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Dec 1, 2009

In all the recent controversy over racism in China--focused on 20-year-old Shanghai pop singer Lou Jing, whose mother is Chinese and father is African-American--people forgot to mention how the Chinese bureaucracy itself encourages citizens to classify themselves by race.

Dec 1, 2009

Matthew Teague's December 2009 National Geographic article, "The Other Tibet," should be considered must-reading for anyone interested in understanding modern China

Nov 29, 2009

Obama had little negotiation space on his Asia trip, yet China could not score

Nov 29, 2009

FORMER military chief Peter Cosgrove referred to China, in the recent Boyer lectures, as the Middle Kingdom - a title often used for the country by English-speaking politicians and businesspeople, frequently in an awed tone of reverence.

Nov 24, 2009

If you have been following what America's right-wing bloggers and radio talk-show hosts have been saying about President Barack Obama's just-concluded trip to the Asia-Pacific, you would be under the impression that Obama was not treated by officials in that region as the leader of the world's only remaining superpower and the largest and most advanced economy.

Nov 22, 2009

President Obama's China trip may have proved to be a mere lesson in rhetoric.

Nov 22, 2009

For readers not familiar with this dateline, it lies southwest of Hankook and southeast of Xizhang. One of those is a place where people guard their identity most tenaciously.

Nov 18, 2009

While no breakthroughs came out of the Barack Obama-Hu Jintao summit meeting, the U.S. president’s maiden trip to China will go down in history as a pivotal event in the relations between the two most powerful countries of the 21st century.

Nov 12, 2009

India, argues Bharat Verma, needs to aggressively counter China's imperial ambitions.

Nov 12, 2009

A few hundred of us human rights protestors rallied outside of the Chinese Embassy earlier this year. It was actually toward the end of April and I was in Washington D.C.

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