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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 05:  Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the opening of the 3rd Session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2015 in Beijing, China. The government work report presented:  the main targets of economic and social development; a projected 2015 GDP growth of about 7 percent; and consumer prices rising about 3 percent.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Don’t Call it the New Chinese Global Order (Yet)

The United States has many strengths. The question is how many it will squander in coming years.

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I Was Rescued from a Chinese Orphanage. My Friend Wasn’t.

We were both disabled by polio, but I was adopted by Americans. Returning to China 10 years later showed how sharply our destinies had diverged.

YINCHUAN, CHINA:  Sunlight relfected through the ornate window lattices falls on the famed carpets of Ningxia as Hui Chinese Muslims attend afternoon prayers at Yinchaun Central Mosque, 03 September 2004, in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous region, where one-third of the population are Hui.  The Hui Chinese Muslims are descended from Arab and Persian traders who settled in China centuries ago, gradually inter-marrying and assimilating with Han Chinese, yet maintaining their practice of Islam.   AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN  (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Meet China’s State-Approved Muslims

Adapting to Beijing's dictates has allowed Hui Islam to survive. But true believers say it's losing its soul.

China top communist leader, Chairman of Communist Party (CCP) and President of the Republic Mao Zedong smiles during his holidays in 1961 in Lushan Moutain. Chinese official agency distributed this picture in September 1976 after Mao's death with a title: "Great leader Chairman Mao will live forever in our hearts".     CHINA OUT / AFP / XINHUA        (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

Mao the Man, Mao the God

Communist China's founding father died forty years ago. His country still struggles with his legacy.

Travis Kalanick, CEO of the global ridesharing service Uber, smiles as he attends a press conference in Beijing on January 11, 2016.  Uber launched in China in February, 2014 and is active in 21 cities there, with plans to be in 100 cities within a year.      AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO / AFP / WANG ZHAO        (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

Was Uber’s China Exit a Failure or a Success?

For internet companies in China, the line between winning and losing has grown fuzzy.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How Should the Republican Party Approach China Policy?

Much of the answer has to do with how to handle The Donald.

TO GO WITH China-politics-Internet,FEATURE by Pascale Trouillaud  
This photo taken on May 11, 2011 shows a Chinese young woman surfing the net at an Internet bar in Beijing. China, which employs an army of censors to police the Internet, has also deployed legions of "web commentators" to get the government's message out -- in a crafty but effective way.     AFP PHOTO / GOU Yige (Photo credit should read GOU YIGE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Grim Future for Chinese Web Freedom

The unexpected departure of China's censorship evangelist is unlikely to bring about more relaxed policies towards online speech.

Chinese exchange student Jason Chai next to a Chinese flag that sits amongst US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University who placed nearly 3000 flags in the ground to honor each victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks in Malibu on September 9, 2014.          AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Graduation Season. Time to Go Back to China?

After years Stateside, many Chinese students find it hard to choose between vastly different countries.

HONG KONG, CHINA:  A Bank of China teller shows 100 renminbi (yuan) notes at its headquarters in Hong Kong, 25 February 2004.  The Bank of China (BOC) along with other local banks started offering to its customers transact business in yuan currency, a move seen as a step forward to consolidating two economies namely Hong Kong and the mainland.     AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE  (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

What the Panama Papers Mean for China’s Leadership

Relatives of Chinese elites have concealed assets abroad. But that’s likely no surprise to China’s anti-corruption watchdogs.

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