In an attempt to increase China’s soft power and boost its international image, the Chinese...
by Samuel Wade | May 11, 2014
Descendants of China’s Communist founding fathers have been pushing for the early release of...
by Jenny Leung | Sep 25, 2008
As China approaches its third mission into space, and the country’s first spacewalk, it not only is making history, but the timeliness of the walk after the Olympics has the additional component of helping build...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 29, 2008
James Farrer is associate professor of sociology at Sophia University in Tokyo. He writes in the ChinaBeat blog: Seeing the Olympics as a watershed event, Japanese commentators have speculated about a “post-Olympic”...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 26, 2008
From the Business Standard: For the last two decades, Chinese leaders have been diligently trying to build a new edifice in order to gain some of that missing respect. This made a successful Olympic Games, when all the world...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 25, 2008
Tion Kwa, an editorial writer at The Straits Times in Singapore, is currently a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in Washington. He writes in the Japan Times: What I found particularly disquieting about the opening...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 23, 2008
From Jessica & Joel’s China Hope Live blog, (h/t Fool’s Mountain): I like living in China. I like living in an all-Chinese neighbourhood and being part of a Chinese community. I like learning Mandarin. I like...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 21, 2008
From the New Statesman: Journalists make poor prophets, but I think I’m on safe ground here: early next week the Chinese government will declare that the Olympics have been a roaring success. The International Olympic...
by Liu Yong | Jun 17, 2008
From New York Times: Despite China’s remarkable economic rise, and its efforts to spread its influence in Asia through what is known as “soft power,” the country still lags far behind the United States in that sphere, according...
by Liu Yong | Jun 12, 2008
From International Herald Tribune: With the approach of the Beijing Olympics, the world is eyeing China with concern about its policies and their impact beyond Chinese borders, the Pew Global Attitudes Project has found. People...
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