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How Social Media Is Taking on the Environment in China

Xiong Lei | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Xiong Lei

BEIJING -- "Under the Dome" displays the growing power of social media in China today. It is not a production of any official filmmaking companies, whose products have traditionally dominated the Chinese TV and film screens. This dominance, however, has been challenged by the rising mobile internet and social media. With an exploding 730 million user accounts of mobile Internet in 2014, more and more Chinese individuals are putting up their self-made videos on entertaining portals like youku and iQiyi,

Western Media Are Missing China's Biggest Story

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

BEIJING -- In the Western media, the National People's Congress -- China's legislative body -- is perfunctorily conjoined with the phrase "rubber stamp." This characterization is less and less true every year and does a disservice to understanding the most significant historic shift taking place in China today: the long march toward "rule according to law" from administrative fiat.

It's Time for the Rule of Law in China

Xin Chunying | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Xin Chunying

In the political arena in China at this moment, "the rule of law" is the most fashionable topic. The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China which was held from Oct. 20 to 23 adopted the decision on major issues concerning comprehensively advancing rule of law in China. For the first time, the ruling party of China dedicated an entire plenary session to such a topic.

Will China's New Leaders Clean up the Environment?

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

I simply could not believe my ears. China's rubber-stamp legislature had never displayed such a level of opposition in its entire history, let alone on environmental grounds.

LOOK: Panoramic Images Reveal Enormity Of China's National People's Congress

AP | ALEX YUAN | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Each spring, thousands of people from China's farthest reaches stream into the country's capital to attend the biggest event on the politic...

Chinese Newspapers Make Rare Criticism Of Govenrment

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — More than a dozen Chinese newspapers took a rare stand this week against a Mao Zedong-era system blamed for the wide gap between the c...

Xu Zhiyong and What His Detention Means for Rule of Law in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

The Chinese Communist Party is unified by one principle: to remain in power. Any organized effort, even if within the confines of the law, will be viewed as a threat to the CCP's authority.

China: Western-Style Democracy Not For Us

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The head of China's rubber-stamp parliament cited Western democracy no less than nine times in a speech Monday _ to illustrate what th...

China Ready To Negotiate Peace Deal Wiith Taiwan | Tania Branigan in Beijing | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China is ready to talk to Taiwan about reaching a peace deal, the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, said today....

Chinese Annual Meeting To Be Dominated By Economy, Preventing Social Unrest

New York Times | MIchael Wines | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China's national Legislature begins its tightly scripted annual meeting on Thursday with an agenda dominated by the ruling Communist Party'...