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Obama in Asia: West Looks East After "The End of History"

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kishore Mahbubani

The loss of the West's moral authority is the exact opposite outcome that Western minds expected when they celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

China Hotels Go for the Upgrade

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rebecca Fannin

The concept of customer service is still fairly new in China. That's most noticeably true if you're traveling on business.

Best Buildings Of The Decade (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Every decade brings with it new buildings that stir the imagination and push the limits of what was sought possible in terms of design. In the slidesh...

Obama's Visit Stirs Rethinking On Race, Racism In China

Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the country gets ready to welcome the first African American U.S. president, whose first official visit here starts Sunday, the Chinese are confron...

Krugman Is Wrong: Why China Won't Revalue

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

With China now accounting for nearly $1 trillion of American debt, the U.S. can't simply insist that it do something about its currency and expect action. Geithner has been right in not publicly calling out China.

Obama And Dalai Lama Meeting Is Delayed

The Washington Post | John Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President...

In Trade, Too Often, the Victim is Blamed

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The U.S. media strongly supports protections for copyrighted material like movies and music, but it isn't so sympathetic of trade cases involving manufactured goods, like Chinese-manufactured tires.

Demand China Commit Military Forces to the War in Afghanistan

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric C. Anderson

Beijing has spent the last ten years trying to sell China as a responsible member of the international community, now is the time to prove she is indeed ready to completely assume the duties associated with that title.

What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.

On the Road: Why Do We Want To Travel?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

Fear is part of what makes travel so enlivening and revelatory. You're perpetually off-balance and on guard. After a while one yearns for the mindlessness of familiar routines.

Chinese Man Sets Himself On Fire To Protest Demolition Of Home

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Chinese man is being treated in hospital after setting himself on fire in the capital, Beijing, to protest against the demolition of his home....

The U.S. and China: The Defining Issue of Our Day

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zachary Karabell

Americans still don't quite get it. There is no vote, quick resolution, or unitary policy that will "solve" China. That allows it to linger as a concern, but not to shape action.

How Beijing Cleans Its Air (and Fakes It Too)

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Did a New York Times article about improvements to air quality in Beijing bear echoes of the Chinese state-run media?

elBulli in Beijing

Roseann M. Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Roseann M. Lake

Adrià describes his ten days in Beijing as a period of perpetual curiosity during which he attended meals with fifty different dishes, each unique, and some, even to him, entirely unidentifiable.

Obama Town Hall In China (LIVE WEBCAST, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHANGHAI (AP)- President Barack Obama gave China a pointed, unexpected nudge to stop censoring the Internet access of its own people, offering an anim...

Remembering China's Great Helmsman

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The Great Helmsman united fractured, war-torn China, restoring its pride and self-confidence after two centuries of humiliation.

Tom Friedman's Take On "Wimps" and "The Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

How are we going to compete in years to come as we go head-to-head with societies that are far better equipped to deal with the exigencies of the future?

"Climate Week" and My Talks With China's Top Negotiator

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Minister Xie said he hopes that Congress will pass a U.S. climate bill before international negotiations begin in Copenhagen in December.

NFL Sets Its Sights On China With Reality TV Show "NFL Blitz"

Washington Post | Les Carpenter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For years the NFL, which kicks off its regular season in full on Sunday, has been the most lucrative sports league in the world, generating an estimat...

Could China Hold the World's Clean Technology Hostage?

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

China could tighten its control over metals essential for a wide array of green technologies, raising the specter of a unilateral OPEC for rare earth metals.

Forget The Forbidden City -- IKEA Is The New Go-To Beijing Spot To Hang Out

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With no plans one Saturday, Zhang Xin told his wife, son and mother to wear something smart and hop into the family sedan. He could have taken them to...

Xu Zhiyong and What His Detention Means for Rule of Law in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

The Chinese Communist Party is unified by one principle: to remain in power. Any organized effort, even if within the confines of the law, will be viewed as a threat to the CCP's authority.

Beijing's Smog Is Back One Year After Olympics

AFP | Dan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING -- One year after staging a mostly pollution-free Olympics, Beijing has seen its skies shrouded in haze again, highlighting what observers cal...

Beijing Hiring Army Of Internet Censors

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The city of Beijing is planning to hire thousands of internet censors in a fresh sign of the authorities' attempts to tighten their grip on cyberspace...

Eco-Hip-Hop Show Teaches About Awesome Renewable Energy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Geothermal energy, which harnesses the natural heat under the earth's surface, has support from a lot of people: the US government, Google and even Ra...