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Squaring the Circle: Rule According to Law in a One-Party State

Minxin Pei | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
Minxin Pei

The greatest dilemma facing the Chinese government in its long-standing efforts to build an effective legal system is how to ensure both the integrity of the judiciary and the Communist Party's monopoly of power.

​A ​Courageous Reporter And A Corrupt Chinese Communist Official

Frank Vogl | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

According to documents released by the court on September 24, Liu Tienan was accused of accepting about $5.8 million in bribes from five companies between 2002 and 2012. Liu Tienan also received a Porsche and a Beijing villa.

Matt Sheehan

Why Christ, Mao And The Buddha Are Making A Comeback In China

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

BEIJING -- The dominant political narrative in China today is one of resounding triumph: targets for economic growth achieved, rival countries overtak...

China Says Its Former Security Czar Is Under Investigation

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm ...

Why Won't the Chinese Line Up?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Frank H. Wu

I am persuaded there is another story. I was chatting with a renowned scholar of China, who has done extensive fieldwork there. He immediately named Communism as the cause of Chinese not lining up.

Chinese Venture Capitalist Says China Has "Performed Brilliantly"

Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Matt Sheehan

Eric X. Li is a venture capitalist, political scientist and frequent commentator on China's growing economic and military influence. In a provocative ...

Back to the Party

China Hands | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
China Hands

Relationships in China have become crucial to everything from buying real estate to landing employment out of college to receiving quality medical care.

Save Taiwan

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Taiwan must survive. It's not just democracy. It's not just five thousand years of culture. It's not just sweet-smelling hills and rivers like perfume. Nor is it cliffs like granite collapsing into oceans like glittering marble.

When America Becomes Number Two

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

It is political suicide for any American politician in office to speak of America and number two.

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

Hong Kong: Memories of the Past and Realities of Today

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.27.2014 | World
Murray Fromson

Hong Kong is such a picturesque outpost on the face of Asia that having lived there, it is impossible to ever forget it.

Top Foreign Policy Challenge Heading Into 2014? It's China

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

The question as to whether these two superpowers can coexist peacefully and collaboratively may be the supreme political challenge of our time.

A Guy Walks Into a Bar and Asks About the Third Plenum

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The most important changes associated with this Third Plenum can only be understood when placed in longer-term contexts; they can't necessarily be assessed before stock markets open in the morning.

Dalai Lama Encourages Buddhist Nuns on the Path

Rinchen Khando Choegyal | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Rinchen Khando Choegyal

It was a moment that Tibetan Buddhist nuns dream of -- to be in the presence of the Dalai Lama and to hear his words of encouragement about their studies. Many of the nuns had risked their lives fleeing Tibet to see the Dalai Lama and to find the freedom to practice their Buddhist faith.

Peter S. Goodman

China's President Charts Path For 'Comprehensive Reform'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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's Rising Anti-Corruption Campaign: Who Is Next?

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.15.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

An unprecedented attack on corruption at the top of the Chinese Communist Party is now underway. Suddenly, following a spate of trials, arrests and investigations, it seems as if even the most senior leaders in the Communist Party are vulnerable.

China Bans Construction Of Gov't Buildings For Next 5 Years

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

BEIJING — China's leaders have banned the construction of government buildings for five years as another step in a frugality drive that aims to ...

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.

Chen Guangcheng: Has NYU Bowed to Pressure From China?

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Desmond Tutu

If the corporate thinking that places profits over our own humanity has begun to invade the American university system, causing it to bow to pressure from some of the worst human rights violators in our world today in favor of expansion into the Chinese market, it has gone too far.

A Year for Human Rights in China

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Desmond Tutu

As we approach the 25th anniversary of China's crackdown in Tiananmen Square, world leaders have the opportunity to distinguish themselves from leaders of the past who, for the sake of economic progress or in the name of "national security," have turned a blind eye to atrocities committed by Chinese leaders against their own citizenry.

China Cracks Down On Officials' Luxury Perk

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China is banning the use of privileged military license plates on BMWs, Porsches and other luxury cars in an attempt to crack down on abuse...

Heroes for Different Times

Michael Drew | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Drew

We change our heroes. Or the times change, and those we looked up to or admired may seem different in the light of a different day, a different age

Chinese Land Expropriation: Kung Fu, Rockets and Evictions

John Wagner Givens | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

All over China, local governments expropriate farm land from peasants and homes from urban residents, and in many cases, the land is then sold on to developers. Not surprisingly, this has resulted in some extreme, and extremely awesome, efforts to resist expropriation.

China's New Leaders: What Will They Bring to the Party?

Victoria Lai | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Victoria Lai

The identities of China's next generation of leaders will be announced soon. Their composition will set the stage for a decade of liberalization or stagnation.

The Rise of the Chinese Urban Militia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Chinese government juggernaut does not move swiftly, but it moves as quickly as it needs to in order to enforce social order and ensure its own survival. That is the case in its response to rising civil unrest throughout the country.