Search Results for "Xiaoping" : 4

by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

A Farmer’s Market

by C hinese director Jia Zhangke’s latest hit, A Touch of Sin , begins with a startling story: in a northern village in China, a man named Dahai begins a solitary campaign against the village chiefs, who have grown rich selling collective property. While his protests provoke no official response, the problem is eventually resolved with blood: Dahai kills all the village officials with a shotgun. The New York Times calls the movie “…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The Great Green Wall of China

by “The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space.” How many times have we heard this phrase – in class, in the media, and on visits to China? The idea was first proposed by William Stukeley, an 18th century antiquarian dubbed the founder of the field of modern archaeology, in 1754. By the end of the 19th century, it had become an established fact that the Wall could actually be seen from the moon. Sin…

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by / on March 5, 2012 at 10:15 am / in Opinion, World

The Sputtering Dragon

by China’s awe-inspiring economic growth over the past three decades has inspired envy, emulation, and animosity all over the world. As I have argued before, I think that China will be a major global player in this century and that its influence will increase over time. But as we learned the hard way in 2008, no matter how smooth an economic course may seem, there are, inevitably, unforeseen problems. China’s current growth model has…

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by / on September 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

A Balancing Act

by After centuries of humiliation, domination, and colonization by the West, nearly three billion residents in the Pacific region are rising to claim what is rightfully theirs: economic prosperity, diplomatic influence, and national pride.  Yet this newfound power breeds new challenges for the United States policy in Asia. The greatest headaches for US policymakers arise, of course, from the People’s Republic of China’ new aim to radic…

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