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Dec 3, 2010

In recent weeks, there has been growing discussion about China’s internal political situation. Most tantalizing to the American press was Premier Wen Jiabao’s comments about the desirability of Chinese political reform.

Dec 1, 2010

I still remember a question on one of the numerous physics tests I took in a middle school in China. “How many people of Chinese descent have been awarded a Nobel Prize?”

Dec 1, 2010

As someone who has seen firsthand China’s progress over the last two decades, I have been deeply disappointed in Beijing’s treatment of Liu Xiaobo since he won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

Dec 1, 2010

While secrets from WikiLeaks were splashed all over the American newspapers, I couldn’t help but wonder: What if China had a WikiLeaker and we could see what its embassy in Washington was reporting about America?

Nov 29, 2010

The biggest obstacle to China becoming the world’s No. 1 economy is China.

Nov 29, 2010

China's recent passive-aggressive behavior on the world stage is unfortunate but not unexpected. President Obama is handling the PRC's non-collaboration with great skill and savvy.

Nov 23, 2010

A recent U.S. government report repeated what Internet security experts have been saying for a long time; China is using the Internet for espionage and more aggressive actions to silence those who criticize or embarrass the Chinese government.

Nov 22, 2010

Nobody expected China's repressive government to applaud when pro-democracy dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize last month.

Nov 19, 2010

Beijing’s vitriolic response to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel peace prize award has highlighted the ruling Communist Party’s refusal to brook any dissent, even from advocates of peaceful, evolutionary reform. 

Nov 19, 2010

From the authoritarian’s perspective, internal dissidents are easy to deal with – put them in jail, have them disappeared, exiled, or executed. It is not so easy to silence the prestigious Nobel committee, however, let alone the international community. Of course, that is exactly why Professor Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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