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Famous Chinese Sex Scholar Announces Relationship with Transgender Man

Over the past 30 years, Chinese society has undergone an evolution in traditional morality perhaps as rapid and unsettling as its economic boom. Yet sexual ...

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After Sentencing for ‘Separatism,’ Finding the Humans Behind the Bars

In a recent speech lamenting the harassment of civil society activism around the globe, President Barack Obama singled out just two examples from China. He ...


What Must China and Japan Do to Get Along in 2015?

It will take more than just an awkward handshake.


Not Everything Is Chugging Along Smoothly for China's International Rail Expansion

The railroad barons of China made their largest overseas deal ever on Nov. 19, signing a $12 billion contract with the government of Nigeria to ...


China’s First Great Tiger Hunt

What Chairman Mao's takedown of the "King of the Northeast" tells us about Xi Jinping's purges.

Shadow Government

Asia’s Pivot to Asia

Much has been made of the intensifying strategic competition between the United States and China, with Beijing working to edge America out of its Asian ...


China Wins Again in Fight Against Dalai Lama

Pope Francis is more than a religious leader -- he’s also a politician. And that’s led him to controversially deny an audience to the Dalai ...

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Why Is a Colbert Report Bit About Obamacare Going Viral in China?

Reaction to the Obamacare skit says more about Chinese politics than it does about America.

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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