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Dec 11, 2010

Maybe, with hindsight, China would have done things differently.

Dec 9, 2010

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to jailed Chinese pro-democracy dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Dec 9, 2010

Why Beijing is promoting a world-wide rejection of postwar international norms.

Dec 6, 2010

Hope dims that you will join peace-loving governments around the world by allowing Liu Xia to travel to Oslo this week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of her husband, Liu Xiaobo.

Dec 6, 2010

An editorial published on October 15, 2010, by the Communist Party controlled “Global Times” said:  “China has changed a lot. In the future it will continue to adopt gradualism to bring about changes. No force can compel the nation to change what cannot be changed at the moment….. 

Dec 3, 2010

Stepping into the Korean War (1950-53) to help North Korea, China’s communist leader Mao Zedong compared the relationship between the two countries to ``lips and teeth’’ _ if the lips are gone, the teeth would shiver in the cold.

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?

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