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Chinese Gardens Inspired by Beautiful Teachings

In China, the philosophies of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism have dominated imperial and public life for thousands of years. With a focus on a simplistic, moral life, these ideals have…

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Scholars: Communism, Not China, Is the Enemy

A July 3 open letter addressed to President Donald Trump and Congress has fuelled public debate about the methods and goals of Washington’s standing policies toward China. 

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China 30 Years After the Tiananmen Protests

China’s 10-year experiment with political reforms came to a head in the early months of 1989, when thousands came out to commemorate the death of Hu Yaobang, the ousted general…

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Communist China’s Dominance Is a Hyped Myth

Many experts have been predicting China’s rise as a leading global superpower in the coming decades. But a look into the fundamentals of Chinese society shows that such projections are…

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‘The Shanghai Friendship Store’ (Part 2)

The following excerpt (Part 2) is from the novel The Shanghai Friendship Store* by Susan Ruel and is a continuation of the previous article (Part 1). The novel chronicles the experiences of…

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China to Provide Investment Education in Schools

Chinese school students will soon be discussing stock markets and trading opportunities as the government has apparently decided to make investment education a part of the curriculum. The subject will…

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Is Beijing Getting Ready to Tackle a Nationwide Crisis?

In recent years, China’s communist government has been getting more repressive, with expanding surveillance and Internet censorship, and the rapid construction of concentration camps for ethnic and religious minorities. All…