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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...

Is Xi Jinping China's New Mao-Like Strongman?

Perry Link | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Perry Link

Xi Jinping and his associates at the top levels of the Chinese government have been on the move. They have been pushing a society-wide anti-corruption campaign, targeting in particular some high-ranking rivals, and in recent weeks have been unusually aggressive with their neighbors Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, unusually harsh in their anti-U.S. rhetoric, and unusually repressive of dissident voices inside China. They have moved to re-shape the internal workings of the government to concentrate more power in personal authority at the top and less in written rules or in government bureaucracies. They have floated the idea of a new Chinese "strongman," clearly intending to suggest that Xi Jinping might be one. Mao Zedong is the best model for all of this, but Xi Jinping is no Mao, and how things will actually end up is anyone's guess.

Diasporic Dining: Did Mao Order in Chinese?

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Did Mao order in Chinese? Did Chairman Mao like General Tso's chicken? You read about The Long March, The Hundred Flowers Campaign and The Cultural R...

The Long March's Final Destination: The British Virgin Islands

Jonathan Russo | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

It is now clear that anti-corruption efforts are always going to be politics masquerading as reform. Repression of information and web attacks on critics is business as usual. And Western companies are learning that the tong method of negotiation is not pretty.

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...

Grandeur and Centrality

David Gosset | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
David Gosset

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between France and China (1964-2014) If the speech pronounced 48 year...

A Hard-to-Believe China Prediction for 2014

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

China has a tendency to make prognosticators look foolish. Still, I'll happily make one prediction for 2014: at least one China story will break that has a fact-is-stranger-than-fiction feel to it.

The Founding Father

Eric X. Li | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Eric X. Li

Today, China celebrates the 120th birthdate of the founding father of the People's Republic -- Chairman Mao Zedong.

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...

#Vine Cuts the #News to 6 Seconds

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.26.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

NowThis News, the one-year-old online news service, a potential heir to the New York Times or NBC Nightly News except entirely online, announced this week that it has hired Cody Johns as its first entirely Vine-driven 'videojournalist.'

Zacchaeus Meets Mao: Reflection From a First Time Visitor to a Church in China

Kim Yunez | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Kim Yunez

Contrary to popular belief (in American minds), this church was anything but "underground." Nearly every seat was occupied and once when the camera jib swept across the audience, I saw myself smiling at how our group did not blend into the crowd.

Just Because It'll Grow in Your Yard Doesn't Mean You Should Plant It

Lisa Novick | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Lisa Novick

Worldwide, we are committing ecocide through our globalized gardens, due in no small part to the highly successful distribution systems of large companies selling mostly non-native plants.

Mao's Granddaughter Draws Criticism After Appearing On Rich List

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

The appearance of a grand-daughter of Mao Zedong, founding father of Communist China, on a list of the country's richest citizens prompted online accu...

PHOTOS: Chavez Is Not The Only Dead Leader On Display

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

Thousands of Venezuelans spent hours waiting in line on Thursday to pay their respects to Hugo Chavez. According to the Associated Press, the line to ...

WATCH: Tech CEO's Surprising Journey From Child Soldier (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Noalee Harel | Posted 01.22.2013 | Technology

The tech world is a-buzz with hype about 3D printers and possible changes in the industry as a result. HuffPostLive got in on the hype by interviewing...

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.

8 Myths About Mao Zedong

Steven I. Levine | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Steven I. Levine

The American understanding of Mao Zedong has been in flux for the past seventy-five years. That is because what we know about the lives of historical figures is constrained by our sources of information and shaped by the times in which we live.

The People's Republic of the Polo Shirt

John Wagner Givens | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

The polo shirt is an example of a Chinese twist on conspicuous consumption. Instead of expensive tailored suits, designer ties and glittering cuff links, nouveau riche Chinese seem content to purchase ever pricier polo shirts.

Two New Books Testify to the Power of Music

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

Two new books share an important attribute -- an unshakable belief that Bach, Mozart and Schubert elevate the human spirit and have the power to comfort us, to inspire us and to overcome even the greatest challenges.

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.

Thomas Friedman's (Slightly Maoist) Great Leap Forward

Zack Exley | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Zack Exley

Thomas Friedman's fetish for decentralization and bottom-up economic growth is actually a global phenomenon shared not only with the remaining Maoists on earth, but everyone from conservative and neo-liberal economists to the protesters of the Occupy movements.

Famous Handshakes That Signaled Peace

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and former Provisional Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuinness are expected to shake hands in a delicately choreo...

Mad Men: A Great Leaper Forward? Joan, Jag, Don's Return to Advertising (And Other, er, Treks)

William Bradley | Posted 07.23.2012 | TV
William Bradley

"Christmas Waltz" is an improved episode of Mad Men in this uneven season of a longtime great TV series, an episode with a very welcome return to advertising. Too much of this season has been taken up with some fairly arbitrary soap opera doings.

Notorious Dictators Get A Fabulous Makeover

Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts

Through his work, Florida-based painter Scott Scheidly creates unorthodox renditions of tyrants, dictators and popes, turning them from drab to fab wi...