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WASHINGTON—For the last 13 years, Gao Weiwei has come to Washington to remember her late sister, Gao Rongrong, who was severely tortured for her faith... [Read More]
Despite the country's burgeoning military budget, China has not fought a war since 1979. But that hasn't stopped Chinese weapons from seeing extensive use in... [Read More]
News analysis Wielding wealth and industrial might second only to the United States, the Chinese regime has employed imagery of the ancient Silk Road as... [Read More]
For years, Chinese companies leveraged favorable exchange rates, cheap labor, thin environmental regulations, and other advantages to attract U.S. capital and technology in exchange for... [Read More]
In China's heavily controlled media environment, state mouthpieces such as Xinhua and China Central Television indoctrinate audiences with the Party line. A formidable bureaucracy of... [Read More]
The sudden and largely peaceful collapse of Soviet communism between 1989 and 1991 is lauded as one of the great political achievements in recent history.... [Read More]
Prospects for an amicable resolution to the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile crisis faded on July 4, when Pyongyang launched its latest Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile. Dictator... [Read More]
Prospects for an amicable resolution to the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile crisis faded on July 4, when Pyongyang launched its latest Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile. Dictator... [Read More]
In an ostensible promotion, the popular coach of China's most prestigious ping-pong team lost his job to become one of 19 vice-presidents in the national... [Read More]
New U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad, recently confirmed for his post and soon to move to Beijing, has said that he intends to make... [Read More]
Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, and James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, appeared in a joint press conference in Washington, on June 21, after meeting with... [Read More]
In a tweet posted in the afternoon of June 20, U.S. President Donald Trump said that China and its leader Xi Jinping had "tried"—but failed—to... [Read More]
In a tweet posted in the afternoon of June 20, U.S. President Donald Trump said that China and its leader Xi Jinping had "tried"—but failed—to... [Read More]
The last acceptable words of praise for communist China's founding dictator Mao Zedong, it seems, are of the sociological persuasion. "Women hold up half... [Read More]
Twenty-eight years ago, China—along with the Soviet bloc—seemed on the cusp of political change. Beginning with college students and university staff aroun... [Read More]
In August 1918, a woman shot and nearly killed Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as he toured a factory in Moscow. The assassin was Fanya Kaplan,... [Read More]
NEW YORK—For the better part of the 1990s, millions of Chinese gathered on a regular basis to do the slow-moving, meditative exercises of Falun Gong... [Read More]
Before the communist takeover in the 1917 October Revolution, Russia's economy was the fifth-largest in the world and the nation was steadily modernizing. ... [Read More]
Responding to North Korea's recent missile test, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated that the United States was willing to act to contain the... [Read More]
Responding to North Korea's recent missile test, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated that the United States was willing to act to contain the... [Read More]
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