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How China and the U.S. misunderstand one another

Beijing sees Washington as monolithic, capable, and efficient. Washington's view of Beijing isn't much better.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Feb 26, 2013

Big news in China: ‘Mythbusters’ blew up a Chinese popcorn maker

A brief American TV segment on the traditional street food is generating wide interest in China.

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  • Jan 24, 2013

The anti-Americanism of Jackie Chan

The Hong Kong-born movie star called the U.S. the "most corrupt country in the world," reflecting complex Chinese attitudes toward America.

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  • Jan 10, 2013

Is Bill Clinton responsible for China’s saxophone Santas?

The ubiquitous sax-playing Santa became popular shortly after Clinton's famous Arsenio Hall appearance.

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  • Dec 25, 2012

Why are Chinese versions of Santa Claus almost always playing a saxophone?

Christmas is a big holiday in China, with many Western traditions carrying over. But one seems a bit altered.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Dec 25, 2012

Is China better at picking leaders than the U.S.?

The world's two richest countries undergo political transitions this week. Which system is better at serving the nation?

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  • Nov 9, 2012

Are Chinese Web users discussing the U.S. election more than Americans are?

It's possible that Weibo users sent more messages about the event than U.S. Twitter users.

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  • Nov 7, 2012

A Chinese consolation for Romney: At least you can have multiple children

A viral Chinese comment puts the candidate's loss in a surprising context.

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  • Nov 7, 2012

Beijing bar serving Obama’s beer recipe for the election – at 8 a.m.

A reminder that the U.S. presidential vote is a global event.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Nov 6, 2012

Americans are obsessed with China’s obsession with America

Another sign that mutual fascination between the U.S. and China is growing.

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  • Oct 23, 2012
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