Can China Live Up to Chen?
Activist Chen Guangcheng has given a nuanced, optimistic account of China’s future. Can its leaders follow suit?
China’s Thuggish Para-Police
The chengguan urban management officers are meant to enforce non-criminal administrative regulations. Numerous cases of beatings and illegal detention suggest it’s time to rein them in.
Sign of the Times in Beijing?
The expulsion of an Al Jazeera journalist from China suggests real insecurity among the country’s leaders.
China's Little Dutch Boy
China’s censors have been working overtime recently. But they are likely to be fighting a losing battle.
Beware of Chinese Jingoism
Keen to shift attention from home, China’s leaders may be tempted to stoke nationalism in the media. It’s risky.
The Week in Asia
Chen Guancheng’s quest to leave China, China bears, a Pakistani missile test and the country’s improving ties with India feature in this week’s news roundup.
South China Sea Spat goes Cyber
As the dispute between China and the Philippines rumbles on, Chinese cyber warriors are taking up the cause.
U.S.-China Ties Survive Stress Test
Despite a series of diplomatic challenges, relations between the U.S. and China have remained productive. Personal diplomacy is paying dividends.
Chen and the Real Trust Gap
The U.S. must avoid high-level interventions into China’s domestic politics. But human rights can’t be ignored.
Chen Exposes Communist Goliath
The case of Chen Guangcheng has exposed how fragile the Chinese Communist Party’s control may be. The incompetence of its repressive apparatus has been exposed.
Two Cheers for Hu and Obama
The deal over the Chen Guangcheng case may have been messy. But despite criticism, it was a good result.
Beijing Under Siege?
Beijing is faced with a raft of policy challenges. What will the current leadership leave for the next this year?