Fei Wang

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Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter

For most of the past half century, China has avoided a full accounting for one of the darkest chapters of its recent history: the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976.<p>During that time, Chairman Mao Zedong's shock troops — Communist youth known as Red Guards — persecuted, tortured or even killed …

Japan hits back at China over Voldemort comparisons

Both sides have now likened each other to Harry Potter villain in diplomatic row played out in articles in British press<p>A week after a Chinese envoy compared Japan to Lord Voldemort, Japan's ambassador to Britain has also invoked Harry Potter's arch-enemy to accuse Beijing of raising tensions amid …

China's misunderstood soft power

There was a time when China had more success convincing the world that it is serious about building its "soft power". It opened news bureaus in prime locations in world-class metropolises, vowing to establish a global media brand that rivals BBC and Al Jazeera. It dispatched thousands of teachers …

US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

Incident which saw USS Cowpens have to take evasive action arose with the US ship operating near China's only aircraft carrier at a time of heightened tensions in the region<p>A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last …

Shanghai's Air Pollution Today Was Literally Off the Charts

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There’s long been a rivalry between China’s two best-known cities, Shanghai and Beijing, ranging …