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09.30.2014

The Hong Kong Protests in Pictures

As thousands of people remain on the streets of Hong Kong, even after local police tried to disperse their protests with hoses and tear gas, here is a collection of images of how the protests—that are calling for greater democracy in Hong...

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09.29.2014

The Day that China Came to Hong Kong

Mark L. Clifford

Hong Kong’s massive protests should have surprised no one. A bitter debate over political reform split the city. Beijing’s high-handed diktats deepened the anger. Before the protests, the question was whether or not the vast majority of...

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09.29.2014

‘Against My Fear, I See That You Hope’

Denise Y. Ho

A week ago today I sat together with you outside the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s library, a teacher among other teachers, a university member beside students, 13,000 strong. The weeks before had felt quiet: at the three previous all-...

China Strikes Back!

Orville Schell

When Deng Xiaoping arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington in January 1979, his country was just emerging from a long revolutionary deep freeze. No one knew much about this 5-foot-tall Chinese leader. He had suddenly...

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09.29.2014

Chinese and U.S. Leaders Meet Through the Years

When the first U.S. President visited China, he was no longer president. Ulysses S. Grant traveled in Asia in 1879. The Qing empire was embroiled in a dispute with Japan over territorial claims to the Ryuku Islands and wanted the U.S. to...

Conversation

09.26.2014

Should the U.S. Cooperate with China on Terrorism?

Richard Bernstein, Ely Ratner, Jeffrey Payne, James Palmer, Fu Hualing

Richard Bernstein: Of course, they should.  But can they?  Since the attacks of Sept.

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09.26.2014

‘The China-U.S. Relationship is Basically Good’

Wu Jianmin

A few days ago, I was in Washington, D.C. for a conference. While there, I met some American friends. We had an interesting discussion about what seems to me to be a debate going on in the U.S. about China-U.S. relations: One side believes...

Environment

09.25.2014

New York Climate Summit Fails to Bridge Rich-Poor Divide

chinadialogue

India reiterated its need to develop, China listed the steps it was taking and the United States repeated that all countries should control greenhouse-gas emissions. Despite notable advances in many areas, the special climate summit...

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09.25.2014

How Bad Does the Air Pollution Have to Be Before You’d Wear a Face Mask?

Stephanie Ho

“Mommy, why don’t I wear a face mask?” asked my nine-year-old daughter Maggie nearly every day during the first few weeks of school. Two of her expat classmates had been in Beijing less than a year, but it seemed as if they wore theirs all...

Books

09.24.2014

A Chinaman’s Chance

From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese Americans are emerging...

Culture

09.23.2014

Contact Lenses

Vera Tollmann

Will we all become “Chinese?” International New York Times correspondent Didi Kirsten Tatlow ironically asked recently. The question plays both on our fears over China’s economic power and on reflections on the NSA files released by...

Caixin Media

09.22.2014

Nudging China Toward Governance Reform

Caixin

Three recent items of news deserve attention. First, revisions to the budget law were passed late last month. Second, in a speech this month marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the National People’s Congress, Party General...

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09.19.2014

“Daddy’s ‘Friends’ Are Actually Plainclothes Cops”

Zeng Jinyan

The essay that follows was written by Zeng Jinyan, whose husband, Hu Jia, has been prominently involved in activism around environmental issues, AIDS, and human rights in China over the past decade and a half and is a winner of the...

Conversation

09.19.2014

China and Climate Change: What’s Next?

Angel Hsu, Barbara A. Finamore

Climate Week at the United Nations General Assembly is upon us and we asked a group of experts to bring us up-to-date about the areas where progress on climate change looks most possible for China, now the world’s largest emitter of...

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09.18.2014

More Exploitation, More Happiness

Kevin Slaten

It was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in recent Chinese history. On August 2, a massive metal dust explosion killed 75 workers and injured another 186 at a factory in Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, that supplied wheels to General...

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