What will Hu Jianto and President Obama discuss during his visit? The dire case of Chen Guangcheng, whose life hangs in the balance, the millions of lives China's One-Child Policy is "preventing" -- or simply business?
One of China's most prolific, interesting, and hard to pigeon-hole authors, Yu Hua, is on a book tour in the U.S., promoting his latest work (the English language edition comes out next week), a collection of essays titled China in Ten Words.
Though China has earned a reputation as the world's preeminent sweatshop, young workers are starting to understand that they deserve equitable pay for the "cheap" labor that foreign capital readily exploits.
This country's lingering wars, its Tea Party policies, economic inequality and entrenched corporate power mean it has not fully learned the lessons left by the man we memorialize on the National Mall -- with a statue designed by a Chinese sculptor.
Did you know that, during the flare-up over a possible shutdown of the government, Maureen Dowd was yelling at Bob Dylan for blowing our best chance to finally shame China into doing something about its terrible record on human rights? It's all shocking and true.
Zamling sits in a dank concrete hall in a Tibetan slum in the cramped backstreets of Kathmandu. No matter what his dreams might be, this bright and confident college graduate remains a personae non gratae in the eyes of Nepal's authorities.