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Heroes for Different Times

Michael Drew | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Drew

We change our heroes. Or the times change, and those we looked up to or admired may seem different in the light of a different day, a different age

Chinese Land Expropriation: Kung Fu, Rockets and Evictions

John Wagner Givens | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

All over China, local governments expropriate farm land from peasants and homes from urban residents, and in many cases, the land is then sold on to developers. Not surprisingly, this has resulted in some extreme, and extremely awesome, efforts to resist expropriation.

China's New Leaders: What Will They Bring to the Party?

Victoria Lai | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Victoria Lai

The identities of China's next generation of leaders will be announced soon. Their composition will set the stage for a decade of liberalization or stagnation.

The Rise of the Chinese Urban Militia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Chinese government juggernaut does not move swiftly, but it moves as quickly as it needs to in order to enforce social order and ensure its own survival. That is the case in its response to rising civil unrest throughout the country.

'Bo Lost That Game, That's All'

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

By Ben Blanchard CHONGQING, China, Sept 30 (Reuters) - China's campaign to bury fallen politician Bo Xilai under a litany of alleged ...

Islamic Revival in China: CCP Tolerance or Strategy?

Faaria Volinski | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Faaria Volinski

Yes, issues pertaining to religious freedom in China exist in droves, but at the same time Chinese Muslims in the right place at the right time are reviving Islamic practice at an astonishing pace without significant government interference.

Why China's Premier Wen Jiabao Is 'Worried' Over Eurozone Debt Crisis

Sheldon Filger | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Sheldon Filger

If Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is concerned about the Eurozone debt crisis, than it is a signal for just about every other major economy to start sweating bullets.

Political Meritocracy Is a Good Thing (Part 2): Improving Meritocracy in China

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Daniel A. Bell

China can learn much from the political virtues typically associated with democratic regimes: political participation, freedom, transparency, and toleration. But the country can and should build upon the actual and potential advantages of its political meritocracy.

Political Meritocracy Is a Good Thing (Part 1): The Case of China

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Daniel A. Bell

Political meritocracy is a key theme in the history of Chinese political culture. For Confucius, political meritocracy starts from the assumption that everybody should be educated.

Chinese Economic Debate Heats Up as Growth Cools Down

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

China's growth is widely expected to slow further in the second half of 2012. As it does, the new and old guards of China's leadership will be hard-pressed to reassure the Chinese public that their way remains the best way.

Why China Won't Collapse (Soon)

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Daniel A. Bell

However paradoxical it may sound to Westernears, the Chinese government has succeeded by drawing upon sources of non-democratic legitimacy.

Chinese Corruption Party Undermines China's Stability

Cleo Paskal | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

Corruption is literally built into the foundations of modern China. The construction and infrastructure sectors are two of the most corrupt in country, putting at risk China's vaunted development, and also potentially endangering its neighbors.

China's Next Top Model: Guangdong Beats Chongqing?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

In and of itself, a high-ranking official being dismissed in backroom party machinations is hardly a sign of improvement. Yet the event inspires hope that the more authoritarian Chongqing model is losing ground.

China Views U.S. As 'Declining Power' | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

BO’AO, China — The senior leadership of the Chinese government increasingly views the competition between the United States and China as a zero-su...

Rule of Law Worries Behind Bo Xilai Purge

Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.01.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

The cracks that are beginning to appear in the opaque machinations of the Chinese Communist Party are yielding some new clues that clarify the forces at work behind the purge of Chongqing's populist leader Bo Xilai.

"Scientific Development" and China's Leadership Transition

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The coming year will see China's leadership transition from a decade under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to a new cadre of younger leaders.

China in Ten Words: A Book to Watch for

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

One of China's most prolific, interesting, and hard to pigeon-hole authors, Yu Hua, is on a book tour in the U.S., promoting his latest work (the English language edition comes out next week), a collection of essays titled China in Ten Words.

Chinese People Should Listen to Their Hearts, Not the Propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

There are two choices before the Chinese people: 1) continue the repression of Uyghurs under the pretext of state security, or 2) stand with democratic Uyghurs against the Chinese Communist Party's policies of self-preservation.

Watch: The Only American Who Joined China's Communist Party

Posted 08.31.2011 | World

As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrates its 90th anniversary, one American offers a unique perspective on its history. Sidney Rittenberg i...

China Sees No End To Rule Of Communist Party

Posted 08.09.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) – China's Communist Party sees no reason why it cannot stay in power indefinitely, having made the nation into the envy of the wor...

Communist Buddhism: China Steps Up Its Tibetan Meddling

Michael Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Levy

"Government-strengthened spirituality" is an oxymoron. Government, at its best, does not get involved in issues of transcendence, Heaven, Hell or anything else metaphysical.

China Is Attempting to Wipe Out Buddhism

Robert Thurman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Thurman

I, for one, was proud of His Holiness the Dalai Lama when he spoke strongly about the Chinese Communist Party's oppressive treatment of Tibetan Buddhist monks in Tibet.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne


The Future of China - An Interview with Peter Hessler

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

I sat down with Hessler to discuss his new book and his thoughts on China -- its problems, its future, its people. How have things changed? How have the people responded? What is the impact of rule of law in China?

A Spoonful of Sugar

Roseann M. Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Roseann M. Lake

As a westerner living in the capital, I have mixed feelings about the 60th anniversary. I was initially vexed to learn that Beijingers couldn't attend their own country's parade.