After 1 Year, Zhou Yongkang Investigators Have Yet to Find Evidence of Corruption

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Zhou Yongkang

BEIJING — It has been nearly a year since authorities began investigating Zhou Yongkang on charges of corruption and abuse of power, yet investigators have turned up nothing that could incriminate the former security chief.

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Journalist Gets Three Sentences into Report Before Mentioning Tiananmen

Friday, June 6, 2014
Photo © Colin Strain from Flickr

BEIJING — In what is being hailed as a world first for a foreign correspondent in Beijing, BBC economics reporter Margaret Pickle managed to avoid mentioning the Tiananmen crackdown of 1989 until halfway through the opening paragraph of a report on China’s debt relief program in Africa.

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China Celebrates 25th Anniversary of PLA Victory over Counter-Revolutionary Students

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tiananmen Day Parade

BEIJING — Spirits are high in Beijing as the city celebrates the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Day, a holiday commemorating the miraculous victory of the People’s Liberation Army over a student-led coalition of counter-revolutionaries threatening to destroy the country.

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China’s Contingency Plans in the Event of North Korean Collapse

Monday, May 12, 2014
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A leaked document allegedly written by the People’s Liberation Army contains details about what China would do in the event North Korea collapses. Here are several of China’s contingency plans: Identify the hostile foreign…

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Justin Bieber Delays Release of Hideki Tojo Tribute Album Amid Controversy

Friday, April 25, 2014
Justin Bieber

BEIJING — In the wake of his controversial visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, Justin Bieber announced Wednesday that he would delay the release of his upcoming tribute album for former Prime Minister of Japan and convicted Class-A war criminal Hideki Tojo.

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Max Baucus Still Standing in Local Starbucks, Waiting for Someone to Notice

Friday, March 21, 2014
Max Baucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to several eyewitnesses, incoming U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus was, as of this morning, still standing in line at a local Starbucks, waiting for someone to take a picture of him and upload it to the Chinese Internet.

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Female Participation Soars to 7% at 2014 National People’s Congress

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
CPPCC delegates

BEIJING — This year’s National People’s Congress made history as over 7% of the deputies were women, a 2% increase on 2008. The 213 female deputies represent the highest level of female participation in Chinese political history, with the exception of 1993 when the all-female staff of tea refillers was included in the statistics.

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Uneasy Silence Hangs over Old Peking as Politburo Rides out of Town

Monday, March 17, 2014
Old Peking

BEIJING — Announcing that “there’s more folks needing our help out yonder,” Wang “The East is Red” Qishan, the most infamous member of the Politburo Posse, mounted his horse and lit out for parts unknown, sources confirmed Sunday.

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China Applauds Russia’s Interference in Another Country’s Internal Affairs

Friday, March 7, 2014
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BEIJING — The Chinese government lauded Russia for its “heroic and timely” intervention in Crimea this week, calling it “a bold measure to bring stability to a troubled peninsula.”

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Man I Love House of Cards

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Bo Xilai

by Bo Xilai

I’ve had the chance to watch a lot of television in the past two years and I have to say that besides Two Broke Girls, the American political drama House of Cards is without a doubt the best show on television.

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