Kin of Last Chinese Emperor Hold Reunion

Descendents of China’s last emperor Puyi gathered in Beijing on Thursday to mark the publication of a new series of books. Barbara Demick at The Los Angeles Times details the family’s memories of Puyi and their rocky...

Isabel Hilton: Will China Implode?

Isabel Hilton writes on The Daily Beast that the recent unrest in Tibet and Xinjiang marks an empire in crisis: There is a story that the Chinese government likes to tell: that China is the world’s oldest continuous, unchanging...

Rumbles on the Rim of China’s Empire

An article in the New York Times and an editorial in the Washington Post look at accusations that Beijing acts as a colonizer in Xinjiang, and resentment of that role led to last weekend’s riots. From the Times’...

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