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'V For Vendetta' Airs In China, Stunning TV Viewers

AP | By LOUISE WATT | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment

BEIJING (AP) — Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to ru...

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 in 2013: The Confidence Game

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Will the fifth generation of leadership led by President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, signal China remains future-focused? Will they make moves to manage intra-Party conflicts of interest that, to date, have precluded meaningful political and economic reform?

China's Communist Party Names New Leader

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

By Ben Blanchard and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new leadership line-up on Thursday to stee...

Communist Party In China Undergoes Leadership Change

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

BEIJING — Xi Jinping became China's new leader Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a political ...

China Changes the Guard

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
Eric Margolis

China's current 18th Party Congress that ended this week may prove even more important that America's just-fought election.

Senate Hopeful Makes Hay Out Of Communist Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Senate candidate Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) picked up the not-so-coveted endorsement of a Communist-affiliated website on Friday, a fact that his Rep...

China Opens Atomic Bomb Facility To Red Tourists

Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

Chinese government officials have announced plans to spend roughly one million dollars to open the former atomic bomb test site Malan Base in the remo...

Chinese Officials Deny Participation In Group Sex

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.14.2012 | World

In a controversy of viral proportions, China's Sina Weibo microblogging site lit up last Thursday as users across the country shared a series of photo...

China's Top Paper Slams Clinton

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) - China's top newspaper slammed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday for comments she made lauding democra...

The Top Ten Myths of Modern China

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China will not implode. Its road to superpower status will be bumpy, even rocky in parts, but the fundamentals of sustained macroeconomic expansion are in place and, for the large part, enduring. Here are 10 popular misconceptions about China.

Allen West Refuses To Name Alleged 'Communists' In Democratic Party

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), who claimed up to 80 House Democrats were Communists, refused to name any of them when asked Thursday on CNN. Asked by CN...

Rep. Allen West: "Eleven of Jesus's Apostles Were Communists"

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 06.16.2012 | Comedy
Robert S. McElvaine

Freshman Republican congressman Allen West of Florida issued a new bombshell on Sunday, announcing that he has found what he said is "incontrovertible evidence" that eleven of the twelve apostles of Jesus were card-carrying members of the Communist Party.

The Pragmatic Purge of Bo Xilai

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Bo Xilai, the populist former Chongqing chief recently purged from China's Politburo, was a dangerous, recidivistic force in Chinese politics. His fate should be cheered. Yes, his ouster reveals the dark side of the country's cloak-and-dagger leadership.

Reflections From A Trip To Asia

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

During a recent trip to Southeast Asia the lives of some hidden communities and new considerations and issues came to my attention that relate to our ...

'Russia Without Putin!' Thousands Brave Torrential Rain For Rally

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Thousands took to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg on Sunday, braving strong winds and torrential rains for a second week of protest...

Putin's Party Suffers Setback

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party struggled to hang onto its majority in Russia's parliamentary election, results showed Monday, su...

Can A Communist Cultural Campaign Boost China's Popularity?

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

BEIJING — The ruling Communist Party has approved a program to make ideology more popular at home and boost China's image abroad at a time when ...

'El Pais' Reporter Barred In Cuba

AP | Posted 11.04.2011 | Latino Voices

MADRID -- One of Spain's largest media groups says Cuba has revoked the accreditation of its longtime correspondent on the Caribbean island for allege...

Nepal's New Prime Minister Aims To Complete Nation's Peace Process

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — The deputy leader of Nepal's former Maoist rebels took the oath of office as prime minister Monday and began forming a governm...

China Says It Has 'Full Confidence' In U.S. Economic Recovery

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure China's leaders Friday that its $1.2 trillion in Treasury debt is safe, while both sides st...

China To Biden: 'United States Has Entered A Long Period Of Decline'

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- Chinese commentators are marking a visit by Vice President Joseph Biden by offering a struggling United States advice: Stop flooding your e...

How Chinese Public Officals Fled With $120 Billion

Economic Observer/Worldcrunch | Xin Haiguang | Posted 08.24.2011 | World

BEIJING - Just how many corrupt Chinese government officials have fled overseas? How much money have they stashed away? And how did they manage to tra...

Andrea Stone

Nichi Vendola Is Gay, Catholic And Gunning To Slap Down Silvio Berlusconi | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- He has been called the Italian Barack Obama -- an improbably elected official who has mobilized his country's youth in an Internet-driven ...

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...