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Deng Xiaoping on Gorbachev: 'This Man May Look Smart but in Fact Is Stupid.'

Zhang Weiwei | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Zhang Weiwei

Deng believed that the most urgent task was to improve people's livelihood. In his view, all other reforms, including political ones, had to serve this primary goal. He believed that copying the Western model and placing political reform on the top of the agenda, like the Soviets were doing at the time, was utterly foolish. In fact, that was exactly Deng's comment on Gorbachev after their meeting: "This man may look smart but in fact is stupid."

TV Biopic On Deng Xiaoping Stirs Controversy In China

China Digital Times | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

User-Generated, Censor-Chosen Keywords on Weibo is a monthly feature produced by China Digital Times for The WorldPost. At the auspicious hour ...

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...

Russia Is Worried About the Wrong Neighbor - A case of Continuously Poor Leadership

Edward Goldberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

Whether on account of poor leadership, or the curse of being blessed with extraordinary energy resources, modern Russia has for now lost the only power game that really counts today: the game of globalization.

The Post-Deng China: The End of China's Soft Power?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

China is well aware that neither the West nor its neighbors can afford a direct confrontation. From a military standpoint, the hardliners in China believe that they can afford to constantly push the boundaries of their territorial claims without triggering a massive backlash.

Interview with an Asian Entrepreneur: Max Ma of 7thOnline

Jane Wang | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Jane Wang

A regular series at The Wang Post, where we sit down and talk with notable Asian entrepreneurs. This week, we speak with Max Ma, the CEO and co-founde...

Kick the Wolf Out of Wall Street

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

After muddling through this period, The Wolf of Wall Street serves as a reminder to the bad old days where the stereotypical "white male" in finance is solely driven by money and excess, not the best interests of the client.

Why Is China Feared? Resurgence, Pride and Uncertainty

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

China's recent assertiveness abroad should perhaps be seen through the prism of how a new Chinese leadership is willing to sacrifice foreign relations in a calculated manner to create enough domestic legitimacy for undertaking an ambitious economic reform agenda at home.

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.

China Reforms Do Nothing To Show It Ready For World Leadership

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
David Paul

China's much heralded rise, and its ambitions to supplant American leadership, reflect not just its growing economic and military power, but the values of frugality, stability and conservatism Chinese leaders eagerly contrast with the chaos and moral decay of the west.

Marketing in China: Twenty Years On

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 11.22.2013 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

I have lived in China since 1994 and in Shanghai since 1998. When people hear this, the most common reaction is, "You must have seen huge changes." I respond, "Perhaps not quite as much as you might expect."

Of Peasants With Pitchforks: Inside China's Villages

Tom_Carter | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Tom_Carter

Peasants are directly responsible for China's shiny new economy. Lest we forget, it is they -- not the government who steals their land, nor the second-generation snobs residing in the skyscrapers built by them -- who are the true People of this eponymous republic.

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?

PHOTOS: Shenzhen Is Where Your Stuff Comes From

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Although virtually everyone in America owns or wears products that came from Shenzhen, few have a real conception of the city.

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.

The Cultural Revolution Still Haunts China

Eric Margolis | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Two major events in China are sure to shape the world's newest superpower: the sensational murder trial of Madame Gu Kailai, and the top secret leadership conclave at the seaside resort of Beidaihe.

Chinese Economic Debate Heats Up as Growth Cools Down

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

China's growth is widely expected to slow further in the second half of 2012. As it does, the new and old guards of China's leadership will be hard-pressed to reassure the Chinese public that their way remains the best way.

'I Forgive Them': On the 23rd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989

Chai Ling | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Chai Ling

Two decades ago, the Chinese government's crackdown in Tiananmen Square left hundreds of my fellow students dead. Since then a new generation has grown up in China, and many of them are kept in the dark about what happened on this day in China's history.

Can Manufacturing Jobs Come Back? What We Should Learn From Apple and Foxconn

David Paul | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
David Paul

If Americans care about where their products are made, companies will care. Therefore, even as the president promoted tax credits for insourcing -- the new word for bringing those jobs back -- perhaps another step would be to build on the power of choice.

Modern China's Spiritual Crisis: Does it Exist?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.23.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

To the Chinese, materialism is not superficial. It is meaningful, tantamount to advancement within society and faith in the future. Run amok, however, it corrupts ambition and threatens the country's social fabric.

Kim Jong Il & Václav Havel: The China Connection

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

In the days following the strange coincidence of December 18 -- the deaths of both Kim Jong Il, North Korea's totalitarian "Dear Leader," and Václav ...

China's Communist Party: Not Losing Control

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The future of China's political system will not be made in America or Europe.

Mission Accomplished? What the U.S. Can Learn From China

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Regardless of how one feels about its mission, China's ability to align the myriad aspects of its society around such a clearly defined goal is a major contributor to its current position as an ascendant power.

China's Worldview: Three Timeless Truths

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

What is Chinese culture? Now and forever, perpetual yet shape-shifting,in modern and ancient guises, the Chinese worldview can be distilled down to ...

Hu's on First? Key US-China Summit Ahead

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

US-China relations -- no matter the posture that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton or Bob Gates would prefer -- remain complicated and fragile, making the upcoming summit all the more momentous.