.

Toddler Run Over, Ignored By Passers-By, Dies Amid Outrage

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

BEIJING — A toddler who was twice run over by vans and then ignored by passers-by on a busy market street died Friday a week after the accident ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's Aggressive China Rhetoric Questioned By Conservatives | Jon Ward | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama submitted three long-awaited free trade agreements to Congress this month, which were quickly ratified Wednesday, but Re...

Highlights From Beijing Design Week | Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts

Beijing Design Week 2011: Beijing architect Naihan Li presented crates that unfold to become a collection of furniture at a pop-up disco lounge for Be...

China's Zheng Bijian on "The Global Convergence of Interests"

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

Few strategists or thinkers are as influential with China's senior leadership as Zheng Bijian. As the world became wary of China's growing role as a major power, Zheng proposed the doctrine of "China's peaceful rise."

The Euro Crisis Is Serious but Not Lethal

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

The solution is in Europe, not in Washington or Beijing. Europe cannot continue to act irresponsibly and must assume its responsibilities to avoid a global crisis.

From Chinese Young Pioneer to Greenpeace Activist: the Story of Tom Wang

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

This is a profile of one of our staff working in Beijing and his personal journey to becoming an activist.

China Says Cooling Surging Prices Still Top Priority

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- China's central bank said Monday that cooling surging prices still is its top priority even after inflation eased slightly in August. Th...

Beijing Is 'A Constant Nightmare', Ai Weiwei Writes | ROBERT MACKEY | Posted 10.29.2011 | Arts

In an angry, despairing essay for Newsweek, Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese artist and dissident who was released from detention two months ago, descri...

Andrew Burmon

Beijing (n.): Reinventing Oneself On A Deadline (VIDEO) | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.30.2011 | Travel

Equal parts debutante ball, bar mitzvah and scarification, the 2008 Beijing Olympics contained all the classic elements of a coming of age celebration...

China To Biden: 'United States Has Entered A Long Period Of Decline'

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- Chinese commentators are marking a visit by Vice President Joseph Biden by offering a struggling United States advice: Stop flooding your e...

A Quick Q&A with Tom Scocca -- Author of Beijing Welcomes You

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 10.16.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Tom Scocca's engaging new book, which explores his experiences in China during its pre-Olympic and Olympic moments, has been getting enthusiastic reviews. I decided to send a few questions his way.

Ai Weiwei Talks Detention With NY Times | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts

HONG KONG -- Ai Weiwei, the prominent Chinese artist and dissident, said Friday that he had been kept in a tiny room throughout his nearly three-month...

Chinese Bullet Train Recall As Travelers Worry About Safety

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

BEIJING -- A Chinese bullet train manufacturer announced a recall Friday of 54 trains in the latest embarrassment for a problem-plagued prestige proje...

Ai Weiwei Gives First Interview To Communist Party Tabloid

Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts

China's Global Times has published an interview with beleaguered artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, but commentators are not convinced that it was the be...

Whack-A-Mole in China's Bubbly Housing Market

Nigel Chalk | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Nigel Chalk

We can expect that policymakers will continue to have to periodically step back into the property market with successively tighter administrative controls, continuing to play Whack-a-Mole with China's burgeoning property bubble.

Ai Weiwei Breaks Gov't-Ordered Media Silence: Tweets About Detention

Posted 10.08.2011 | Arts

Just days after Ai Weiwei's long-awaited return to Twitter, the celebrated Chinese artist appeared to break his legally-imposed media silence by tweet...

China's Aircraft Carrier: Why It Matters

David Millar | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
David Millar

In the midst of last month's debt ceiling insanity, the Chinese Ministry of Defense quietly acknowledged what must be one of the world's worst-kept secrets: China is building an aircraft carrier.

IMF: Potential Chinese Housing Bubble Remains Cause For Concern

Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it remains concerned with the potential for a property price bubble in China even though the cou...

China Reports Rapid Increase In Tax Revenues Amid Debt Concerns

Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao) - China's tax revenues in the first half of the year surged 29.6 percent from a year earlier to 5 trillion yuan ($773 billion)...

Lesson One In This School: How To Marry A Billionaire

Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

Lesson one in this school: How to marry a billionaire. Beijing's Moral Education Centre for Women is offering 30 hours of classes for 20,000 RMB (o...

Viewing U.S. Tourism as a Valuable Export

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 09.14.2011 | Travel
Frits van Paasschen

Beijing International Airport just surpassed O'Hare and Heathrow to become the world's second busiest airport. And that's what globalization means for us... billions of new travelers creating new travel patterns.

Ai Weiwei's Sister Gives Details of His Confinement

The Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

SHANGHAI – Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist who was released last month after 81 days in a Beijing jail on tax evasion charges, spent his days of con...

China Beats Growth Expectations, But Economy Still Slows

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Aileen Wang and Kevin Yao) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, easing fears of a hard landing and strength...