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A Nation on Holiday

A Nation on Holiday

(Image: China Daily) Every year, National Day on October 1 marks the beginning of a week-long holiday for people across China. Often called the Golden Week holiday, this is the time when people visit other cities and when those who are living away…
Is China Far From An Arab Spring?

Is China Far From An Arab Spring?

(Protest at Tahrir Square, Cairo, February 2011 – Credit: Wikimedia Commons) On September 17th 2013, the United Nations Security Council began negotiating a draft resolution on Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons. China, one of the Council’s five veto-wielding permanent members,…
The Final Chapter?

The Final Chapter?

(Weibo) On Sunday, the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court announced that the former Chongqing Communist Party chief and once fast-rising political star Bo Xilai had been found guilty of corruption and was to be sentenced to lifetime in prison for his…