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Central Asia: on the Silk Road

  • Tue, 07/24/2012 - 16:57

Diana Preston travels 4,500 miles on the ancient trade routes across the mountains and deserts of Central Asia .

Scandal, economy, unrest mar China's leader change

  • Sun, 07/22/2012 - 23:16

China's once-a-decade political transition coming this fall seems devoid of drama on the surface

After Veto, What China Can Still Do To Ease Assad Out

  • Fri, 07/20/2012 - 08:04

China's Syria veto at the Security Council was no surprise. Richard Weitz looks at what Beijing might still be willing to do.

China’s Afghan Game Plan

  • Wed, 07/18/2012 - 20:36

In his latest book, On China, Henry Kissinger uses the traditional intellectual games favored by China and the West – weiqi and chess – as a way to reveal their differing attitudes toward international power politics.

As China Talks of Change, Fear Rises on the Risks

  • Wed, 07/18/2012 - 20:34

A heavyweight crowd gathered last October for a banquet in Beijing’s tallest skyscraper.

How the West shaped China's hidden battle of ideas

  • Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:14

A battle of ideas is under way in China before a Communist Party Congress in the autumn that will appoint a new generation of leaders.

Tibet's Self Murder: Tragedy or Transformation?

  • Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:11

The charred, bodily remains of many self-immolators have been unceremoniously disposed of by local Chinese police, according to reports.

Cultural genocide behind self-immolation

  • Mon, 06/25/2012 - 00:00

The Chinese government must not "eliminate individualism" but instead encourage diversity of religion, culture and language, the Dalai Lama,

The Logic of China’s Korea Policy

  • Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

Many U.S. and South Korean analysts have become increasingly frustrated, indeed annoyed, by China’s policy toward North Korea.

China's forgotten famine

  • Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

The Chinese government does not like to talk about certain parts of its past - like the worst-ever famine caused by man.