“My own China dream is more modest: to be viewed as a Chinese not just in my own mind but in the minds of my fellow Chinese,” a white man writes in an op-ed.
BEIJING -- Western thinkers should support China's effort to continue to build up a political meritocracy with democratic characteristics. What is the alternative?
China's leaders assert a very conservative vision of Chinese culture and history, which is self-serving and does a gross disservice to the country's rich, multifaceted traditions. Western commentators must be more careful to bear this in mind.
Chinese "big-character posters," or dazibao, are handwritten posters mounted on walls and published in papers or pamphlets
Clearly, The Analects of Confucius is for Xi's Chinese renaissance what The Little Red Book was for Mao's Cultural Revolution.
When it is impossible to trust the verdict of a legal system that is in thrall to its politics, we must seek other ways of interpreting its verdicts. We must see its verdicts as a sign of the times. When major changes in governance occur, a powerful woman usually gets offered up as a sacrifice.
Many international observers fail to appreciate that religion in China has never been treated as a matter of personal choice. It's hard to imagine that the current regime would suddenly start to view things differently.
Forms of Address. The Chinese say their surname first, as in Wang, John--the western version of John Wang. Err on the side
Less than 40 years ago in the Shaanxi province of north-central China, farmers accidentally unearthed fragments of what would become one of the world's greatest archaeological finds.
Getting in Shape to Watch the Olympic Games: A Five-Week Plan for the Intellectually Curious Mouse Potato
Assuming that people heading to Beijing have already been getting ready mentally, this regimen is for those who want to be informed consumers of Olympic broadcasts.