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Google in China

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Selkoe

As many of you have heard, Google is considering leaving the Chinese market. Yes, that's right; they would leave behind 1 billion plus people in the b...

Human Rights Watch World Report 2010 Warns Of Attacks On Activists

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite the growing strength of the human rights movement, abusive governments have begun to hit back at activists who challenge them, according to Hu...

Top Ten China Myths of 2009

newyorker.com | Evan Osnos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China in 2009 was the land we all hoped it would be: the enemy, the friend, the brilliant tactician, the bumbling oaf. China is such a mix of strength...

Tripping in China: Barack Obama's Challenge

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert L. Borosage

For Obama's trip to Asia, the White House paints a full agenda -- Afghanistan, human rights, North Korean nukes, climate change, trade relations, and the economy. But it's really just the economy, stupid.

Will Obama Help Change Asia's Racism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

President Obama's visit to Asia showed how long a journey it's been since the 1955 Bandung Conference, the historic meeting of African and Asian states striving for self-determination.

Tibetans Take to the Streets Over "Terrorist" Monk

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

While Tenzin Delek has been labeled a "terrorist" by Chinese authorities, to the Tibetan people he is a hero.

China's Forgotten Minority

Gordon Cinco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Cinco

This Human Rights Day should be more than just an opportunity for politicians to put forth toothless platitudes but instead a time to defend actively the principles in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.

China's Silicon Sweatshops

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hourly wages below a dollar. Firings with no notice. Indifferent bosses. Labor brokers that leech away months of a worker's hard-ear...

"Don't Be Evil": How Larry Page and Sergey Brin Really Think and Should We Worry About Google's Dominance

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We shall see if Larry and Sergey's collective brain can keep up with the spontaneous evolution of the Internet.

China: "Kingdom of Dwarves" Theme Park Showcases Little People

GlobalPost | Kathleen E. McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUNMING, China -- The casting call went out across China earlier this year, in newspapers and online: Entertainers needed for a new theme park, no spe...

Mao Takes Manhattan: Empire State Building Goes Red and Yellow for China

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Flumenbaum

Wednesday night, the Empire State Building illumined its spire with red and yellow lights in honor of China. While this isn't the first time it's gone red and yellow, it's the first time it's been done for Mao.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

For all our worries about Big Brother intruding on our lives, Big Brother has no way to stop individuals from intruding on him.

The Tibet Question: A Chinese Think Tank Dares to Ask

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

The report challenges the official government position that the Dalai Lama "incited" the protests and criticizes the government's response.

Joshua Cooper Ramo: Surprise! Global Financial Crisis Could Turn China Into A Superpower

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

The Chinese banking system has been through so much stress during the last few decades, they are in a much better position than the U.S. to deal with the global financial crisis, says Joshua Cooper Ramo.

China Concubines Return Thanks To Increasing Capitalism

The Independent | Clifford Coonan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From the Independent Mao Tse-tung tried to stamp the custom out as a relic of feudalism, but the return of capitalism to China has also meant a major...

Xu Zhiyong And 2 More Activists Released By China Without Explanation

nytimes.com | MICHAEL WINES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING Chinese authorities unexpectedly released three political activists from detention on Sunday, including one whose case had drawn global attent...

The Will to Survive: One Man's Harrowing Escape from Tibet

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

Tsewang managed to survive for fourteen months, 16,000 feet up in the mountains, with untreated bullet wounds, in extreme pain, living only on barley flour, butter and tea.

China Executions To Be Reduced To "An Extremely Small Number"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China, which executes more people per year than any other country, vowed this week to cut back on the habit, ABC News reports. According to Supreme P...

Will The U.S. and China Ever See Eye-To-Eye?

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julie Farby

To show the world we're not going to risk relations with our favorite creditor on account of a couple of crushed Uighurs, Obama dropped the whole human rights spiel in favor of sports!

A New Approach to Human Rights in China

Jaeah J. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaeah J. Lee

If the United States wants to see real progress in the bilateral relationship and to partner with China to address global challenges, it will have to become more innovative in how it attempts to move China on human rights.

China's Civil Rights Lawyers: The New Enemies of the State

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

in recent months Beijing has been busy targeting home-grown adversaries -- Chinese civil rights lawyers -- in a series of moves that has been described as "an all-out attack."

Why China's Leaders Need to Worry About Recent Events in Iran: Twitter Trumps the Great Firewall

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Scheer

Both Iran and China are modernizing autocracies committed by a combination of ideology and fear to maintaining control over their peoples' access to information. Iran's lesson for China's leaders is that the technologies of censorship, despite their increasing sophistication, may not be sufficient to prevent determined citizens from using technologies of communication to organize dissent and political opposition on a mass scale.

Getting Along with the Invaders: Bishkek Versus Kashgar

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

My experiences out West revealed the simmering race relations between the Han and Uighur peoples, which helps explain the necessity of sending Uighur detainees from Guantanamo to Palau and not back to China.

Iran Is the World's First Pink Revolution

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

Iranian women are standing shoulder to shoulder in a way never before seen in a society that mistreats them so severely.