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Yan Lianke: Understand the Enemy

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Feeding myself through writing made me fall in love with literature."

An Attack on Democracy

Jay Mandle | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Jay Mandle

The political dysfunctions caused by the dominance of rich campaign donors in the American political system have provided an opportunity for opponents of political equality to attack democracy itself. A sophisticated version of this is Daniel A. Bell's recent book, The China Model.

Ai Weiwei Discovers Listening Devices Hidden Throughout His Art Studio

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts

Over the weekend, well known Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei uploaded photographs to Instagram and Twitter revealing the existence of prev...

Surprising Findings in China

Judah Freed | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Judah Freed

Steve Hoffman at Founders Space recently returned from a "marathon business trip" to China. He returned with some unexpected findings that defy many of our staid stereotypes in the West. With Steve's permission, I am quoting his findings below.

Matt Sheehan

China Detains Dozens Of Rights Lawyers Amid Sweeping Crackdown | Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Chinese police detained or questioned over 100 lawyers and human rights advocates this weekend, human rights NGOs reported. Many of those detaine...

Forget About Greece -- China Is Falling Into Financial Chaos

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Georges Ugeux

In the last few days the $400 billion of Greek debt took a new dimension. The Chinese markets lost almost 40 percent, more than $3 trillion.

Hundreds Storm Chinese Police Station In Dispute Over Woman's Death

AP | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Police in a southern Chinese township arrested 13 people who illegally detained officials and police officers and stormed a police st...

China Sentences Journalist To 7 Years In Prison For Leaking State Secrets

Reuters | Sui-Lee Wee | Posted 06.17.2015 | Media

BEIJING, April 17 (Reuters) - A Chinese court jailed a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website for s...

Does the Pentagon Know That It's the Twenty-First Century?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Fifteen to 20 years ago, a canny friend of mine assured me that I would know I was in a different world when the Europeans said no to Washington. I've been waiting all this time, and last week, it seemed as if the moment had finally arrived.

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.

White House Shows Support For Aspirations Of Hong Kong People

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The White House is watching democracy protests in Hong Kong closely and supports the "aspirations of the Hong Kong p...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Activists Threaten Massive Protests Over Beijing's Election Restrictions | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Sunday, China's National People's Congress announced that Beijing intends to pre-screen candidates in the election of Hong Kong's next c...

Tibet Tweets to China and China Tweets Back

Thubten Samphel | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Thubten Samphel

There are some Chinese who are amplifying the Dalai Lama's voice in China. Beyond the radar of China's censors and whispered in the din of China's Internet chatter are expressions of Chinese support and sympathy.

'The Big Bang Theory' Banned!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV

Chinese fans of "The Big Bang Theory" are hoping there's a "Bazinga" coming. AP reports that China has ordered online video streaming sites to remo...

Two Challenges I've Faced As Executive Editor Of The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, has faced several difficult challenges in covering recent news. The first, she said, was dur...

China's Local Government Debt Explodes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Sheldon Filger

One of the most rapidly growing factors of public debt is occurring right now, in China, largely under the radar of the so-called fiscal prophets of doom.

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.

Son Of Top Chinese Official Aids Corruption Investigation

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The movements of the eldest son of retired Chinese domestic security...

China Punishes 20,000 Officials For Being Too Bureaucratic

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) - China has punished almost 20,000 officials in the last year for breaching rules to cut down on bureaucracy as well as pom...

Chinese Photoshop Fail Is So Bad It Makes North Korea Look Savvy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

This photograph appears to show the world's four largest politicians visiting the world's tiniest centenarian. But don't be fooled. It's actually just...

Family Of Tibetan Self-Immolation Protestor Denies Chinese Allegations

AP | DIDI TANG and ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

GANNAN PREFECTURE, China -- GANNAN PREFECTURE, China (AP) — Soon after Sangay Gyatso lit himself on fire and burned to death in one of China's ethni...

China's Human Rights To Come Under UN Scrutiny

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA -- GENEVA (AP) — Faced with a U.N. review of its human rights, China acknowledged Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has...

Visiting the Folks

Nathan Risinger | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Nathan Risinger

The Chinese government enacted a law on the that, in brief, requires children to regularly visit their parents, and employers to allow their employees ample time off from work to do so. Such an idea seems like a good one -- at least in principle.

What's Xi's Textbook for Upcoming Reforms?

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

Observers inside and outside China are trying to figure out what Xi's reform agenda will be -- and, in recent weeks, Chinese leaders have given a new cluster of clues.

Wake Up, Beijing -- It's Hong Kong Calling

David Millar | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
David Millar

If Occupy Central can generate enough unity among the people and Hong Kong politicians -- and remain peaceful -- it may actually force Beijing's hand and bring about real change.