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The Chinese Government Paints a New Picture of the Cultural Revolution
The decade-long Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was one of the Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong’s largest political campaigns. Mao mobilized throngs of youth into the fanatical Red Guards, terrorizing or killing millions of people while destroying...
The Fall of China’s Superstar Fan Bingbing
China’s top-paid actress Fan Bingbing has been completely absent from the public for over three months following accusations of tax evasion. On September 6, a report by the Chinese state-run Securities Daily confirmed that she...
The True Jade of He Bian
Jade has been valued since time immemorial in China for its beauty and purity. A well-known story recorded by the Legalist Chinese philosopher Han Fei Zi alludes to these qualities as it tells of the...
The Legacy of China’s First Emperor
China has a history of around 5,000 years, but prior to the Qin Dynasty that began in 221 B.C., the concept of “China” was totally different than the one with which we are now familiar....
The Story Behind Qixi, the Chinese Version of Valentine’s Day
Qixi (七夕), also known as Double Seventh, is a traditional Chinese festival that comes from the ancient legend of a literally star-crossed love between a mortal and a divine being: Niu Lang and Zhi Nü...
Hedge Fund Manager Says US Tariffs on China ‘Level the Playing Field’
Even as worries abound about the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, believes that the U.S. government is taking a logical course of action. In an August 6...
The Epic Conquests of General Han Xin
China’s Han Dynasty (漢朝), founded in 202 B.C., lasted four centuries and inspired the modern name of the Han people, who make up over 90 percent of China’s 1.4 billion population today. But in many...
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Unsafe Children’s Vaccines Have Caused an Uproar in China
Reports showing that a Chinese company sold and shipped over 250,000 unsafe doses of an infant vaccine have created massive public outrage, while the communist authorities act to censor information and discussion about the scandal....
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Economic Trouble Is Threatening China’s Investment Projects
In the small Balkan nation of Montenegro, Chinese loans are driving the construction of a 165-kilometer (103-mile) expressway through a challenging stretch of mountainous territory. But the Montenegrin government has more to worry about than...