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Aug 31, 2006

The Coming Collapse of China, my book, predicts the fall of the Chinese Communist Party by the end of this decade. We are now at the halfway point between its publication in 2001 and that time. So is China's leading political organization on schedule for a fall?

Aug 29, 2006


Devotional chants ring out all around me. The walls of this ancient mosque resonate in harmony with these chants, rewarding the hundreds of people deep in prayer with an atmosphere of surreal calm.

Aug 28, 2006

     On May 10, 1869, a hastily arranged, Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah, marked the opening of the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States that connects the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.

Aug 28, 2006

With the Chinese government promising foreign journalists unprecedented freedom in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games, the trials of Zhao Yan and Ching Cheong serve as a reminder of the reality on the ground.

Aug 23, 2006

Few views of China's spectacular economic growth could be more impressive than the one offered by the property company Tomson Riviera in Shanghai.

Aug 22, 2006

As the Olympics near, Beijing is ever more concerned to check the Dalai Lama's influence

Aug 22, 2006

It was cruel irony that the tragic killing of a Japanese fisherman by Russian security forces in the disputed Northern Territories took place just as a group of Japanese and Russian scholars and former government officials were meeting with a group of Alanders to discuss possible creative solutions to this long-standing territorial dispute.

Aug 21, 2006

China’s latest United Nations veto threat should convince even the most generous diplomat that Beijing is part of the problem in North Korea, not a “partner in a solution. If it ever hopes to get a solution, Washington should now make Beijing’s policy toward North Korea a vital test of China’s ability and desire to be a “responsible stakeholder in the international system.

Aug 17, 2006

I'd never planned to fly in China.Flying here was for the seasoned masochist, or those with a goal of a nervous breakdown. But there I was, stuffed knees to chest, within the ridiculously scant space of a Chinese airliner.

Aug 14, 2006

he Nation -- What do Nelson Mandela, Michael Collins, Archbishop Makarios, Menachim Begin, Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Shamir, Eamon DeValera and Jomo Kenyatta have in common? 

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