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At the Xinhua gate next to the main entrance of the Forbidden City, this golden sculpture of characters"We serve the people" is very eye-catching. Any government or political party must put up a banner of this kind and the rights of the people be...
I recently returned from a weeklong trip to China, specifically Shanghai and Nanjing. In Shanghai, I met with a group of forty of the top China economists, mostly from major Chinese banks and brokers, at an annual event called...
More than three decades after pledging to “reform and open up,” there are few signs the Chinese Communist Party intends to change its authoritarian posture. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who will remain in power until 2022...
Left-behind children in China (留守儿童) is the phenomenon of parents from the country's rural areas leaving their children when they move to urban areas to seek work. Children are left in the care of relatives such as grandparents, family...
By Everett Rosenfeld China has a debt problem, and it's likely much worse than most statistics demonstrate. Recent reports point to an ongoing effort by Beijing to tightly control the prevailing storyline about its economy, including recent revelations about the central...
On balance, global views of China are positive, although ratings for the Asian power vary significantly across nations and regions. Similarly, China’s growing economic might is generally seen as a good thing in most of the countries surveyed. However,...
By Grace Li | HONG KONG Chinese travel far and wide to join their families for the Lunar New Year holiday, but for 60-year-old Xie, whose only child died seven years ago, China's biggest holiday is a reminder that she...
By Jennifer Duggan Shanghai, China - This country's economic boom has lifted millions of its citizens out of poverty and led to predictions it will become the world's largest economic power by 2030. However, while China's GDP has increased, so has the...
FOR YEARS it has been a commonplace among those who watch China—and among those who lead it—that growing inequality is one of the greatest threats to the nation’s continued growth, development and stability. Nearly three years ago the premier,...
September 29, 2010|By Megan K. Stack, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Lizhuang, China — This is a village of empty rooms, children left behind and frail grandparents who struggle to hold it all together. Most of the able-bodied adults have...
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Seven myths about China

We are on the cusp of serious ­debates about the implications for Australia and the whole Asia-Pacific world of the vast increase in Chinese...

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