Friday, October 26, 2012
Facebook is blocked in China –but that hasn’t prevented homegrown Facebook knock-off sites from sprouting. And even on China’s fake Facebooks, real conversations about politics and culture are occurring every day. Jeremy Goldkorn, who monitors Chinese media at his website, talks to Bob about life on China's fake Facebooks.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
During the presidential debates both President Obama and Mitt Romney have spoken about global competitiveness and America's resurgence in producing goods. But Vivek Wadhwa says it will take more than manufacturing jobs to keep pace with China — and that the candidates' political focus is misplaced.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
On November 8, just two days after Election Day in the United States, the Chinese Community Party will undergo its own leadership transition, at the 2012 Party Congress. China has figured prominently into the 2012 presidential election, but how much do we understand about the nation of 1.3 billion people?
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Eric Jay Dolin traces the United States’ fraught relationship with China back to its roots in the 19th-century. In When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail, Dolin tells an epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.
Monday, October 08, 2012
Business as usual just got more difficult with China. The House Intelligence Committee will formally call for the ban of two giant Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE, from operating in the U.S. market.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Pankaj Mishra tells the stories of the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world. In From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia Mishra explores the lives and work of Tagore, Gandhi, and later Nehru in India; Liang Qichao and Sun Yatsen in China; Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim in the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Historian Odd Arne Westad traces China’s foreign affairs over the past 250 years, identifying the forces that will likely determine the country’s future. In Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750, Westad makes the case that China’s success will ultimately hinge on its ability to engage with potential international partners while simultaneously safeguarding its own strength and stability.
Monday, August 20, 2012
A dispute over a chain of uninhabited islands known as the Diaoyu in China and the Senkakus in Japan has lead to rising tensions between the two countries. The New York Times reports groups of protesters in China number in the tens of thousands.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
A trial began today in China that will prove to be the most politically importance since the prosecution of the Gang of Four in Beijing in the 1980s. The wife of ousted Communist Party official Bo Xilai is being tried for the murder of a British businessman.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Is there too much Olympic fever in China? The country leads the Olympic medal count in London, but in the wake of last week's badminton scandal about throwing individual matches, and the country's horrified response to hurdler Liu Xiang's fall today, there's an internal debate going on about whether China is overly-obsessed with gold medals.