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Forgetting June 4th

Lauren Hilgers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lauren Hilgers

Censored in Chinese media and left out of official histories, there has been little to keep memory of Tiananmen Square going.

Bullets Over Beijing: 20 Years After Tiananmen Square

New York Times | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was exactly 20 years ago that I stood on the northwest corner of Tiananmen Square and watched "People's China" open fire on the people....

Tiananmen Square Remembered, An Eye-Witness Account

The Independent | Mary Dejevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Twenty years ago, a peaceful student protest in China's capital sparked a massacre that was broadcast across the globe. But did it really change anyth...

Understanding China's Approach to North Korea

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

So long as American forces remain in South Korea, and no one threatens to unleash a refugee flood by invading or imploding North Korea, China can return to its ancient practice of "benign neglect."

China Journal: Last Days

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madeleine M. Kunin

It is impossible to draw firm conclusions about China because there are so many contradictions.

The Amazing Race - Still the Best of its Genre: But the Itinerary's Not as Amazing as it Once Was

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Amazing Race provides fewer decision-making opportunities and clocks less mileage in each episode, thus diminishing the potential for bad luck affecting the teams. What's the reason?

Tiananmen Square, 20 Years Later: News, Photos And Video From Around The World (六四事件)

Huffington Post | David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some call it the "Tiananmen Square Massacre," others say the "Tiananmen Square Crackdown," and in China it is known merely as an "incident," the "June...

Will Obama Retreat on Democracy?

Ted Piccone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ted Piccone

Obama needs to lead by example by implementing human rights reforms at home and by reminding colleagues they share a responsibility to follow universal democratic standards.

Will Detroit Budget Cuts Doom US in World EV Market?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The perfect financial storm decimating the US auto sector could result in the nation's largest manufacturing industry falling even farther behind overseas competitors when it comes to EVs.

China Repoens Tibet For Tourists After Fears Of Riots Ease

Times Online | Jane Macartney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Signalling that the risk of anti-Chinese unrest has subsided in Tibet, Beijing has decided to reopen the Himalayan region's soaring mountains and gild...

China's Top Dissident Breaks Silence on Freeman

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

After news of Freeman's appointment was leaked, a group of Chinese dissidents, including pro-democracy activists from the Tiananmen Square protests, wrote a letter to Obama protesting the decision.

The Vagina Monologues Comes to Beijing

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The Vagina Monologues' appearance here captures a crucial moment of change in the way young Chinese women are thinking about their sexuality and their status.

Will China Put the "Eco-" Back Into "Economy"?

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

In slowdown and stimulus, can China breathe easier? In this economic downturn, few green linings could be as exciting as a cleaner China. It was the...

China Hopes Farmers Will Replace US Consumers And Provide Economic Boost

GlobalPost | Kathleen E. McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGQU, China -- With a raft of subsidies and thousands of new stores to spur spending, China is eyeing its poorest people -- farmers -- to kick-start...

Chinese Annual Meeting To Be Dominated By Economy, Preventing Social Unrest

New York Times | MIchael Wines | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China's national Legislature begins its tightly scripted annual meeting on Thursday with an agenda dominated by the ruling Communist Party'...

The International Impact of China's Olympic Moment

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

The Beijing Games should be seen as a part of an ongoing, ambitious, and so far partially successful re-branding effort on the part of the Chinese Communist Party.

Clinton In Asia: Local Media Respond (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hillary Clinton is currently in Asia on her first international trip as secretary of state. With stops in Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and China, Cl...

It's Not Just Chimps: Americans Have 7,000 Pet Tigers

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Thomson

The Captive Wild Animal Protection Coalition estimates that as many as 7,000 tigers are currently kept as pets in the United States--that's more tigers than currently inhabit all the wilds of Asia.

Clinton's China Trip Raises Hopes And Fears In Beijing

Inter Press Service | Antoaneta Bezlova | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING, Feb 17 (IPS) - United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's upcoming maiden trip to China this week has raised both expectations and ap...

Chinese Premier Begins European Tour To Boost Confidence

English Xinhua | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao left Beijing Tuesday morning for official visits to four European countries and the EU headqua...

Chinese New Year Marked With Fireworks, Celebrations (PHOTOS)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China greeted the arrival Monday of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and celebrations, bidding farewell to a tumultuous 2008 marked by a ...

Highlight of Hillary Clinton's Beijing Tour? A Power Plant

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

"What we hope is you don't make the same mistake we made, because I don't think either Chinese and the world can afford that," Hillary Clinton said la...

Nepal's Political Crisis Deepens

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Subhash Ghimire

More than 80% of Nepalese live in villages with very little access to health, education and other modern amenities. Lands seized by Maoists during the decade long war from 1996 to 2006 have not been returned to the owners.

Beijing Will Give Drivers Money To Give Up Polluting Cars

Treehugger | Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beijing is so desperate to get high-polluting cars off the roads, the city has devised a scheme that will pay citizens as much as $3600 to give up hea...

Beijing to Drivers: Give Up Your Car, We'll Pay You $3,600

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Pasternack

Beijing is so desperate to get high-polluting cars off the roads, the city has devised a scheme that will pay citizens as much as $3600 to give up hea...