| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:01 PM
What Xi Jinping has accomplished over the past year doesn't look like an old-fashioned Communist Party putsch. There aren't red banners in the streets or blaring loudspeakers. But Chinese and Western analysts agree that Xi has achieved a remarkable...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:22 PM
"They say, 'Tony, you're so crazy.' Yes, I am."
You heard it from Tony Hu himself, chieftain of Chinatown. Something's off in his bitter melon. A sane businessman wouldn't open seven restaurants within a half-square-mile area, yet here we are, an...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Since President Richard Nixon's visit to China in February 1972, American presidents have hoped that building personal rapport with Chinese leaders would strengthen bilateral ties and win political points at home.
While Nixon's trip was a diplomatic...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The Internet is changing how leaders talk. Leaders from Rome to Beijing and beyond are helping usher in a new era of plain speaking. But American leaders are lagging behind, stuck in old patterns of windy and obfuscatory speech.
Around the globe, what's...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 4:42 PM
BEIJING — The Chinese leadership is hyping a Communist Party meeting that began Saturday as the greatest financial rethink since leader Deng Xiaoping launched China's economic revolution in the late 1970s.
In keeping with past patterns, the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:17 PM
There is intense focus on Beijing this week, as the plenary meeting of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee, which includes President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, concludes after a series of discussions on economic reforms designed to...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:16 PM
BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
BEIJING -- Vice President Joseph Biden arrived Wednesday in Beijing, hoping to use his past acquaintance with President Xi Jinping to smooth over some major hitches in U.S.-China relations.
Overshadowing their meeting has been the showdown over China&...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:53 PM
As Election Day approaches, it's useful to look at the murky political transition taking place this month in China. It's a reminder of the benefits of America's sometimes chaotic democracy.
The Chinese are facing a once-in-a-decade political shift as...
| Aug 20, 2012
Legal experts are questioning the trial of Gu Kailai -- the wife of a former Chinese Politburo member -- who was given a suspended death sentence for poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood....
| Aug 10, 2012
BEIJING -- The flamboyant police official who blew the whistle on China’s most sensational murder case by fleeing to a U.S. consulate appears headed for prosecution himself. Four underlings of the police official, Wang Lijun, went on trial Friday on...