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Freedom, Justice and Love: China's Day in Court

Rebecca Novick | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

What Xu and others like him are doing is embracing Chinese nationalism in the context of fighting for civil liberties, rather than as a force to limit them. Chinese nationalism has expressed itself as a pact, however uneasy, between citizenry and government.

Obama To Nominate Baucus As Ambassador To China

Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate retiring Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to serve as amba...

Biden Urges Big Challenge

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Chinese visa applicants to "challenge their government" during a brief meeting at the U.S...

Obama Sets Big Trip As He Regroups Around the Asia-Pacific Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

So Obama, beset by other problems, is heading out to the Asia-Pacific again on a big trip in April. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, not nearly as identified with the Asia-Pacific Pivot as predecessor Tom Donilon, made the announcement in a speech Wednesday at Georgetown University reaffirming the country's commitment to the Pivot.

U.S. Ambassador To China To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

(Adds background and quotes) By Michael Martina BEIJING, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, w...

Blind Activist Cries Danger As China Hints At Solution

AP | GILLIAN WONG and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

UPDATE at 8:20 am ET: The AP reports that Chen has secured a fellowship at a U.S. university and is expected to be permitted to travel soon. By GIL...

Children v. Dirty Business

William S. Becker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

On May 11, a group of children will face off against the Obama administration and the NAM, arguing that common law requires governments to protect critical natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.

U.S. Envoy Concerned About China's Human Rights Record

AP | CHARLES HUTZLER and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BEIJING — China's deteriorating human rights record is a growing concern for the United States, even as overall ties between the countries becom...

U.S. Ambassador Calls On China To Improve Human Rights

AP | SCOTT McDONALD | Posted 02.09.2012 | World

BEIJING — The U.S. ambassador to China on Saturday urged Beijing to improve its human rights record, pointing to imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize la...

Geithner: China 'Very, Very Aggressive' In Stealing U.S. Technology

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Thursday that China is holding to its decades-old strategy to steal American intellectual property, in...

Ambassador Charms China By Ordering Own Coffee At Airport

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Travel

SEATTLE — A photo of the new U.S. ambassador to China carrying his own backpack and ordering his own coffee at an airport has charmed Chinese ci...

Obama Reportedly Considering Google CEO For Commerce Secretary

Businessweek | Hans Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 10 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama may look to the business community for his next secretary of Commerce with former Pfizer Inc. Chief Exe...

Obama Will Nominate New U.S. Ambassador To China

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the son and grandson of Chinese immigrants, to be the next U.S....

What Comes First, Innovation or the Consumer?

Katherine Warman Kern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katherine Warman Kern

Instead of advocating endorsing current practices through regulation and policy, the government should "disrupt ambiguity" with policies which encourage innovation that improves consumer trust.

Sanction Iceland, the World's Whaling Outlaw

Joel Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Obama administration deserves credit and our strong support for demanding an end to Iceland's brutal, outdated and illegal slaughter of the world's most magnificent animals.

A Fan's Notes (The Sequel)

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Matt Farmer

Salazar and Locke should definitely take a page from the playbook of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. As the guy who once ran Chicago's schools, Duncan knows we're a nation of dummies.

This Week in Infrastructure: Bills, Quotes, Op-Eds

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

BILLS AND PLANS Reducing Lead in Drinking Water S. 3973 Signed into Law 1/4/2011 Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Senator Jame...

My Tax Dollars Pay for This? U.S. Commerce Secretary Threatens India as Favor to Special Interest

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel B. Ravicher

How would you feel if a Chinese diplomat attempted to exert influence over an American court case involving a Chinese company's bogus attempt to shut ...

China Plays Down U.S. Tensions At U.N. Summit

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao expressed optimism Wednesday that the United States and China would resolve major trade frictions, even as...

"There is No Planet B" And Other Things I Heard on Earth Day

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Much of the discussion on Earth Day in D.C. was about business and growth. Key quote: "I'm done with the false choice between the economy and the environment."

Sam Stein Joins The Table On Morning Joe (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein joined the crew for the first hour of this morning's "Morning Joe" program on MSNBC. Along with debating...

China Currency Shift: Getting Worse More Slowly

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

China devotes a huge share of its GDP to currency manipulation. Unfair advantages bring home the bacon.

Sheldon Whitehouse and 4 Other Superb "Out of the Box" Suggestions to Replace Justice Stevens

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Yes, Glenn Beck would likely conjure a grand conspiracy in sending someone named "Whitehouse" to the Supreme Court, but as a sitting senator it would be difficult for Republicans to filibuster his nomination.

Obama Administration Uses Lobbyist Memo to Say Outsourcing Creates Jobs

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Just before Commerce Secretary Gary Locke went on a high-profile trip to China with 24 business executives to advocate for making it easier to send ...

'Climate Service,' New Federal Climate Change Agency, Is Forming

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new agency to study and report on the changing climate. Also known as global warming...