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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.

White House Shows Support For Aspirations Of Hong Kong People

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The White House is watching democracy protests in Hong Kong closely and supports the "aspirations of the Hong Kong p...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Activists Threaten Massive Protests Over Beijing's Election Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Sunday, China's National People's Congress announced that Beijing intends to pre-screen candidates in the election of Hong Kong's next c...

Tibet Tweets to China and China Tweets Back

Thubten Samphel | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Thubten Samphel

There are some Chinese who are amplifying the Dalai Lama's voice in China. Beyond the radar of China's censors and whispered in the din of China's Internet chatter are expressions of Chinese support and sympathy.

'The Big Bang Theory' Banned!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV

Chinese fans of "The Big Bang Theory" are hoping there's a "Bazinga" coming. AP reports that China has ordered online video streaming sites to remo...

Two Challenges I've Faced As Executive Editor Of The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, has faced several difficult challenges in covering recent news. The first, she said, was dur...

China's Local Government Debt Explodes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Sheldon Filger

One of the most rapidly growing factors of public debt is occurring right now, in China, largely under the radar of the so-called fiscal prophets of doom.

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.

Son Of Top Chinese Official Aids Corruption Investigation

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The movements of the eldest son of retired Chinese domestic security...

China Punishes 20,000 Officials For Being Too Bureaucratic

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) - China has punished almost 20,000 officials in the last year for breaching rules to cut down on bureaucracy as well as pom...

Chinese Photoshop Fail Is So Bad It Makes North Korea Look Savvy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

This photograph appears to show the world's four largest politicians visiting the world's tiniest centenarian. But don't be fooled. It's actually just...

Family Of Tibetan Self-Immolation Protestor Denies Chinese Allegations

AP | DIDI TANG and ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

GANNAN PREFECTURE, China -- GANNAN PREFECTURE, China (AP) — Soon after Sangay Gyatso lit himself on fire and burned to death in one of China's ethni...

China's Human Rights To Come Under UN Scrutiny

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA -- GENEVA (AP) — Faced with a U.N. review of its human rights, China acknowledged Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has...

Visiting the Folks

Nathan Risinger | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Nathan Risinger

The Chinese government enacted a law on the that, in brief, requires children to regularly visit their parents, and employers to allow their employees ample time off from work to do so. Such an idea seems like a good one -- at least in principle.

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.

Wake Up, Beijing -- It's Hong Kong Calling

David Millar | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
David Millar

If Occupy Central can generate enough unity among the people and Hong Kong politicians -- and remain peaceful -- it may actually force Beijing's hand and bring about real change.

Pentagon Says China Military Behind Cyberattacks: Selling China the Rope to Hang Us

Curtis Ellis | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Curtis Ellis

We don't need to pivot to Asia. We need to pivot to America and tell the multinational chieftains to stop selling China the rope it's using to hang us.

Yahoo Is Shutting Down Businesses Left And Right

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's email service in China will close this summer as part of an arrangement worked out with its partner in that country, Al...

Another Reason To Freak Out About China

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Terrible news, everyone, China is buying stuff in America. The truly terrible news is that it's not buying nearly enough American stuff. If you clo...

Open Letter to the Chinese Government

Chai Ling | Posted 11.08.2012 | Impact
Chai Ling

I am writing to encourage you to take actions at the national level to respond to this violence against women and to have compassion on these victims of the One-Child Policy.

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.

Asia's Aging Population Is Both Predictable and Unprecedented

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Daniel Burrus

Everyone, including the United States, can learn from what's taking place in Japan. China's aging population is growing faster than the U.S.'s aging population, and it's going to have global and predictable ramifications.

Hold Your Breath

Victoria Lai | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Victoria Lai

The top decision-making body in the Chinese Communist Party, the politburo standing committee, is set to see an infusion of new blood. The process is shrouded in mystery, a frustrating state of affairs for investors and other observers because the direction of change in China will be underpinned by the result.

Rooted and Unbendable Ai Weiwei

Misha Lyuve | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

Every society has constraints that offer opportunity for vision, freedom and courage. "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" by Alison Klayman is a documentary about a man who appreciates the possibilities and challenges of this opportunity in China.

Chinese Villager Caught in US Abortion Debate

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

China has increasingly become part of the conversation in U.S. abortion debate -- much to the chagrin of some liberal politicians, who cite conservative references to atrocities in China as incendiary tactics.