WorldViews: Understanding China


Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Chinese tourists' bad manners harming country's reputation, says senior official

A vice premiere says Chinese tourists are hurting the country's image.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:56 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/01/2013

The surprising shopping habits of China's growing middle class

Single's day, Warrior Shoes and Chinese foodies.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Here are the rare photos of Xi Jinping posted on a Chinese fan site

An anonymous fan site posted rare early photographs of Xi and his family members.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 12/06/2012

China: Self-immolators and their abettors will be charged with murder

A new law is China's heavy-handed reaction to the wave of self-immolations in Tibet.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:36 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/15/2012

China's party congress choreographed with tiny black stickers

It was as though all the arrangements could have been undone by some poor soul simply standing in the wrong place.

By William Wan  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, China's leadership, leadership transition, party congress, Understanding China

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Water: The next challenge for China's new leaders?

Water shortages may put an additional drag on China's slowing economy

By Olga Khazan  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, China's leadership, Understanding China

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Chinese netizens are using English to mock China's political climate

What "Wall-e" and "Smilence" mean to Chinese Internet users.

By Olga Khazan  |  04:05 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, China's leadership, Understanding China

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 11/08/2012

What its like to use the Internet in China

During its big leadership transition, the Chinese government keeps watch online.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:58 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Chinese Internet, internet, Understanding China

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Ai Weiwei sees hope for China in social media

The dissident thinks sites like Weibo are changing the dynamic of China's government, one tweet at a time.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, China's leadership, Understanding China

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 10/31/2012

China’s former leaders step into the spotlight

Their appearance is likely a signal to junior Party officials.

By Zhang Jie  |  12:12 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China's leadership, Understanding China

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Abusive China teacher fired after Weibo outcry

Police arrested two Chinese teachers after a photo circulated on the country's microblogging site Weibo showing one of them lifting a student by his ears

By Olga Khazan  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/25/2012

China’s foreign press office falls victim to hackers

China is often the target of complaints from around the world about computer hacking. But on Thursday, the government's foreign press office may have been the victim.

By Zhang Jie  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, hackers, Understanding China

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Chinese man appeals labor camp sentence over T-shirt slogan

How Patrick Henry's famous words landed one Chinese 25-year-old in a labor camp

By Olga Khazan  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/15/2012

What Saturday Night Live got right and wrong about China’s Foxconn workers

The skit makes some good points, though laborers don't really blame American iPhone users for labor abuses.

By Max Fisher  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Trade, Understanding China