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What Foreigners Can Learn at the Shanghai Zoo

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.06.2011 | Travel
Tom Doctoroff

There are two Chinas, one falling and one rising. At the Shanghai Zoo, both are on display. Pessimists will shake their heads at stultifying bureaucracy. Optimists are reassured by the unquantifiable, relentless energy of the people.

China Announces Priorities for Next Five Years

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

This past Saturday, Premier Wen Jiabao delivered his 2011 "Report on the Work of the Government" to the 3,000 delegates gathered in Beijing for the Na...

Shanghai's World Expo: The Curtain Falls

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In the end, Shanghai's World Expo was not an international event. It was orchestrated as a domestic power display, in the same vein as the country's 60th anniversary military parade and this fall's Asian Games.

The Long, Long March: Civil Society in China

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

We will know Chinese society is becoming more civil when the economic/human interests of individuals are accepted as not "good" or "bad" or "right" or "wrong" but inextricably linked with sustainable, rational economic growth.

China's Milk Scandal: Unharmonious Rumblings

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In the end, the losers in this sorry debacle are Chinese consumers, a striving people who sometimes feel that odds are stacked against them.