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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.

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.

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...

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 admis...

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 planning ...

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 ...

China Warns U.S. Against 'Interference' Ahead Of Rights Talk

Posted 06.26.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government warned on Tuesday against using human rights disputes as what it called a tool to meddle, ahead of talks ...

Jason Linkins

Everyone Is Understandably Mad At Maureen Dowd For Calling Bob Dylan A Sell-Out | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2011 | Media

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.

China Tells U.S. To Quit As Human Rights Judge

Posted 06.10.2011 | World

By Chris Buckley BEIJING - The United States is beset by violence, racism and torture and has no authority to condemn other governments' human righ...

When a Basketball Match is an "Anti-China Activity"

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

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.

China Cracks Down On Cellphones, Shakespeare Shows

New York Times | SHARON LaFRANIERE and DAVID BARBOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Ara...

Dalai Lama Nephew Feared Growing U.S. Economic Ties to China

Roger Bianchini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roger Bianchini

On Feb. 14th, Jigme Norbu was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking along the southbound side of State A1A near Palm Coast in northeastern Florida during his most recent Tibetan freedom march.

Groupon's Offensive Super Bowl Ad Makes Tibetan Cause Relevant Again

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Guys, seriously, Groupon did a good thing, okay? Because after they aired that Super Bowl ad about Tibetans-being-oppressed-but-who-gives-a-shit-when-we-can-save-money, we're actually talking about Tibet today.

Changing Our Dysfunctional Relationship With China

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Paul

With Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, it is a good time to reflect on how the dysfunctional U.S.-China relationship has developed, and to consider why it may be time for a trial separation.