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Is China All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Rajan Menon | Posted 03.29.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Sure, there's bad news about China: pollution, corruption, the hounding and jailing of dissidents, etc. But overshadowing such reportage is the grander theme of a China on the move and on the make, poised to reshape the world.

A Poem May Get a Writer Jailed In China

John Lundberg | Posted 03.23.2012 | World
John Lundberg

Chinese writer and activist Zhu Yufu was charged with publishing a provocative poem this past week (the official charge was "inciting subversion of state power"). Zhu's poem is entitled "It's Time," and here it is in translation.

Jailed Chinese Lawyer Denied Visits

AP | By ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Relatives of an outspoken human rights lawyer jailed after being secretly held by Chinese security agents were told Tuesday that he is unde...

2011: The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Chinese government claims of Uyghur terrorism and the Chinese state's chasing of Uyghur refugees across its borders require a strong international response.

The Global Economy Depends On China's Rural Population

The New York Times | Joshua Muldavin | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

Two weeks ago peasants in Wukan, a fishing village in the prosperous southern Chinese province of Guangdong, took over their village, throwing out loc...

China and the U.S.: World Leaders in Executions

David A. Love | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
David A. Love

Executions are merely the most violent manifestation of this inequity and injustice in the land, a failure to come to terms with bad habits and the demons of an American past that continue to torment us today.

After Wukan

Jacqueline N. Deal | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Jacqueline N. Deal

Amidst the climate of debate and recrimination in Beijing, some will highlight the coincidence of the Wukan uprising in China with the "Occupy" movement in the United States.

U.S. Envoy Concerned About China's Human Rights Record

AP | CHARLES HUTZLER and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BEIJING — China's deteriorating human rights record is a growing concern for the United States, even as overall ties between the countries becom...

Protest Or Sacrifice? China's Anti-Imperialist Propaganda Backfires In Tibet

Rebecca Novick | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Novick

With TIME magazine hoisting the self-immolations in Tibet as the top most underreported story of 2011, suddenly there is a window of attention on this disturbing trend.

Time to Think Differently About China

Chai Ling | Posted 01.12.2012 | World
Chai Ling

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?

China in Ten Words: A Book to Watch for

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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.

Why Doesn't Asia Have Religion?

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Having spent the past 10 years writing and teaching on Asian religions, I now have something to confess: Asia does not have religion.

Inside World's Economic Engine, Young China Redefines Class Consciousness

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

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.

China Tightens Grip On Web Content

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- A Communist Party leader has told China's Internet companies to tighten control over material online as Beijing cracks down on dissent and ...

Biden Prods China On Human Rights

LA Times | Posted 10.21.2011 | World

Reporting from Chengdu, China -- The United States and China "have a stake in one another's success," Vice President Joe Biden said here Sunday, call...

Alex Becker

Human Rights Groups Tell Biden To Hold China Accountable | Alex Becker | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Human rights groups have wasted little time calling on Vice President Joe Biden to focus on human rights abuses as he meets with high-le...

China Vows Crackdown On Sex-Selective Abortions

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

BEIJING — China is vowing to strengthen enforcement to prevent sex-selective abortions and close a yawning gender gap in a country that already ...

Ai Weiwei on Google Plus: Looking for Trouble?

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

It didn't take long for Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, released from detention on June (but not entirely free), to resume his provocative ways, placing himself in possible jeopardy.

Ai Weiwei's Sister Gives Details of His Confinement

The Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

SHANGHAI – Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist who was released last month after 81 days in a Beijing jail on tax evasion charges, spent his days of con...

Dr. King Is Needed In China, Though His Work Isn't Done in America

David A. Love | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
David A. Love

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.

China Admits 'A Long Way To Go' On Citizens' Human Rights

Posted 09.12.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China still has "a long way to go" before its citizens can enjoy full human rights, a senior Chinese official said in a rare a...

Jon Ward

Jon Huntsman Predicts 'Major Problems' Ahead For China | Jon Ward | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman usually speaks about that country in general terms: China is rising; America must reform to...

Alex Wagner

Can The iPod Save U.S. Workers? | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As President Obama continues to battle for his innovation agenda, a new report released this week by the U.S. International Trade Commissi...

China Probes Sale Of 'Illegal Children'

Posted 07.10.2011 | World

A southern Chinese province has begun investigating a report that officials had seized at least 16 babies born in violation of strict family plan...

Andrea Stone

U.S. Officials Raise Concerns Over Human Rights As Chinese Officials Look On | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the United States opened two days of talks with China Monday, Vice President Joe Biden lauded the growing political ties between the ...