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South China Morning Post
Corruption is a byproduct of Chinese party-state's defective genes
Roderic Broadhurst says corruption in China continues to thrive despite a serious government crackdown because the real cause lies in the fundamental nature of its political structure At the Chinese Communist Party's 18th National Congress in November last year, outgoing president Hu Jintao warned that corruption could lead to "the collapse of the ... (more)
WUSTL Joins U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center
Washington University in St. Louis has joined an international group of researchers working to make great strides in advanced coal technologies.
The Japan Times
A political purge in North Korea
North Korea announced Monday through state-run media that Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, had been deprived of all titles and expelled from the ruling Workers' Party of Korea for "anti-party, anti-revolution factional activities."
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Asia News Network
Xi, the reformer
Chinese President Xi is emerging as a most powerful leader, including leading reforms in the economy - a task usually undertaken by prime ministers Chinese President Xi Jinping was widely expected to minimise troubles in China's foreign relations, leave the economy to the prime minister and focus on consolidating power in his first year, following ... (more)
Mao II: China's rising generation
What is China up to? It has declared dominance over the tiny symbolic islands in the East China Sea and challenged its neighbors and the U.S. It is pulling the visas of New York Times and Bloomberg reporters.
the Roving Eye So many secrets in the East China Sea
So many secrets in the East China Sea By Pepe Escobar It's been a source of endless fascination to follow the game of geopolitical Go being played since China declared an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Economic blueprint without political reform a 'lethal' step: liberals
Liberal party leaders also said Xi Jinping's roles as head of economic reform and national security groups would give him more power than his predecessor Hu Jintao , but could prove a "double-edged sword".
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Most Notable China Stories of 2013
There's an old Chinese curse that goes like this: "May you live in interesting times."
Abe Urges China Talks Invoking '06 Visit as Tensions Rise
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping to reset relations after an escalation in bilateral tensions, invoking a 2006 visit to Beijing during his first administration.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Philanthropy's pied piper
While fans await the Christmas Eve release of his latest movie Police Story 2013, veteran actor Jackie Chan is preparing for another role in real life - that of philanthropist and doing what good he can in the world while he's still able to.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Black Homosexual taking a Stand against Africa and SF City Hall
As a Black homosexual who has lived in The City since 1960, I have observed the blatant marginalization and disrespect of Blacks by City Hall that I now suspect has been going on for several administrations.
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Biden begins Asia trip
Colgate was extremely hot coming into Sunday's game, and the Bearcats didn't do nearly enough to put douse the flames in a 93-64 loss in Colgate University came into the Events Center and ran away with a 93-64 victory against the Binghamton University men's basketball team on Say what you want about global warming, I've seen no evidence of it ... (more)
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Obama Administration Advises Commercial Jets to Honor China Rules
Back in November 2011 Barack Obama bowed to President Hu Jintao in China. Now the Obama administration is telling US commercial jets to honor China new rules over a disputed zone.
VP Biden trying to show US still focused on Asia
In this Aug. 21, 2011, file photo. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, talks to students as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, second from right, watches during their visit to the Qingchengshan High School in Dujiangyan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
PM keen to do business with China
David Cameron pictured meeting Chinese president Hu Jintao on his first visit to China as prime minister on a trip earlier this year As David Cameron prepares to fly to China for his second visit as Prime Minister, aides are billing the trip as a chance to show he has "turned a page" in relations with Beijing, which went into deep freeze after he ... (more)
Silicon Alley Insider
Here's Why People Are Calling Chinese President Xi Jingping A Mao-Style Authoritarian
The crackdown on corruption and Xi's emphasis on "mass line" - a leadership method created by Mao Zedong that calls for Party officials to forge stronger ties with the masses - has many wondering if Xi's presidency will see a re-emergence of Mao-era rules.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
South China Morning Post
Beijing's antigraft crackdown forces foreign firms to rethink business practices in China
Creating guanxi - relationships or connections - used to be a reliable way for multinational firms to break into the China market.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Globe and Mail
How Harper's foreign policy focus evolved from human rights to the 'almighty dollar'
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks towards China's President Hu Jintao prior to the first session of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Hanoi Vietnam on Nov. 18, 2006.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
China's Moon Rover Is Named 'Jade Rabbit'
A model of the moon rover Jade Rabbit displayed during the 15th China International Industry Fair in Shanghai on Nov. 5 China's moon rover has a name: Jade Rabbit .
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
Veteran Journalist Paul Mooney Explains Why He Thinks China Is A 'Thugocracy'
We recently spoke with veteran journalist Paul Mooney on being denied a journalist visa from the Chinese government after covering the country for the last 28 years .