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Get to Know Your Dragon

Kim Dramer | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

In spite of the fact that most Americans now see China as the next superpower, we know little about the Chinese. The time has come to get to know your dragon.

Why China's Leaders See Corruption as a Mortal Threat

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Daniel A. Bell

BEIJING -- Corruption in a democracy doesn't mean the political system is not democratic. In contrast, China prides itself on being a political meritocracy that selects and promotes leaders with superior ability and virtue. The value of meritocracy is central to Chinese political culture. The higher the level of political corruption, the less meritocratic the political system. Hence, the regime will lack legitimacy if its leaders are seen to be corrupt.

Matt Sheehan

China's Biggest Political Takedowns Since Mao | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Last weekend, Chinese authorities announced the arrest of the former head of the country's internal security services, Zhou Yongkang, who b...

China's Opportunity to Live Up to Its 'Human Rights Dream'

Bianca Jagger | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Bianca Jagger

I appeal to President Xi Jinping to commit to progressing the recommendations made by UN member states on Tibet. He should immediately agree on dates for a visit from Navi Pillay, so that she may investigate the Tibetan grievances which have contributed to the tragic wave of self-immolations over the last two years.

Xi Jinping's Long March to Defeat the West's Fear of China

David Gosset | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
David Gosset

In a century marked by increasing complexity and interdependence, the betterment of the ones does not equal the regression of others, and, far from being a zero-sum game, economic convergence and global coordination can bring more security and prosperity for all.

Xi Jinping Formally Named President Of China

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China's new leader Xi Jinping capped his rise to the top Thursday by adding the largely ceremonial title of president, though he will need ...

No More Wang Yang

John Wagner Givens | Posted 02.26.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

This style of reform is necessary if China is truly going to liberalize and we at the University of Louisville's Center for Asian Democracy (CAD) were disappointed to see that Wang himself was not appointed to the politburo standing committee in November.

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?

Meet China's New Leader

AP | CHARLES HUTZLER | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

BEIJING — Long-anointed successor Xi Jinping assumes the leadership of China at a time when the ruling Communist Party is confronting slower eco...

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.

Who's Who In Chinese Politics?

Posted 11.08.2012 | World

Every 10 years, China undergoes a highly secretive selection process in which a generation of Communist Party leaders pass the baton on to their young...

How China Selects Its New Leaders

Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

China's communist elite are meeting to install a new generation of leaders in a process that is part public show and part backroom politicking. At ...

China Hears A Hu

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) - President Hu Jintao warned China's incoming leaders on Thursday that corru...

China Bans Toy Planes, Pigeons And Ping Pong Balls To Secure Power Transfer

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 01.01.2013 | World

BEIJING — Don't roll down the taxi windows. Don't buy a remote-controlled plane without a police chief's permission. And don't release your pige...

China's Communist Leaders Prepare For Power Transfer

AP | Posted 11.01.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's ruling communist elite began a closed-door meeting Thursday to finalize preparations for a painstakingly choreographed but still fr...

Chinese Think Tank Urges End To One-Child Policy

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 12.31.2012 | World

BEIJING — A government think tank is urging Chinese leaders to start phasing out China's one-child policy immediately and allow two children for...

China Offers Show Of Support For North Korea

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

BEIJING, Aug 17 (Reuters) - China's President Hu Jintao on Friday met the powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, ...

The Cultural Revolution Still Haunts China

Eric Margolis | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Two major events in China are sure to shape the world's newest superpower: the sensational murder trial of Madame Gu Kailai, and the top secret leadership conclave at the seaside resort of Beidaihe.

Hong Kong's New Leader Sworn In

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 08.30.2012 | World

HONG KONG — Hong Kong's new Beijing-backed leader was sworn in on Sunday amid rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full...

Russia And China On Same Page With Syria

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

BEIJING — Ahead of U.N. discussions on Syria, a conference of Central Asian nations Thursday rejected outside military intervention to end the v...

Putin Partners With China

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

BEIJING — The leaders of Russia and China met Tuesday to foster an evolving partnership that has counterbalanced U.S. influence and shielded Syr...

'Foreign Trash' and China's Soft Power

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

China's soft power agenda has become a dangerous fault line. It will be an extraordinary challenge for China's new leadership to strengthen the country's cultural sphere while also maintaining the kind of global engagement that will make greater soft power useful.

Bo Scandal 'Isolated Case'

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING, May 25 (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao has demanded senior Communist Party off...

A Renewed Ambition for Sino-French Relations

David Gosset | Posted 07.13.2012 | World
David Gosset

The world is greatly benefiting from the French and Chinese humanistic traditions, but in a century of unprecedented interdependence, it is the quality of their articulation which can make a difference.