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Beijing Listens to the People. What Does That Mean?

At The Washington Post last week, Simon Denyer reported on the expansion of Beijing’s efforts to gather data on public opinion, both online and through surveys: [… T]he government is trying to understand public opinion on...

A Rising China Needs a New National Story

Orville Schell and John Delury’s new book, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century, focuses on 11 influential Chinese thinkers, from 19th Century scholar Wei Yuan to imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu...

The Post 80s Generation—Are the Kids All Right?

At ChinaFile, Sun Yunfan, Orville Schell and Damien Ma discuss the gap between members of China’s post-80s generation and their parents, based on a recent article by James Palmer that was featured on CDT last week. Sun...

Jookin’ on the Great Wall

Jookin’ is a style of street dance that originated in Memphis, Tennessee, and has been perfected by a young dancer from Memphis named Charles Riley, nicknamed Lil Buck. Last year, Lil Buck was invited to join a cultural...

U.S.-China Tensions: What Must Kerry Do?

In the latest installment of China File’s Conversations series, Elizabeth Economy, Andrew J. Nathan and Orville Schell respond to Nina Hachigian’s recommendations to new U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. In a...

Rule of the Princelings

Cairo Review has published an issue dedicated to China. The lead story, by Cheng Li, looks at the rise of princelings among China’s incoming rulers and what it means for the future of Chinese politics: In the wake of the...

Chen Guangcheng Speaks from New York

Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York on Saturday, greeted a cheering crowd outside New York University with a short speech. From NTDTV, via Shanghaiist: From the Associated Press: “I believe that no matter how...

When China and the West Meet, Who Bows Deeper?

in the Atlantic, Orville Schell uses a recent performance in Beijing by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and actress Meryl Streep to illustrate a subtle power play between China and the U.S. which has persisted for hundreds of years and which...

To Get Rich Is Apocryphal

Christian Science Monitor joins in the recent frenzy of debunking misattributed quotations with ten political misquotes, from Sarah Palin’s “I can see Russia from my house” to John F Kennedy’s “I am...

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