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Xi Has Had Enough of 'Weird' Architecture -- And So Have I

Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā) | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā)

Most of the Chinese artists who attended his speech on the arts were older than Xi himself. Communication between such figures who use the old Communist Party language, and the most active population--now under 40 and with no firsthand experience of the Cultural Revolution -- is practically impossible.

The Global Search for Education: China Comes to New York

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The number of Chinese students seeking to be educated in the West has received significant media attention in recent years, but what about the flipside? What will this mean for the further development of higher education institutions in modern China and for their influence with educators and students around the world?

China's Millionaires Are Fleeing. Here's Why

Wang Yong | Posted 10.24.2014 | World
Wang Yong

China has become the world's second biggest economy in the past 30 years, but has failed to grow into a state under the rule of law.

Jackson Connor

President Xi Holding Umbrella Wins China's Top Photo Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.23.2014 | Media

Umbrellas have figured prominently in Chinese politics in recent weeks. On Wednesday, a photograph of President Xi Jinping standing in the rain, p...

China Vows To Strengthen Judicial System

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the cour...

ISIS, Ukraine, the South China Sea and the End of the Era of American Power

David Paul | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Shock and Awe was the name for the onslaught of missiles and bombing that was to initiate the U.S. invasion and would intimidate Saddam, quickly bringing his regime into submission. Little did we know that the opening days of the second Iraq war marked the end of the era of America as the world's dominant military power.

Answering Four Key Questions About China's Rise

Fu Ying | Posted 10.17.2014 | World
Fu Ying

China may join in discussions about hotspot issues with the aim of seeking a peaceful solution, but it will not turn into a party involved in the conflict or take steps that make the problem worse.

China's Silk Road Revival -- and the Fears It Stirs -- Are Deeply Rooted in the Country's History

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Shashi Tharoor

The modern Silk Road's establishment will mark a step toward reinvigorating the ancient Chinese concept of tianxia, in which the Chinese emperor was considered the divinely appointed ruler of the entire known world.

Would America's Founding Fathers Consider Hong Kong's Election Plan Democratic?

Stephen Macedo | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Stephen Macedo

No matter how wide the franchise and how hotly contested the election, if the eligible candidates are vetted on an undemocratic basis then the election is not democratic.

Hong Kong's Protesters: Pragmatism or Passion?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Tom Doctoroff

For the past week, the commercial arteries of Hong Kong have been clogged with (mostly) student demonstrators clamoring for "democracy." What is the end game here? I predict resolution, albeit one unsatisfying to most Westerners as well as a minority of Hong Kong citizens who aspire an American brand of democracy.

Taiwan Warily Eyes Battle of Wills Between Beijing and Hong Kong

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

In Hong Kong, they may be protesting with umbrellas, but in Taiwan earlier this year, it was sunflowers. Hong Kong's protesters know as well as PRC policymakers that Taiwan is still watching very closely, and Beijing's wrong-footed response in Hong Kong today could halt Ma's push for greater Taiwanese cooperation.

Looking at Hong Kong from My Personal Memories of Tiananmen Square

Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā) | Posted 10.02.2014 | World
Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā)

A terrible irony is that, seen in the relatively short term of 25 years, the Tiananmen Square event didn't help the cause of China's progress to democracy, but seems to have led the government to take China to an opposite extreme. One possibility is that Hong Kong protestors will be compelled to give in if the region is to function at all, and the cycle of post-1989 China will repeat itself with more restrictions and less freedom.

Why Xi Should Give In (But Probably Won't)

Rory Truex | Posted 10.02.2014 | World
Rory Truex

Recent accounts suggest that both sides are growing impatient. Tiananmen II seems unlikely, but even a single death would go viral, and could be enough to tip public opinion decisively against the regime. Ignoring the protesters might do more damage than simply appeasing them.

New Hong Kong

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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It Is in Beijing's Interest to Respect Its Commitment to Hong Kong

Georges Ugeux | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Georges Ugeux

Historically, China has considered opposition as a form of crime of lese-majeste. The circumstances surrounding the Hong Kong recent opposition might be worth a better treatment than refusing a dialogue with the demonstrators.

Xi Launches Cultural Counter-Revolution To Restore Confucianism As China's Ideology

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

Clearly, The Analects of Confucius is for Xi's Chinese renaissance what The Little Red Book was for Mao's Cultural Revolution.

Just Do It, Mr. Modi

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

In the four months since taking over as Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has moved forward on at least five initiatives that would have been unlikely under any previous leader.

Matt Sheehan

From Coal To Communist Memories: Chinese Town Turns To Red Tourism

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

ZHAOJIN, China -- Coal has been the fuel and the scourge of China's economic miracle. Plentiful and relatively cheap, the black rock has driven China'...

Modi's Power Play - Can Obama Charm Him?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

Undoubtedly, America wants to get India's support for its Russian sanctions. But it is very unlikely that America can get India to abandon it's long term Russian ally.

India-China Relations: A New Chapter?

Samarth Pathak | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

In the backdrop of President Xi Jinping's ongoing visit to India, presenting an exclusive free and frank dialogue on bilateral ties with Mr. Jayadeva ...

India, China Vow Cooperation As Troops Face Off

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Thursday as their leaders were promisin...

Xi: 'Factory' China And 'Back Office' India Can Drive Global Growth Together

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

By Rupam Jain Nair AHMEDABAD, India, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The "world's factory" and the "world's back office" could togethe...

A New Coal Power Station the Coal Industry Won't Boast About

Bob Burton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

When the US$1.35 billion coal-fired Norochcholai Power Station is commissioned by the Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit to Sri Lanka this week, it is unlikely that the global coal industry will be waxing lyrical.

India and China Have Outgrown the West

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Shashi Tharoor

India and China both see themselves as having outgrown a world order dominated by the West. They are moving beyond traditional bromides like their joint advocacy of the "Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence," to pragmatic cooperation in the framework of the BRICS grouping. They recently came together to announce the creation of the BRICS Bank, which will be located in Shanghai and headed by an Indian.

China On Track To Develop Indian Railways As Xi Heads To South Asia

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

By Sanjeev Miglani and Ben Blanchard NEW DELHI/BEIJING, Sept 14 (Reuters) - China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in Ind...