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

Minxin Pei | Posted 11.26.2014 | 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.

Hong Kong's Protesters: Pragmatism or Passion?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Tom Doctoroff

For the past week, the commercial arteries of Hong Kong have been clogged with (mostly) student demonstrators clamoring for "democracy." What is the end game here? I predict resolution, albeit one unsatisfying to most Westerners as well as a minority of Hong Kong citizens who aspire an American brand of democracy.

Government Directed Church Demolition Worries China's Christians

Agence France Presse | Bill Savadove | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

The destruction of a towering church by Chinese authorities has sown fear in a thriving Christian community and highlighted tensions between a rapidly...

Reforming the Party in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

Hieronim Kubiak was a member of this group, which hoped to convene an extraordinary Party congress in 1980 to advance their goals. He would eventually become a member of the Politburo representing the reform wing.

The Three Globalizations And China

Zheng Bijian | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Zheng Bijian

There are only two options before us. The first is to continue with the Cold War thinking and to engage in various forms of Cold War; and the second is to chart a new path and develop converging interests and communities of interests aimed at development.

Xi, Mao, And China's Search For A Usable Past

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Paul Gewirtz, ChinaFile Since its founding, the United States has had understandable pride in its great achievements, but also has had to reck...

Nicolas Berggruen

How The World's Most Powerful Leader Thinks

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

DAVOS - As the power elite gathers in Davos for their annual confab on the state of the world, China looms larger than ever. Within a decade it is lik...

Nicolas Berggruen

How The World's Most Powerful Leader Thinks

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

DAVOS - As the power elite gathers in Davos for their annual confab on the state of the world, China looms larger than ever. Within a decade it is lik...

China Suspects Tiananmen Square Crash Was Suicide Attack: Sources

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIJING, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Chinese government suspects that Monday's incident in which a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Beijing's Tiananmen...

Tiananmen Square Evacuated After SUV Crashes Into Crowd

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

BEIJING, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Five people were killed and dozens injured on Monday, the government said, when a car plowed into pedestrians and caught...

Report: Chinese Police Fired At Tibetan Protesters

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | World

BEIJING — BEIJING (AP) — An overseas Tibetan rights group said Tuesday that about 60 people were injured when Chinese security forces fired in...

Documents Reveal NSA Spied On MLK

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Newly-declassified documents reveal that the National Security Agency targeted one of America's most revered civil rights icons. The National Secur...

China To Unblock Banned Websites: Report

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology

SHANGHAI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be ac...

Justice and the East European Revolutions

John Feffer | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
John Feffer

The debate continues over whether the people of East-Central Europe have benefitted economically from the post-1989 transition. But this discussion of economic winners and losers largely ignores a key demand of the people in the region.

Smoking Is an Epidemic in Vietnam

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.29.2013 | San Francisco
Andrew Lam

If Hanoi wants to really change its population's bad habit, it should do more than edit local films, and it should stop clamping down on information sharing. It should also stop its selling cigarettes.

Castro Era To End In 2018

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

HAVANA -- It's been more than 54 years since someone not named "Castro" led Cuba, and it will likely be five more. But now islanders and exiles alike...

Anti-Communist Oaths Persist Despite Court Rulings

AP | JONATHAN KAMINSKY | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- It has been just shy of 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Washington state law barring members of the Communist Par...

No More Wang Yang

John Wagner Givens | Posted 02.26.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

This style of reform is necessary if China is truly going to liberalize and we at the University of Louisville's Center for Asian Democracy (CAD) were disappointed to see that Wang himself was not appointed to the politburo standing committee in November.

'V For Vendetta' Airs In China, Stunning TV Viewers

AP | By LOUISE WATT | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment

BEIJING (AP) — Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to ru...

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 in 2013: The Confidence Game

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Will the fifth generation of leadership led by President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, signal China remains future-focused? Will they make moves to manage intra-Party conflicts of interest that, to date, have precluded meaningful political and economic reform?

China's Communist Party Names New Leader

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

By Ben Blanchard and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new leadership line-up on Thursday to stee...

Communist Party In China Undergoes Leadership Change

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

BEIJING — Xi Jinping became China's new leader Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a political ...

China Changes the Guard

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
Eric Margolis

China's current 18th Party Congress that ended this week may prove even more important that America's just-fought election.

Senate Hopeful Makes Hay Out Of Communist Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Senate candidate Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) picked up the not-so-coveted endorsement of a Communist-affiliated website on Friday, a fact that his Rep...