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Militant Cuban Communist Trades Ideology for a Spanish Passport in the Blink of An Eye

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Photo: Silvia Corbelle The whole neighborhood called him by the peculiar last name he'd inherited from his Basque grandfather. Vertical for ideologi...

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...

Why China Won't Collapse (Soon)

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Daniel A. Bell

However paradoxical it may sound to Westernears, the Chinese government has succeeded by drawing upon sources of non-democratic legitimacy.

What Lies Ahead for the Modern Dragon?

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Zachary K. Pearce

June Dreyer posits four scenarios for the future of China in her book. One can argue in favor of any of the scenarios she discusses. The intricacies of this topic will be salient to United States foreign policy making for years to come.

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.

Watch: The Only American Who Joined China's Communist Party

Posted 08.31.2011 | World

As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrates its 90th anniversary, one American offers a unique perspective on its history. Sidney Rittenberg i...

China's Worldview Imperative: Don't Rock Our Boat

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Everything that registers on China's international -- and, for that matter, domestic -- radar does so because it, directly or indirectly, impacts stability.

China Announces Priorities for Next Five Years

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

This past Saturday, Premier Wen Jiabao delivered his 2011 "Report on the Work of the Government" to the 3,000 delegates gathered in Beijing for the Na...

By Awarding Liu Xiaobo the Peace Prize, the Nobel Committee Has Challenged a Dangerous Assumption

Fang Li-Zhi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fang Li-Zhi

Liu Xiaobo's own experience over the last 20 years ought to be enough evidence on its own to finally demolish any idea that democracy will automatically emerge as a result of growing prosperity.

China's Co-Dependent Middle Class and Communist Party

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

China's consumers, while boldly ambitious, Confucian to the core and desperate to climb the hierarchy of success, are insecure. Their wealth is new and incomes are still limited.

The Future of China - An Interview with Peter Hessler

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

I sat down with Hessler to discuss his new book and his thoughts on China -- its problems, its future, its people. How have things changed? How have the people responded? What is the impact of rule of law in China?

Five China Myths to Watch and Listen for During the Olympics

Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess

We debunk five enduring myths about China, most of which linger because they are partly true while still being misleading, and some of which are kept alive by Chinese and foreign commentators alike.