Commentary

Caesar in Beijing

  • Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:00

The Communist Party picks a fight with Christian churches.

Why China Fears Ai Weiwei

  • Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:00

Unlike most Chinese artists, entrepreneurs who pay little attention to politics, Ai Weiwei decided to challenge the Communist Party, says columnist Wenran Jiang

China's sunflower revolutionary

  • Fri, 04/15/2011 - 12:00

The grim news that Ai Weiwei, perhaps China's most famous contemporary artist, has been arrested and jailed -- his family and friends have not seen or heard from him since April 3 -- makes me think anew about Ai's 100 million hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds, now being exhibited at London's Tate Modern Gallery.

How Facebook can Fail in China in 5 Easy Steps (if They Copy MySpace)

  • Wed, 04/13/2011 - 12:00

Many foreign companies have had disastrous forays into China.  Dreams of billions of yuan from hundreds of millions of Chinese buying their products and services fizzle.  These companies wake up to a reality of huge losses and major organizational distractions.

3 reasons for Beijing's current campaign against dissent

  • Tue, 04/12/2011 - 12:00

With the arrest of one of China's most famous artists, Ai Weiwei, in early April, China's crackdown on domestic dissidents' movement has reached a new high.

Has the Communist Party Abandoned Reform?

  • Tue, 04/12/2011 - 12:00

On the surface, it certainly seems like China's Communist Party bosses have given up on reform. Nearly everywhere one looks here, the leadership in Beijing hammers away with hard-line politics, rebuffing even the half-chance of a challenge.

Analysis: Fear and swagger drive China's clampdown on dissent

  • Fri, 04/08/2011 - 12:00

China has shifted its clampdown on dissent up a gear with the detention of a world-renowned artist, Ai Weiwei, revealing a government at once insecure about its grip on power and yet unruffled by Western criticism of its heavy-handed rule.

Editorial: Power and prejudice

  • Fri, 04/08/2011 - 12:00

China cannot be a major global player yet expect immunity from censure

Crackdown in China

  • Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:00

It has taken the arrest of Ai Weiwei, one of China's best-known contemporary artists and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government, for the world to take notice that Beijing is in the midst of the largest crackdown on dissent in over a decade -- one that differs ominously in scope, tactics and aims from previous campaigns.

Weekly Standard: An Inconvenient Truth About China

  • Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:00

Did James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, utter an inconvenient truth last month when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that China presents the greatest "mortal threat" to the United States?

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