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Innovation in China: Promise or Pipedream?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 10.17.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

If China fails to turbocharge its capacity to innovate, the country will experience a hard economic landing and social stability will be threatened. But can China evolve into an innovation powerhouse? The jury is out.

China's Toilet Bowl Dragons

Kim Dramer | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

The Chinese dragon is a creature associated with water. Unlike its Western fire-breathing cousin, it is a benevolent creature whose flight through the clouds brings life-giving water to farmers each spring.

Social stability

China Hands | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
China Hands

Wang Xingzui, the head of one of China's largest NGOs, argues for a stronger Chinese social sector Geometry teaches us that at least three points are...

What Chinese Consumers Want

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Understanding China's consumer culture is a good starting point for understanding the nation itself, as it races toward superpower status. Material similarities between Chinese and Americans mask fundamentally different emotional impulses.

Chinese Society: Racing Forward, Not Cracking Up

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese society is racing forward, but the traditional pillars of individual identity -- the family and the nation -- remain robust. It remains a society of "belongers." Outsiders are, now and forever, outcasts.

China's Digital Green Dam: The Party Capitulates

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The vast majority of Chinese believe an empowered central government guarantees individual and national gain. But this is a clear case of an evolving relationship between rulers and ruled.