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Can China Live Up to Chen?
June 01, 2012

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
May 25, 2012

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?
May 18, 2012

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
May 16, 2012

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
May 15, 2012

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
May 14, 2012

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
May 11, 2012

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
May 11, 2012

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
May 10, 2012

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
May 08, 2012

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
May 08, 2012

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.

May 07, 2012

Beijing Under Siege?

Beijing is faced with a raft of policy challenges. What will the current leadership leave for the next this year?

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