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China's Stock Market Mess Belies Bigger Problems for the United States

Scott Paul | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

The recent cratering of the Chinese stock market left some scars on our 401(k) plans and dominated recent headlines. Some called it a correction. I tend to think of it as another glimpse into the crazy house-of-cards economy in China.

Misled Democracy Could Jeopardize Hong Kong's Future

Zhang Weiwei | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Zhang Weiwei

The natural evolution of Western democratic societies could be summed up this way: The first step is to develop the economy and the educational system. The second step is the establishment of a general culture for the citizens and the rule of law. The last step is democratization. If the above order is out of place, a society has to pay a severely heavy price.

What Do Hong Kong's Protests Mean For China?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Professor Mary Gallagher on...

Hong Kong's Protesters: Pragmatism or Passion?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Tom Doctoroff

For the past week, the commercial arteries of Hong Kong have been clogged with (mostly) student demonstrators clamoring for "democracy." What is the end game here? I predict resolution, albeit one unsatisfying to most Westerners as well as a minority of Hong Kong citizens who aspire an American brand of democracy.

Helmut Schmidt: 'I Would Not Sell Democracy To The Chinese' -- Part I

Guancha.cn | Wang Hui | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Recently, the Chinese scholar Wang Hui sat down for a conversation with Helmut Schmidt, Germany’s elder statesman, in Hamburg. Until 2007, Wang H...

Democracy Is Not the Answer

Eric X. Li | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

This is a written Q&A with Rachel Beitarie of the Israeli daily newspaper the Calcalist, published on May 3, 2012. Beitarie: I would like to star...

Liu Xiaobo: Prisoner of Consciousness?

Michael Standaert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Standaert

In the last few days, I've been asking some of my 20-something Chinese friends a simple question: Had they ever heard of Liu Xiaobo before October 8th?

Gao Zhisheng: China's Defiance On Human Rights Stirs Fears For Missing Dissident

nytimes.com | ANDREW JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A year ago this week, Chinese security agents made a midnight visit to the home of Gao Zhisheng, one of China's most high-profile human rig...

China vs. the U.S. At Davos: Good Governance or Consumer Democracy?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

If the 20th century was about the competition between democracy and totalitarianism, the 21st century pits the excesses of consumer democracy against capable governance.

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.

R.I.P. Seattle P-I: First Major Newspaper to Go Web Only

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The P-I will become an experiment of sorts for Hearst, who will try to figure out whether or not the company can cut overhead and increase ad rev on a web-only model.

F*ck Your Mother Ship, F*ck Censorship

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Disgrasian

This is China we're talking about, so the video isn't just funny, punny wordplay. The grass-mud horse video has become a national symbol of resistance to authority and censorship.

China Bans Democracy, Declares War on Guns N' Roses

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Flumenbaum

It is unlikely that when Axl Rose selected the title for his album, he realized the depth of the parallels between Chinese democracy and Chinese Democracy.

Social Instability, Mass Unrest in China: Not Anytime Soon

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In China, exports have hit a wall, with tens of thousands of small manufacturing companies closing their doors, throwing millions of migrant workers out of work. Is China ready to explode?

China and Rock from John Denver to Axl Rose: A Top 5 List

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

I think that this Rose (album) by any other name would have been quite different in terms of impact in China.

Dr. Pepper Vs. Axl Rose In War Of Hype

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It took Axl Rose 14 years to complete the latest Guns N' Roses album. But it took his lawyers only two days to take Dr Pepper to task for not making g...

Why Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy Marks The End Of An Era

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Would the Sixties be the sixties without the Beatles? Would teen culture as we know it exist without Elvis? And can any record, no matter how brilliant, have a similar impact today? Somehow, I don't think so.

Guns N' Roses Album "A Shipwreck" And "A Loud Last Gasp"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Chinese Democracy" (Geffen) is the Titanic of rock albums: the ship, not the movie, although like the film it's a monumental studio production. It's ...

Chinese Democracy REVIEWS - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

washingtonpost.com | Allison Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WashingtonPost.com By this point you've probably already listened to, and made up your mind about, "Chinese Democracy," the maledicted multi-milli...

Free Dr Pepper - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

newsroom.mtv.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now that the November 23 release date for Guns N' Roses' oft-delayed, more-than-a-decade-in-the-making album, Chinese Democracy, seems to be a reality...

Cheer Up, Axl, You're Not that Irrelevant

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

Sometime in the near future, a young man will ride the L train between wearing a bandanna around his neck, $100 jeans with a studded belt and a crisp, new Guns 'n' Roses T-shirt.

Google Says Ad-Words Recession Resistant: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 20, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Google is urging clients not to give up on digital ads during the recession. In a conference today in London, Google VP Nikesh Arora will note that "W...

Axl Rose and the Return of the Great American Bad Ass

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Stewart

I'm not fifteen and pissed off anymore, and today's fifteen year-olds don't seem as pissed off as I was at their age. America has changed, and I have too.

Rock Band 2 Setlist Revealed

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Fans of the original Rock Band are in for a treat. The setlist for the sequel, Rock Band 2 has been kept under wraps until now, but Microsoft recentl...