A commentary [zh] widely published in China's state media warns that the "European and American model of capitalism and constitutionalism", promoted online by doom-laden false rumors, could tip China into an even bleaker...
by Sophie Beach | May 31, 2013
For Marketplace, Rob Schmitz tracks down an elderly couple after discovering their letters to each other written in the 1950s when the husband was in prison camp and the wife was raising their children in Beijing. The husband...
by Scott Greene | Nov 5, 2012
While current president Hu Jintao may not give up the reins of China's military to his successor right away, Jane Perlez of The New York Times wonders what Xi Jinping's longstanding ties to the People's Liberation Army may mean...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 26, 2011
The Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Report blog looks at a new report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which estimates that fully half of China's GDP comes from state-owned enterprises, despite...
by samuel wade | Aug 17, 2011
In an interview with The Guardian, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discusses what he sees as the inevitability of political reform in China, as well as the fall of the USSR and his views on his successors. As the...
by Liu Yong | Apr 18, 2008
From Telegraph: China's last Maoist collective, where villagers held out against capitalism, is to privatise after its prosperity was found to have rested on a mountain of hidden debt. While the rest of the country abandoned the...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 9, 2008
Global Voices Online translates a post from blogger Xiong Peiyun about the fate of Nanjie Village, once touted as a model communist village: The Nanjie myth is now broken. A reporter survey found that as early as three years...
by Kate Zhao | Jan 8, 2008
Journalist Ian Buruma and German philosopher Slavoj Zizek separately take a look at the future of capitalism and democracy in China. Buruma writes (via Project Syndicate): To come back from near destitution and bloody tyranny in one generation is a great feat, and China should be saluted for it. But China’s success story is also […]
by Kate Zhao | Jan 7, 2008
For the BBC, Michael Bristow writes the first in a series of columns about Beijing in the run-up to the Olympics: Mao Zedong’s portrait still hangs in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Marx is still mentioned and, of course, the Chinese Communist Party is still in power. Even the outdated greeting ‘comrade’ is still used in official […]
by Liu Yong | Dec 25, 2007
From VOA News: For boat manufacturers, the yachting market of the future is China, where luxury sailing yachts and motorboats are becoming the ultimate accessory of the super-rich. New marinas are being developed, and the government is promoting sailing ahead of next year’s Olympics. Claudia Blume reports from VOA’s Asia News Center in Hong Kong. […]
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