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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...

Pentagon: Chinese Ships Harassed US Vessel

AP | BY PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Chinese ships surrounded and harassed a Navy mapping ship in international waters off China, at one point coming within 25 feet of ...

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-sta...

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.

Beijing: Car Catches Fire With 3 Inside, Possible Act Of Self-Immolation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A passenger car at an intersection near Beijing's Tiananmen Square caught fire Wednesday with three people inside, police said, in wha...

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 ...

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 b...

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 hea...

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 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...

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 he...

Panda Mauls Tourist At Beijing Zoo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A panda at the Beijing zoo bit his third tourist in two years _ and this time, his jaws had to be forced open to free the man, who had...

2007 -- The Year that Time Forgot

Matt Stewart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matt Stewart

It's only natural that after our most recent 12-month carnival, 2007 would seem relatively blah. Every now and then, history lays an egg. What happened in 1957? 1910? 1887-1897?

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Read More: Stuart Bowden, Ted Stevens, Jesse Jackson Jr, Ron Paul, Guantanamo, Al Franken, Best Government Dollar Spent, 50 State Strategy, Mccain, Primary Schedule, Awards, China, Worst Political Theater, Drill Baby Drill, Sarah Palin, Most Overreported Story, Andrew Cuomo, First Cat, Howard Dean, Socks the Cat, 2008, Bailout, Sofa, Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Worst Political Scandal, John Edwards, Status of Forces, Sorry to See You Go, Health Care, Aids, Global Warming, Gravel, Election 2008 Coverage, Alaska, Bobby Jindal, Thomas Tamm, Reconstruction, Joe the Plumber, Tony Snow, Bernanke, Democrat, Letterman, Socks Clinton, Most Underrated, Democrats, Barack Obama, Best Idea, Predictions, George Carlin, 15 Minutes of Fame, Honorable Mention, Michigan, Hybrid, Wiretapping, Fred Thompson, Hillary Clinton, Executive Experience, Maliki, Caribou Barbie, Best Spin, Stuart Bowen, Destined for Political Oblivion, Kucinich, Jesse Helms, Private Jet, Beijing, Truth Commission, Going Green, Iraq, Most Overrated, Isaac Hayes, Spitzer, Caroline Kennedy, Bush, Wright, Blagojevich, Paulson, Bo Diddley, Mclaughlin, Unemployment, Inauguration, Destined for Political Stardom, Biggest Government Waste, Snl, Florida, Socks, Primary, Africa, Whistleblower, Best Political Theater, Most Underreported Story, Boldest Political Tactic, Castro, David Plouffe, Jeremiah Wright, Olympics, Harvey Korman, Beau Biden, Bernie Mac, Free Speech Zone, Wall Street, Chris Weigant, Oil, Most Honest Person, Socialism, Michael Crichton, Arthur C. Clarke, Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey, Worst Idea, David Letterman, Tamm, Wurzelbacher, Politics News
Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual awards! For the past three years, this column has paid homage (translation: "ripped off their gimmick") to the McLaughlin Group...

Chinese Democracy -- the 1978 Version

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

More than a decade before the June 4th Massacre, right after Deng's Reform era began in China, came the "Democracy Wall Movement" -- named for a Beijing area where critics started putting up posters in 1978.

Beijing Claims It Has Met Pollution Goal

AP | HENRY SANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — Beijing said Monday it has already reached its target number of 256 "blue-sky days" this year, with the help of ambitious environmenta...