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If China Aspires to Global Leadership, It Should Bury Mao

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

His brutal, unpredictable dictatorship has disappeared, but in its place has emerged a blander, more prosaic and bureaucratic authoritarian system. Still, the Chinese people remain in chains, though their fetters now are gold and silver.

Chairman Ma: To Support Hong Kong Democracy, Support Taiwan's and Free Chen

Jack Healey | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

We live in a complex world and the sheer quantity of trying to keep track of things will sometimes flood the most devoted news junkie. With all of this happening, there's probably not much happening now that that Hong Kong thing or whatever it was has stopped happening, right? Wrong.

Between Autocracy and Democracy in Hong Kong: Is Compromise Possible?

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.24.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

It's impossible not to admire the protestors, who took over much of a central city district. However, the demonstrators' very passion threatens their objective.

Saber Rattling, Mostly Foolhardy, From the Potomac to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

A bitter extended exchange between two very old friends from Capitol Hill's contingent of Vietnam vets -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain -- captured the spirit of anger and disarray that presently characterizes America's geopolitical posture.

China, the Philippines and the Rule of Law

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Can a state remain a party to a treaty or convention without being bound by its rules? Can contracting states adhere to an international legal regime and simultaneously opt out of any binding force required or to be required by that regime?

NEC in China -- It's All About Relationships

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Tony Woodcock

On this visit, I was once again astounded by the Chinese embrace of Western music. Consider these statistics: Thirty years after the end of the Cultural Revolution when western music was banned, approximately 40 million people are studying piano and 10 million studying violin.

Movie Review: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What if you live in a society where the very ideas you harbor are punishable by imprisonment -- or worse? How much of being an artist becomes about simply having the courage to express your ideas in verbal or physical form?

China Moves Swiftly on New "City" Encompassing South China Sea, Gulf Crisis Simmers

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
William Bradley

A distracted America gives China a much freer hand as it seeks to establish dominance throughout the South China Sea. At least in theory. Bandwidth, or lack of the same on the part of the U.S., is China's ally in this situation.

Why You Should Care About Taiwan

David Millar | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
David Millar

If we were to give up Taiwan, in the way Paul Kane suggests, we might gain the whole world but forfeit our soul.

From Exile, Showing the Way Forward

Rio Helmi | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Rio Helmi

The democratic election and swearing-in of Lobsang Sangay by the Tibetan people in exile as their prime minister and political leader are important events not just for the Tibetan people, but for spirit of democracy worldwide.

Hunt China's Endangered Animals...

Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Chinese authorities have issued two hunting permits to a group of seven American tourists headed to Qinghai province to stalk protected Bharal blue sh...

The Interwoven Era: The US, China and its New Aircraft Carrier

Peter Winter | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Peter Winter

What do a rusting Russian aircraft carrier, two top-ranking military officers, mounting trade deficits and half a trillion dollars in potential oil and gas in the South China Sea have to do with world peace?

2009 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Should the international community ignore the conditions in East Turkestan, this would not only affect stability in Asia, but open the door to the possibility that others will follow China's non-democratic approach.

The Link Between Individuality And Health

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The October 9 issue of The Week reports that during this month's gigantic celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, more than 1000 Chinese soldiers sought mental health counseling after drilling for the event.

The People's Republic of China at Sixty: The Fear of Self-Examination

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Just as Deng made a bold move to take China into an era of economic reform, Hu will have to make a bold move, by talking with dissenters to take China into an era of meaningful political reform.

China's Anniversary: The View From Tibet

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LHASA, Tibet �" As I rode in a truck peeling around the curves of a narrow mountain road in southwestern Tibet, wheels squealed as the driver tried ...

How Glenn Beck Can Become a Progressive -- Really!

John F. Wasik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John F. Wasik

Beck and his tea-bagging minions apparently don't want anything to do with creating jobs for those who need them.

The Scandal of International Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

There is a good argument for treating religious liberty as the first freedom. If a government is unwilling to protect basic freedom when it comes to religious faith, then it is unlikely to tolerate political free-thinking either.

Xu Zhiyong and What His Detention Means for Rule of Law in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

The Chinese Communist Party is unified by one principle: to remain in power. Any organized effort, even if within the confines of the law, will be viewed as a threat to the CCP's authority.

It's Not About North Korea

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

As North Korea closes itself off to the outside world even more, China's unique role as an interlocutor will become even more necessary.

Obama Breaks Up 'Heated' Spat Between Sarkozy, Hu Jintao

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to a source inside the room, President Obama just played peacemaker in a spat between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Hu Jintao, Presid...