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China Just Opened A Communist Party Theme Park

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

Theme parks are booming in China right now, thanks to the rise of the country's middle class. Disney Resort is gearing up to open its doors in Sh...

Check Out The Perfect Symmetry At China's World War II Parade

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

Here's a sight for sore eyes.  China held a military parade in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Thursday, commemorating the 70th anniversary of...

Will Beijing's War Against Free Expression Destroy China's Economic Dynamism and Political Stability?

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Adults who lived through the Cultural Revolution are only too aware of the mercurial horror of past Communist rule. A high school student told me that his father urged him to study in America because of the restrictions on freedom.

How China's Stock Market Volatility Undermines the Communist Party's Authority

George Chen | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
George Chen

HONG KONG -- At the very beginning of the Chinese stock market crisis in late June, many investors felt there were problems mostly related to liquidity issues. But gradually the concerns have grown to encompass more than the market itself. People have begun to talk about whether the government is capable of handling the stock market crisis, and whether this may end up as a broader crisis of governance.

Communist Takeover of Nanking

ADST | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

On April 23, 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, Mao's People's Liberation Army (PLA) captured the city of Nanking, now known as Nanjing, then capital of China and headquarters of the Nationalist Party (also known as the Kuomintang or KMT).

Matt Sheehan

China's Communist Party Bans Believers | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.03.2015 | World

Karl Marx long ago disparaged religion as “the opiate of the people,” and now the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to ban all addicts. The Comm...

Matt Sheehan

China's Biggest Political Takedowns Since Mao | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Last weekend, Chinese authorities announced the arrest of the former head of the country's internal security services, Zhou Yongkang, who b...

Matt Sheehan

How To Bribe Your Way Into The Chinese Government | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

BEIJING –- Global advocates for free markets cheer each time China opens up a new sector of its economy to competitive pricing. But recent media rep...

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.

Squaring the Circle: Rule According to Law in a One-Party State

Minxin Pei | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Minxin Pei

The greatest dilemma facing the Chinese government in its long-standing efforts to build an effective legal system is how to ensure both the integrity of the judiciary and the Communist Party's monopoly of power.

​A ​Courageous Reporter And A Corrupt Chinese Communist Official

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

According to documents released by the court on September 24, Liu Tienan was accused of accepting about $5.8 million in bribes from five companies between 2002 and 2012. Liu Tienan also received a Porsche and a Beijing villa.

Matt Sheehan

Why Christ, Mao And The Buddha Are Making A Comeback In China | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

BEIJING -- The dominant political narrative in China today is one of resounding triumph: targets for economic growth achieved, rival countries overtak...

China Says Its Former Security Czar Is Under Investigation

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm ...

Why Won't the Chinese Line Up?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Frank H. Wu

I am persuaded there is another story. I was chatting with a renowned scholar of China, who has done extensive fieldwork there. He immediately named Communism as the cause of Chinese not lining up.

Chinese Venture Capitalist Says China Has "Performed Brilliantly"

Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Matt Sheehan

Eric X. Li is a venture capitalist, political scientist and frequent commentator on China's growing economic and military influence. In a provocative ...

Back to the Party

China Hands | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
China Hands

Relationships in China have become crucial to everything from buying real estate to landing employment out of college to receiving quality medical care.

Save Taiwan

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Taiwan must survive. It's not just democracy. It's not just five thousand years of culture. It's not just sweet-smelling hills and rivers like perfume. Nor is it cliffs like granite collapsing into oceans like glittering marble.

When America Becomes Number Two

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

It is political suicide for any American politician in office to speak of America and number two.

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

Hong Kong: Memories of the Past and Realities of Today

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.27.2014 | World
Murray Fromson

Hong Kong is such a picturesque outpost on the face of Asia that having lived there, it is impossible to ever forget it.

Top Foreign Policy Challenge Heading Into 2014? It's China

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

The question as to whether these two superpowers can coexist peacefully and collaboratively may be the supreme political challenge of our time.

A Guy Walks Into a Bar and Asks About the Third Plenum

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The most important changes associated with this Third Plenum can only be understood when placed in longer-term contexts; they can't necessarily be assessed before stock markets open in the morning.

Dalai Lama Encourages Buddhist Nuns on the Path

Rinchen Khando Choegyal | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Rinchen Khando Choegyal

It was a moment that Tibetan Buddhist nuns dream of -- to be in the presence of the Dalai Lama and to hear his words of encouragement about their studies. Many of the nuns had risked their lives fleeing Tibet to see the Dalai Lama and to find the freedom to practice their Buddhist faith.

Peter S. Goodman

China's President Charts Path For 'Comprehensive Reform' | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China has a situation. For three decades, the ruling Communist Party has pressed an effective formula in engineering an extraordinary e...

China's Rising Anti-Corruption Campaign: Who Is Next?

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.15.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

An unprecedented attack on corruption at the top of the Chinese Communist Party is now underway. Suddenly, following a spate of trials, arrests and investigations, it seems as if even the most senior leaders in the Communist Party are vulnerable.