A Country on the Edge – John Pomfret

In the Washington Post, John Pomfret reviews Fragile Superpower by Susan Shirk: At a time when much writing about China frothily presumes the unstoppable rise of a global titan, it

Political Games – Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma writes about the potential impact, or lack thereof, that activists will likely have on the 2008 Olympics: For the first time, thousands of reporters from all over the world will be able to look around the...

I Wanna Know, Where Did My Taxes Go?

Posted on blogger Hu Chan’s site, by an anonymous writer, translated by CDT:

Today is the deadline for reporting personal taxes if annual income is above RMB 120,000. I look

China Has Come Full Circle – Bao Tong

RFA Mandarin service broadcast an essay by Bao Tong on Friday about the new property law, and has now posted a translation on RFA Unplugged: The Property Law of the People’s Republic

The Colbert Report Takes on China

The Comedy Central fake news pundit show, The Colbert Report, is celebrating the Year of the Pig with a special China report. In one segment, Colbert introduces his new term for the

“Trade-offs” Of China Entry

The floodgates are open. The ground rules have softened. But not all the correspondents coming to China ahead of the Olympics can take full advantage. In October last year, the Foreign



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