Deng Xiaoping

Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that …

World Politics

China's Class of 1977: I took an exam that changed China

Yuwen Wu in 1978, the year she enrolled at Peking University<p><b>Forty years ago China reinstated its all-important college entrance exam after a gap of more than a decade when the country was plunged into the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. More than five million people sat the exams in the hope of</b> …

China

Xi Jinping in 2017: The World’s Luckiest Man

Xi Jinping's political dominance owes a great deal to factors completely beyond his control.

China

​China's dream and the human dream

John Ross, senior fellow with the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, speaks at the Seventh World Forum on China …

China

China's Mao Zedong "Seemed to Welcome a Nuclear Holocaust"

North Korea’s July 4 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has forced Americans to confront a possibility that was once unthinkable: …

North Korea

How China’s “sharp power” is muting criticism abroad

OVER the past year Australia has been gripped by a tale of suspicion, subversion and spooks. In the latest chapter Sam Dastyari, a Labor Party …

China

China Is Still Angry Over the Last Taiwan Crisis (And Its Military Is Ready)

<b>By J. Michael Cole</b><p>Twenty-one years, as Taiwanese were readying to hold their country’s first direct presidential election later in March, China …

China

Why India and China’s border disputes are so difficult to resolve

What is commonly referred to as the “border dispute” between India and China manifests itself in two distinct and separate areas of contention.<p>One is …

News (China)

Reality Check: In China, Reforms Create New Winners and Losers

In China, Reforms Create New Winners and Losers<p>Dec 13, 2017<p><b>By Matthew Massee</b><p>Change can be hard, even when it’s necessary. In China, where the …

China

Rising Tensions in Asia, Challenges in Europe

On the first day of 2017, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Pyongyang was preparing to launch its first intercontinental ballistic missile. “It won’t happen!” then-President-elect Donald Trump tweeted the next day.<p>After a springtime burst of North Korean missile tests, Mr. Kim delivered on his …

North Korea

China’s ‘new era’ presages a golden age — or risks chaos

Jeanne-Marie Gescher<p>December 12, 2017<p>China’s ‘new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics’ — the big new slogan unveiled at the 19th party …

China

The one big unanswered question in a magazine’s 20-year quest to chart China’s economy

When the <i>China Economic Quarterly</i> launched two decades ago, its readers were “a small group of business executives and nerds interested in a …

China

How can Carrie Lam accomplish her new mission of pushing Hongkongers to learn more about China’s Communist Party?

Not many people watch television nowadays, understandably – especially not state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) here in Hong Kong.<p>So it …

China

Political parties from developing world see CPC as source of inspiration

○ <i>Nearly 300 political parties from 120 countries assembled for three days in Beijing for dialogue and exchange</i><p>○ <i>Global representatives praised China's</i> …

China

China isn’t America’s rival — pinkie swear

Alex Brandon, Associated Press filePresident Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together on April 7 after their meetings at the …

China

Learning to trust: Lessons from Thailand, the US and China

Nick Bisley recently wrote in The Interpreter that mistrust between China and Australia is increasing. Could strategic trust between China and …

South-east Asia

Opinion

"It is painful to earn (only) 2 billion yuan ($302 million) a month," sighed Jack Ma, president of Alibaba, China's e-commerce giant, at a gathering …

News (China)

Colby Cosh: Why Trudeau got taken for a ride in China

My favourite part of the fair has always been the sideshow. And when it comes to Justin Trudeau’s official visit to China, the sideshow definitely …

China

Ready or not, China is here | Linda Jaivin

“I have a question.” A girl sitting at the back of the classroom raised her hand. When I lecture at mainland Chinese universities in film and …

China

Welcome to sex toy street: why a sleepy riverside town in China is rebranding itself as ‘Happy Town’

Sex toys are not the first things that spring to mind when visiting Yucheng, a sleepy, riverside town in the Yangtze River Delta, about an hour's …

China

China’s development model is autocratic and cannot be replicated in other countries

It seems that China’s leaders have now forsaken Deng Xiaoping’s advice to tao guang yang hui (keep a low profile). In declaring a ‘new era’ for China …

China

Actor Richard Gere: In Tibet, 'oppression cannot be tolerated'

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – Members of the House Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific met Wednesday to …

China

Does Shenzhen Dream of a Techno-Utopia?

Visitors to the Chinese city of Shenzhen looking for evidence of cultural innovation are often bemused by the city’s overt showcasing of the artificial — a full-scale replica of the Swiss ski resort Interlaken, a miniature Eiffel Tower in a theme park called Window on the World and Van Gogh copies …

China

Book looks ahead at a burgeoning China

Johannesburg - The book was three years of speeches – and a month’s worth of translation into English by a team of 20 – and this week it was unveiled …

China

Uganda: Museveni Defends Age Limit Amendment

President Yoweri Museveni, left, in discussion with the parliament’s legal affairs committee led by Oboth Oboth, second left.<p>Kampala — The presence …

Africa

What Chinese President Xi Jinping's Newfound Confidence Means For Canada

The setting must have looked familiar to Justin Trudeau as he returned to a gleaming state guesthouse in Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi …

China

Xi Jinping

China’s leader vies for global dominance<p>Sometimes things just seem to go your way. In 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping strengthened his hold over …

China

Neal Ascherson · Big Man Walking: Gorbachev’s Dispensation

There was a crowd round the iron stove at the end of the corridor. A dozen passengers pressed about the young uniformed conductress who normally gave …

Russia

Behind the Scenes of TIME's Person of the Year 2017

Each year, we begin the process of choosing the Person of the Year—this is the 91st time we have done so—with a late-September meeting of the staff. …

Matt Lauer

Is an all-powerful Xi and an emboldened China good for Southeast Asia? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Is China, under President Xi Jinping, Southeast Asia’s new hegemon?<p>Pundits like to compare President Xi to an emperor. Such talk has increased after …

China