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China's Government Is Getting A Foothold On American Colleges, Scholars Say

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 12.05.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- China's authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by funding dozens of institutes that project a rose-tin...

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Government Is

Gladys Li | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Gladys Li

As we know, there are many businesses set up by mainland interests in Hong Kong. They just have to appoint a dummy who is a Hong Kong permanent resident to go and vote on their behalf for the representative of their choice.

Helmut Schmidt: 'I Would Not Sell Democracy To The Chinese' -- Part I

Guancha.cn | Wang Hui | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Recently, the Chinese scholar Wang Hui sat down for a conversation with Helmut Schmidt, Germany’s elder statesman, in Hamburg. Until 2007, Wa...

China's Bad Emperor Problem

Francis Fukuyama | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Francis Fukuyama

If you have competent and well-trained bureaucrats or well-educated technical professionals who are dedicated to public interest, this kind of government is better than democratic government in the short term. But there are no institutional rules limiting the power of a bad emperor. The last bad emperor commonly acknowledged as such was Mao Zedong. Such an individual can do far more damage to the society than a constitutionally and democratically constrained democratic leader.

China's President Takes On Another Powerful Title

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping was formally named head of a new national security body Friday, in a move that further strengthens his s...

China Investigates Top Minister For Corruption

AP | Posted 12.20.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese vice minister of public security has been placed under investigation for serious violations of laws and regulations, the ru...

China Ramps Up Prosecution Of Rights Activists

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are ramping up prosecutions of rights activists during the year-end holidays, apparently hoping the West will pay...

Sex Video Scandal Lands Official In Jail

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

BEIJING, Dec 13 (Reuters) - An official sacked after a sex scandal was sentenced to 14 years in jail for bribery on Friday, state media said, in the...

China Punishes 20,000 Officials For Being Too Bureaucratic

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) - China has punished almost 20,000 officials in the last year for breaching rules to cut down on bureaucracy as well as pom...

China To End One-Child Policy, Eventually

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Nov 19 (Reuters) - China will eventually scrap family planning restrictions, a senior official said on Tuesday...

China Eyes Economic Reforms

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says its leaders will meet late next week to craft a long-range economic blueprint for the ...

Hold Your Breath

Victoria Lai | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Victoria Lai

The top decision-making body in the Chinese Communist Party, the politburo standing committee, is set to see an infusion of new blood. The process is shrouded in mystery, a frustrating state of affairs for investors and other observers because the direction of change in China will be underpinned by the result.

How China Is Attempting To Close Its Income Gap

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business

BEIJING, Aug 27 (Reuters) - China is likely to unveil long-awaited income distribution reform in October and is now seeking opinions from ministers an...

Why China Won't Collapse (Soon)

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Daniel A. Bell

However paradoxical it may sound to Westernears, the Chinese government has succeeded by drawing upon sources of non-democratic legitimacy.

Bo Xilai Revelations Are Chinese "Glasnost"

Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

China naysayers are revelling in the avalanche of revelations about the extensive corruption of Bo Xilai's family network. In doing so, they are missing the much larger, and more historically significant, course correction taking place: the advent of Chinese glasnost.

Official: Chinese Government Will Be 'Even More Open'

AP | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China will be more open about the often secretive workings of the government and ruling Communist Party in the coming year, although strict...

Small Fishing Village Defies Chinese Government

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BEIJING — China's government is trying to defuse a revolt in a small fishing village, offering to investigate the land seizures that touched off...

China Government Bans Ads During TV Dramas

AP | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home

BEIJING — China's government is prohibiting television stations from placing advertisements in the middle of TV dramas in a move meant to attrac...

China's Communist Party Membership Swells To New High

AP | Posted 08.24.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China's Communist Party, the world's largest political party, said Friday that it has grown even bigger, with the number of members passing...

Chinese Government Employees Punished For Goofing Off

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A northern Chinese province has punished more than 300 employees caught gambling, singing karaoke or otherwise neglecting official duties ...

Report: Chinese Who Complain To Government Risk Kidnap

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Kidnapping villagers who have traveled to Beijing to lodge complaints with China's central government and keeping them in unofficial j...