Should China Support Russia in the Ukraine?
Alexander Pantsov, Alexander Lukin, Sergei ZamascikovAlexander V. Pantsov: The Chinese Communist Party leadership has always maintained: “China believes in non-interference in internal affairs.” In the current Ukrainian situation it is the most we can expect from the P.R.C. because it is not able to lean...
|History, Law, Media, Military, Politics||1 day 13 hours ago|
A Racist Farewell to Outgoing U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke
Kaiser Kuo, Hyeon-Ju Rho, Sidney Rittenberg, Andrew Nathan, Chen Weihua, Shen Dingli, Robert Kapp, Donald ClarkeReacting to departing U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke’s February 27 farewell news conference in Beijing, the state-run China News Service published a critique by Wang Ping that called Ambassador Locke a “banana.” —The EditorsKaiser Kuo: Banana or Twinkie...
|Media, Politics, Society||2 days 7 hours ago|
How Responsible Are Americans for China’s Pollution Problem?
David Vance Wagner, Alex Wang, Elizabeth Economy, Isabel Hilton, Michael Zhao, Veerabhadran RamanathanDavid Vance Wagner: China’s latest “airpocalypse” has again sent air pollution in Beijing soaring to hazardous levels for days straight. Though the Chinese government has made admirable progress recently at confronting the long-term air pollution crisis...
|Environment, Politics||1 week 3 days ago|
What Can the Dalai Lama’s White House Visit Actually Accomplish?
Isabel Hilton, Donald Clarke, Robert Thurman, Matteo Mecacci, Vincent Ni, Edward FriedmanOn February 21, the Dalai Lama visited United States President Barack Obama in the White House over the objections of the Chinese government. Beijing labels the exiled spiritual leader a "wolf in sheep's clothing" who seeks to use violence to free Tibet...
|Business, Media, Politics, Religion||1 week 3 days ago|
Are Ethnic Tensions on the Rise in China?
Enze Han, James Palmer, Robert Barnett, Nicholas Bequelin, James Millward, Rachel Harris, James Leibold, Uradyn Bulag, Nathan Hill, Elliot Sperling, Tsering Shakya, Emily Ting YehOn December 31, President Xi Jinping appeared on CCTV and extended his “New Year’s wishes to Chinese of all ethnic groups.” On January 15, Beijing officials detained Ilham Tohti, a leading Uighur economist and subsequently accused him of “separtist...
|History, Law, Politics, Religion, Rural Life||3 weeks 3 days ago|
What Should the U.S. Do about China’s Barring Foreign Reporters?
Nicholas Lemann, Michel Hockx, Winston Lord, Matt Schiavenza, James Fallows, David Schlesinger, Paul Mooney, Orville Schell, Arthur WaldronLast week, the White House said it was “very disappointed” in China for denying a visa to another journalist working for The New York Times in Beijing, forcing him to leave the country after eight years. What else should the U.S. government do? How...
|Business, History, Law, Media, Politics||3 weeks 6 days ago|
Time to Escalate? Should the U.S. Make China Uncomfortable?
The Editors, Edward Friedman, Geoff Dyer, John Delury, Taisu Zhang, Elbridge Colby and Ely RatnerHow should the United States respond to China’s new level of assertiveness in the Asia Pacific? In the past few months as Beijing has stepped up territorial claims around China's maritime borders—and in the skies above them—the Obama administration has...
|Law, Military, Politics||1 month 5 days ago|
China’s Offshore Leaks: So What?
Paul Gillis, Robert KappTwo recent stories by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists detailed China’s elite funneling money out of China to tax havens in the Caribbean. We asked contributors to weigh the impact of the revelations.—The Editors
|Business, Economy, Law, Media, Politics||1 month 1 week ago|
Why Is China Purging Its Former Top Security Chief, Zhou Yongkang?
Pin Ho, Richard McGregorPin Ho:[Zhou Yongkang’s downfall] is the second chapter of the “Bo Xilai Drama”—a drama begun at the 18th Party Congress. The Party’s power transition has been secret and has lacked convincing procedure. This [lack of transparency] has triggered...
|Law, Politics||2 months 3 weeks ago|
Will China Shut Out the Foreign Press?
The Editors, Winston Lord, Paul Mooney, Ron Javers, Bill Bishop, Andrew Nathan, Perry Link, Jeremy Goldkorn, Chen Weihua, Orville SchellSome two dozen journalists employed by The New York Times and Bloomberg News have not yet received the visas they need to continue to report and live in China after the end of this year. Without them, they will effectively be expelled from the country....
|Business, Education, Media, Politics||3 months 13 hours ago|