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Who Dreamed Up the Chinese Dream? [Updated]

This week, Party general secretary and Chinese president Xi Jinping graced the cover of The Economist for the second time, accompanying a special feature on his “Chinese Dream” initiative. At South China Morning...

The Choking of China — and The World

In The Independent, Johann Hari writes about China’s “ecological disintegration”, heavily citing Jonathan Watts’ book, When A Billion Chinese Jump. Swiping at “gasbag” Thomas Friedman’s...

Thomas Friedman: Aren’t We Clever?

On a trip to China, New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman strikes again: While American Republicans were turning climate change into a wedge issue, the Chinese Communists were turning it into a work issue. “There is...

Thomas Friedman: Our One-Party Democracy

In the New York Times, Thomas Friedman opines about the state of democracy in China and the U.S.: One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is...

China to the Rescue? Not!

Thomas Friedman continues his reporting from China. Writing from Dafen, home to knock-off masterpiece paintings, Friedman looks at how the U.S.-China relationship will change in the wake of the global financial crisis: After...

Thomas Friedman: The Great Unraveling

Writing from Hong Kong, Thomas Friedman discusses the Madoff scandal, and relates it to the different approaches the U.S. and China have taken toward managing the end of communism and the rise of capitalism: It is both...

A Biblical Seven Years

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman writes: As I sat in my seat at the Bird’s Nest, watching thousands of Chinese dancers, drummers, singers and acrobats on stilts perform their magic at the closing ceremony, I couldn’t...




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