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No more appeasement, West must push China to democracy

  • Mon, 05/19/2008 - 12:00

The West made a strategic error in adopting different approaches to the Soviet Union and communist China. Ronald Reagan identified the Soviet Union as an evil empire and accelerated the arms race with the Star Wars program, thus bogging down the Soviet Union's fragile economy, which led to its eventual defeat. At that time, China was still played as the "China card" to reinforce US strength against the "evil empire".

China is in a year of exposure, facing ultimate tests

  • Mon, 05/19/2008 - 12:00

The year 2008 has loomed without equal on China's horizon ever since the day in 2001 that it won the chance to host the Olympics Games and showcase its national transformation.

U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Globalization

  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 12:00

John D. Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State; Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC

China's Holistic Censorship Regime

  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 12:00

After the violence in Tibet began on March 14, it became very difficult within China to obtain outside information, even as there was a flood of uninformative content reiterating distilled talking points from the government.

A Communist-Made Disaster

  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 12:00

China's Communist Party has been receiving wide praise in the wake of Monday's devastating earthquake in Sichuan province. The 7.9 tremble may have killed as many as 50,000. There are an estimated 26,000 more Chinese still buried in the rubble.

For Talks to Succeed, China Must Admit to a Tibet Problem

  • Fri, 05/16/2008 - 12:00

China’s hard-line policy towards Tibet creates more problems than it solves. Beijing’s recent crackdown on Tibetan protesters has attracted condemnation from around the world, but did nothing to address the underlying problems in Tibet itself.

China's Other 'Forgotten People'

  • Fri, 05/16/2008 - 12:00

Last week, the Olympics flame finally reached its destination: China, which is to host this year's version of the Summer Games. The flame's global journey provided numerous occasions for opponents of the Chinese regime to vent their anger and frustration. The focus of the protests was Tibet, an autonomous region in the Himalayas, long regarded as the last bastion of Buddhism.

Tibet Only the Tip of The Iceberg

  • Wed, 05/14/2008 - 12:00

Given the endless attention in the past few issues to China’s human rights abuses as the summer Olympics in Beijing approach, I thought this photograph found in a German archive could spark further discussion about possible parallels between China today and Nazi Germany.

Broken Rings

  • Wed, 05/14/2008 - 12:00

Liu Qi, the former mayor of Beijing, stands at a modern podium in ancient Olympia before a crowd of international dignitaries, 1,000 armed police officers, a marching band and the eyes of the world.

Torch Song: Olympic Relay Strikes Varied Chords

  • Mon, 05/12/2008 - 12:00

Was China's Olympic-torch relay around the world a miserable failure or a surprising success?