I had been in Hong Kong briefly exactly a year before I gave that talk, at a time when the 2014 protests were still underway and this, as well as the nature and interests of the audience that came to hear me speak, gave a special meaning to that part of the festival.
It is good to be back in the Chinese capital. For the first time in 37 years of visiting China, I attended a job fair here last week: a job fair for what the Chinese call "Waiguo Zhuanjia" -- "foreign experts."
The night following the Paris massacre, China has expressed her solidarity with the French people by displaying the colors of the French flag on the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower.
The United States has officially exhausted its supply of outrage and will begin borrowing massive amounts from China and Japan. "The Treasury has been using emergency measures for quite some time to conserve our ever-dwindling resources but, obviously, it wasn't enough," said Florence Didyall, Secretary of Moral Indignation.
The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene -- and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children die from diseases caused by fecal contamination.
At Hippo, we are grateful to publish this final piece, a glimpse into Prof. Cooper's long and colorful relationship with China and further testament as to the need for both serious academic scholarship and a light-hearted perspective in such a complicated, yet beautiful world.
While bombers and aircraft carriers need to do their stuff, the problem of terrorist-related violence will not be solved by force alone. President Hollande must also engage with his alienated Muslim community with the same determination he has shown in attacking ISIS and win them over.
China's shadow banking system thrived in the years after the global financial crisis, until reined in by regulators since 2013. Nevertheless, new forms of shadow banking are emerging.
Starting about a year ago, here and there, I start to hear mentions of a blossoming vegetarian restaurant network in China, called Rain Flower Hut (Yu Hua Zhai 雨花斋).
While America has vacillated between distraction and disinterest when it comes to Asia, a Rising China has quietly seized the opportunity to seize territory and expand its influence and power - and thereby nudge history in its favor.
Africa is currently in the midst of "the decade of China". In recent years, China has vigorously ramped up development projects throughout the Africa...
Cooperation and specialization -- "the division of labor" -- are the forces that generated economic growth and prosperity. But those same forces led eventually to collapse, as monopolization of land and other natural resources directed more wealth into ever fewer hands.
The international system is shifting in ways not yet fully understood. Critics have pointed out the Obama administration's failure to articulate its vision for the U.S. role in a world evolving along so many dimensions. Yet the administration is not alone.
In 1944, John Service, Colonel David Barrett, and a small group of diplomats and military staff went to Yenan to learn more about the Chinese Communists and the community they set up there.
You would think the markets would be trading down with the World's largest tourist destination suffering the worst terror attack in their history right at the start of the holiday shopping season.
Over the past several weeks, as Alcoa and Century cut aluminum production nationwide, James Markus, a 23-year-veteran aluminum worker, acutely felt the pain of those laid off.