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Obama and the Dalai Lama: Image vs. Reality

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

After snubbing him during his Washington DC visit last October, President Obama finally met with the Dalai Lama on February 18th this year.

Gao Zhisheng: China's Defiance On Human Rights Stirs Fears For Missing Dissident

nytimes.com | ANDREW JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A year ago this week, Chinese security agents made a midnight visit to the home of Gao Zhisheng, one of China's most high-profile human rig...

Google in China

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Selkoe

As many of you have heard, Google is considering leaving the Chinese market. Yes, that's right; they would leave behind 1 billion plus people in the b...

China Refuses To Discuss Tibet Independence

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China warned President Barack Obama on Tuesday not to meet the Dalai Lama, saying any such meeting would harm bilateral relations. An...

Human Rights Watch World Report 2010 Warns Of Attacks On Activists

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite the growing strength of the human rights movement, abusive governments have begun to hit back at activists who challenge them, according to Hu...

Top Ten China Myths of 2009

newyorker.com | Evan Osnos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China in 2009 was the land we all hoped it would be: the enemy, the friend, the brilliant tactician, the bumbling oaf. China is such a mix of strength...

Huang Qi, Chinese Critic Of Earthquake Responses, Jailed For 3 years

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A veteran dissident was sentenced to three years in prison after casting a spotlight on poorly built schools that collapsed and killed...

Tripping in China: Barack Obama's Challenge

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert L. Borosage

For Obama's trip to Asia, the White House paints a full agenda -- Afghanistan, human rights, North Korean nukes, climate change, trade relations, and the economy. But it's really just the economy, stupid.

"Don't Be Evil": How Larry Page and Sergey Brin Really Think and Should We Worry About Google's Dominance

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We shall see if Larry and Sergey's collective brain can keep up with the spontaneous evolution of the Internet.

China's Silicon Sweatshops

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hourly wages below a dollar. Firings with no notice. Indifferent bosses. Labor brokers that leech away months of a worker's hard-ear...

China: "Kingdom of Dwarves" Theme Park Showcases Little People

GlobalPost | Kathleen E. McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUNMING, China -- The casting call went out across China earlier this year, in newspapers and online: Entertainers needed for a new theme park, no spe...

China Moves To Indict Liu Xiaobo, Top Dissident, For Subversion

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo lobbied to abolish a vaguely worded Chinese law against subversion, but now it appears the high-profile dissident will stan...

Xue Feng, American Geologist, Held And Mistreated By China

AP | CHARLES HUTZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Sometime into his long detention by China's feared state security agents, American geologist Xue Feng had something to show U.S. consu...

China Activist Yang Zili Risks Jail With Letter To Obama

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Thousands of people will send letters to President Barack Obama this year. Few besides Yang Zili are likely to risk jail by doing so. ...

China Cracks Down On Christian "House Church" Movement

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LINFEN, China — Towering eight stories over wheat fields, the Golden Lamp Church was built to serve nearly 50,000 worshippers in the gritty hear...

Liaowang, State-Run Magazine, Exposes State-Run "Black Jails" In China

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — It read like a muckraking expose: A magazine revealed a system of secret detention centers in Beijing where Chinese citizens are forci...

Tibetans Take to the Streets Over "Terrorist" Monk

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

While Tenzin Delek has been labeled a "terrorist" by Chinese authorities, to the Tibetan people he is a hero.

Report: Chinese Who Complain To Government Risk Kidnap

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Kidnapping villagers who have traveled to Beijing to lodge complaints with China's central government and keeping them in unofficial j...

China's Forgotten Minority

Gordon Cinco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Cinco

This Human Rights Day should be more than just an opportunity for politicians to put forth toothless platitudes but instead a time to defend actively the principles in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Will Obama Help Change Asia's Racism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

President Obama's visit to Asia showed how long a journey it's been since the 1955 Bandung Conference, the historic meeting of African and Asian states striving for self-determination.

What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.

Mao Takes Manhattan: Empire State Building Goes Red and Yellow for China

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Flumenbaum

Wednesday night, the Empire State Building illumined its spire with red and yellow lights in honor of China. While this isn't the first time it's gone red and yellow, it's the first time it's been done for Mao.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

For all our worries about Big Brother intruding on our lives, Big Brother has no way to stop individuals from intruding on him.

The Tibet Question: A Chinese Think Tank Dares to Ask

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

The report challenges the official government position that the Dalai Lama "incited" the protests and criticizes the government's response.

Joshua Cooper Ramo: Surprise! Global Financial Crisis Could Turn China Into A Superpower

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

The Chinese banking system has been through so much stress during the last few decades, they are in a much better position than the U.S. to deal with the global financial crisis, says Joshua Cooper Ramo.