While the myth of the "Old Shanghai" is more a narrative cultivated by a few foreigners than a living point of reference for the Shanghaiers, Shanghai has an instinctive passion for the newness and the promise of each day.
None of the possible shortcomings of the Dalai Lama as a democrat do anything to excuse the human rights abuses that have been and continue to be perpetrated by the PRC in Tibet.
The internet has never been a perfect tool for advancing democracy and human rights. Despite the most optimistic techno-utopian projections, the inte...
Robert Morgenthau used to have a framed Oliphant cartoon in his office. It comically depicted the attempt by the newly inaugurated President Nixon to fire Morgenthau, a Democrat, from his then position as U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York.
Snowden's revelations have dramatically undercut Washington's effort to corner Beijing on the issue. They allow Xi to counter Obama's complaints by saying that the rest of the world, including China, is a potential victim of this massive and formerly secret American cyber-surveillance program.
By supplying his name, Snowden is sticking two fingers up at the United States intelligence community. Another possibility is that in supplying his name, he's added further fuel to a fire that's blazing across the political landscape of America.
Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector? No.
Clearly, establishing a worldwide regulatory framework for Internet security will require staying power, juridical skill and a strong belief in the need to protect both the integrity of vital Internet resources and the lives of those threatened by cyber insecurity.
Co-authored by Ashish Fernandes, US- India Advisor Greenpeace India does not yet have the economic might that China does, but the country prides itse...
Over the weekend, Obama and Chinese President Xi agreed to work together to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- a "super greenhouse gas." They agreed to work under the Montreal Protocol.
After weeks of declining ratings, leading to the least viewed episode since 2009 the Sunday before last, Mad Men finally rose in the ratings again last week. Will Sunday night's episode drive things upward again?
Global Price of Climate Change Going Up was the message delivered to an international global disaster conference recently, reports Paul Cox at Aljazee...
How do you get to be the most energy-efficient economy in the world? That's the subject of the new ACEEE International Scorecard Self-Scoring Tool.
Xi Jinping's grand tour, which began in California and a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on June 7, is a debut rather than a consolidation. It is, perhaps wisely, more economic in its theme, brandishing investments rather than waving big sticks.
Two bruising wars have left America bankrupt and its military enervated. While our footprint might intoxicate Washington's elite and the military brass, our recent failures call into question whether America has over-extended itself.
Since negotiations on global climate change began, it has been the case that the two countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions could lead the world on the issue if they could agree with one another. They haven't gotten there yet, but they took a meaningful step on Saturday.