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Enduring China-Japan Hatreds Risk Renewed Conflict Involving U.S.

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.04.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

While the U.S. and Japan have no aggressive designs on China, Beijing understandably looks uneasily at the alliance of its old enemy with the globe's dominant power. Thus, China is developing a military capable of confronting American as well as Japanese military action, no easy task.

Communist Takeover of Nanking

ADST | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

On April 23, 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, Mao's People's Liberation Army (PLA) captured the city of Nanking, now known as Nanjing, then capital of China and headquarters of the Nationalist Party (also known as the Kuomintang or KMT).

Review: Morris Berman's New Book on Japan, "Neurotic Beauty"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks At Japan is a fine addition to a long list of books that attempt to explain Japan, what one observer has called the "most foreign of foreign countries."

The World's 'Longest And Largest' 3D Painting Is Here, And It's Trippy

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

An artist in China claims to have set a new Guinness record, with the world's longest and largest 3D painting. Located at the Communication Uni...

China Dream Over the Taiwan Strait

David Gosset | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
David Gosset

It was the first time since the creation of the People's Republic of China in 1949 that the two sides held such high-level official dialogue, and they agreed to establish a permanent communication channel.

On the 76th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Sirens sound around this Chinese city as the last few eyewitnesses of a massacre gather. Starting Dec. 13, 1937, and lasting six weeks, as many as 300,000 civilians were murdered during the atrocities.

From Hard to Soft Chinese Nationalism

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Daniel A. Bell

For most of the 20th century, China viewed itself as a victim of foreign bullying and Chinese leaders drew on the emotion of resentment in order to strengthen the state. But there are two forms of nationalism in China.

Calif. Man Becomes Internet Sensation In China For Random Act Of Kindness

Posted 06.01.2012 | Good News

California native Jason Loose was only buying a poor Chinese woman some French fries, but his altruism has managed to spark a a national debate about ...

LOOK: Real-Life Spider Woman Climbs 70-Foot Castle Walls

Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

A woman in China stunned — and inspired — fellow visitors of Nanjing's Zhonghua Gate when she climbed the 70-foot wall to avoid paying the admissi...

The Stain on China's Pro-Democracy Movement: A Final Word About Tiananmen

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

It's been a week since the official 20th anniversary commemoration of the historic Tiananmen Square demonstrations. But before the memory of those ev...

China's Downfall: the Ultimate Impact of Environmental Degradation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The destruction in China is so staggering, it's hard to comprehend. Sixteen of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in China, and many regions can now lay claim to the most polluted air in the world.

First US-Built Chinese Vehicle Now On-Sale

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It should make headlines, but it won't. The news: the first major captive import vehicle-maker from China has opened its Oklahoma doors and started-up its assembly line.