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Li Keqiang's Status Likely to Change with Xi's Victory in Power Struggle

AsiaToday | Posted 02.01.2017 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang may not retain his position as the Communist Party's No. 2 soon. There ...

China's New Lineup for Politburo Coming Out Ahead of 19th Party Congress

AsiaToday | Posted 09.07.2016 | World

[Only Xi and Premier Li Keqiang are expected to remain at the 13th National People's Congress, which will be held in March 2018. New spots will be occ...

Brexit Heightens Uncertainty for Chinese Economy

AsiaToday | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China has been suffering from an economic recession since the second half of last year. In this si...

In China's Great Hall of the People, Shoes Speak Louder Than Words

Deborah Lehr | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Deborah Lehr

Sinking into the plush chairs in the cavernous Fujian Room of China's Great Hall of the People, I soak in my surroundings as President Xi Jinping's interpreter artfully translates Xi's Chinese aphorisms into poetic English.

Here's a New Way to Analyze China's Deeply Flawed Economic Data

Peter Cai | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Peter Cai

Paul Krugman says all economic data is best viewed as a peculiarly boring genre of science fiction, but Chinese data is even more fictional than most. If we use the new Li Keqiang index, the overall picture is less gloomy but nevertheless very challenging for Beijing to handle. China watchers need to observe the new index more carefully rather than obsessing over monthly manufacturing figures.

Inside A Chinese Coding Boot Camp

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.29.2015 | World

ZHONGGUANCUN, Beijing -- In this fluorescent-lit classroom in northwest Beijing, a bespectacled Chinese man who calls himself Shrek is doing his part ...

U.S. Not Concerned About Chinese Competition in Africa -- But It Probably Should Be

Eric Olander | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Eric Olander

In this week's podcast, Eric & Cobus take a look back at Obama's Africa trip and analyze the increasingly divergent paths the U.S. and China are taking to engage Africa.

Mandarins and China's Markets: When Faith Fades

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The Great China Stock Crash of 2015 may be recalled as the negative inflection point at which the faith of Chinese in their central government faded.

India's Twitter-Star Premier Brings China Leader Into Selfie Craze

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) - In a rare show of everyman charm from one of China's most elite politicians, Premier Li Keqiang appeared in a grinning sel...

How Chinese Reform Is Confounding Critics

Rebecca Liao | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Rebecca Liao

HONG KONG -- In China, the fundamental political relationship is not between the individual and the state, but between the local governments and Beijing.

What Did Chinese Premier Li Really Try to Say About Occupy Central?

George Chen | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
George Chen

For the first time since the outbreak of the Occupy Central movement last month, Premier Li Keqiang has offered some clues on how Beijing wants to see the pro-democracy protests brought to an end, signaling Beijing's reluctance to directly get involved in Hong Kong's worst political crisis in decades.

What the Scottish Referendum Teaches the World

Ziad Haider | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Ziad Haider

While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.

Can the U.S. & China Save the World From Climate Change?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

A clearer picture will emerge as the U.S. and China continue with their latest round of talks, and once heads of states gather in New York this September to hammer out a blue print for next year's Paris treaty.

China's War on Smog Will Put the Reins on Global Coal Demand

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 percent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that pollution can be traced back to the billowing smoke stacks attached to China's fleet of coal-fired power plants.

Upgrading China's Development Model

Li Keqiang | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Li Keqiang

2014-02-11-upgradingchinasdevelopmentmodel.jpg.jpg The future development of China is about economic transformation and upgrading; about expanding domestic consumption and advancing the new type of industrialization, IT application, urbanization and agricultural modernization. And it is about pursuing green growth.

Peter S. Goodman

China's President Charts Path For 'Comprehensive Reform' | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China has a situation. For three decades, the ruling Communist Party has pressed an effective formula in engineering an extraordinary e...

China Amps Up Its Soft Power in the South China Sea While Washington Shows the Flag

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The federal government shutdown debacle finally ended, but its effects live on. In this case, continuing to effect America's Asia-Pacific pivot, our big geopolitical shift from fateful over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to heightened engagement with the rising Asia-Pacific.

China's Next Growth Challenge

Pro Journo | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Pro Journo

By Christian Rhally, BSc Student at Yale University Dalian, China - On September 8th, 2013, the Financial Times invited a rather special guest to wri...

China's Indian Ocean Strategy Not a Danger--Yet

Stanley Weiss | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

LONDON--When the Chinese admiral Zheng He set out on the first of seven historic voyages of exploration 608 years ago, the sails of his 317 ships blot...

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.

The Air We Breathe: China, Pollution and the EPA As it Awaits a New Director

Paul Gunther | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Paul Gunther

Any thought to the strategic trajectory of China and its according infrastructure must take into essential consideration the bleak reality of its environment. Polluted air is a threat to its widely perceived inevitability to equal and then surpass the economic and social edge of America.

Lessons From China's Rooftops

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

If the excess capacity of Suntech and other solar panel makers was harnessed to generate clean energy, might China tame its air pollution problems faster and maintain its ambitious 8 percent annual economic growth goal at the same time?

A New Vow To Tackle China's Pollution

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green

(Repeats to additional subscribers without changes to text) BEIJING, March 17 (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Sunday...

Reform Posterboy Set To Become China's Vice Premier

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

By David Stanway and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) - Wang Yang, one of China's best-known reformers who was passed ove...

Toddler Moons China's Premier-To-Be

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

State media coverage of a routine visit to a home by China's incoming premier Li Keqiang has become a colourful Internet sensation after a boy appeare...