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04.17.2014

Ai Weiwei’s Reach Draws New Yorkers’ Attention to Free Speech

Kim Wall

“Ai Weiwei retweeted me!” exclaimed a young blonde woman, laughing and waving her iPhone in the air with excitement.

Environment

04.16.2014

Ten Steps to Cleaner Air in China’s Cities

chinadialogue

Earlier this year, former San Francisco planning advisor Eugene Leong looked at the legacy of air pollution in San Francisco. Here he draws out ten key policy lessons for China’s leadership.

Caixin Media

04.15.2014

New Sichuan Petchem Plant on Shaky Ground

Caixin

A controversial petrochemical project in the southwestern province of Sichuan quietly went into operation in March, but questions about the China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) facility continue to linger.

Media

04.11.2014

Is Jesus Really Hotter Than Mao on China’s Social Media?

Tea Leaf Nation

It’s easier to talk about Jesus than Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on Weibo, China’s massive Twitter-like social media platform.

Postcard

04.09.2014

Sunflower Protestors Open Up

Chien-min Chung

On March 18 some 200 Taiwanese, mostly college students, stormed the offices of Taiwan’s legislature, beginning a protest over a propos

Viewpoint

04.09.2014

Why Taiwan’s Protestors Stuck It Out

John Tkacik

Some might say, “a half-million Taiwanese can’t be wrong.” That’s how many islanders descended upon their capital city, Taipei, on March 30

Books

04.09.2014

Poseidon

Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a Chinese freighter during routine exercises in 1931 off Weihaiwei. Thirty of its fifty-six-man crew scrambled out of the hatches as it went down.

Caixin Media

04.08.2014

Crimea Rattles the Chinese Dream

Caixin

At the Sochi Winter Olympics, President Xi Jinping professed his affection for Russian letters.

Blog

04.06.2014

Spy Vs. Spy: When is Cyberhacking Crossing the Line?

Vincent Ni, Chen Weihua, Andrew J. Nathan, Jerome A. Cohen

Vincent Ni: For a long time, Huawei has been accused by some American politicians of “spying on Americans for the Chinese government,” but their evidence has always been sketchy. They played on fear and possibility.

Environment

04.03.2014

China’s Air Pollution Reporting is Misleading

chinadialogue

China’s air pollution is being reported in a misleading way, blocking public understanding and enabling official inaction.

Media

04.02.2014

The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong

The Editors

Veteran Hong Kong political leaders Anson Chan and Martin Lee describe some of the core values—such as freedom of the press—that they seek to maintain as Beijing asserts greater control over the territory seventeen years after Britain ha

Media

04.02.2014

A Merkel, a Map, a Message to China?

Tea Leaf Nation, Rachel Lu

On March 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts.

Caixin Media

04.01.2014

Eviction by Arson: Land-Seizure Turns Deadly

Caixin

A village head and the boss of a building company were among the seven people arrested over an arson attack on a protest against a land seizure in Shandong Province in which one man died and three others were hurt.

Books

04.01.2014

The Contest of the Century

Geoff Dyer

From the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs—an inside account of

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