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Matt Sheehan

Here's The Backstory Of Hong Kong's Failed Electoral Reform | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

Pro-democracy members of Hong Kong's legislature blocked passage of a Beijing-backed proposal for electoral reform in the city on Thursday. The propos...

Is China's Choice to Submit to the U.S. or Challenge It?

Fu Ying | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Fu Ying

Is the prevalent understanding of world order amongst Americans [that of] a world dominated by U.S. rules and power? Is it only centered on American values and interests and supported by U.S. alliances? Does that mean that, from the U.S. perspective, rising powers only have two choices: to submit or to challenge? What would you do if you were in our situation?

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.

Western Media Are Missing China's Biggest Story

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

BEIJING -- In the Western media, the National People's Congress -- China's legislative body -- is perfunctorily conjoined with the phrase "rubber stamp." This characterization is less and less true every year and does a disservice to understanding the most significant historic shift taking place in China today: the long march toward "rule according to law" from administrative fiat.

Matt Sheehan

China is Imprisoning These 5 Women For Speaking Out On Women's Rights | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities rang in Sunday’s International Women’s Day with a contradiction: celebrating the country’s first draft law on dom...

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 ...

Head Of China's Legislature Rejects Western Democracy

AP | Posted 05.08.2013 | World

BEIJING — The outgoing head of China's legislature praised it Friday for upholding the ruling Communist Party's leading role and for rejecting W...

Reports: China To End Forced Labor Camp System

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) - China will end its controversial system of forced labour camps, Chinese media cited the domestic security head as saying ...

Chinese Newspapers Make Rare Criticism Of Govenrment

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — More than a dozen Chinese newspapers took a rare stand this week against a Mao Zedong-era system blamed for the wide gap between the c...

China: Western-Style Democracy Not For Us

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The head of China's rubber-stamp parliament cited Western democracy no less than nine times in a speech Monday _ to illustrate what th...