China demands U.S. close Chengdu consulate in tit-for-tat move

World Jul 24, 2020

China demands U.S. close Chengdu consulate in tit-for-tat move

China ordered the U.S. to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu, after the American government forced China to leave its mission in Houston earlier this week in a rare decision. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Friday that ...

History museum takes no prisoners

Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2011

History museum takes no prisoners

by Jeff Kingston

A powerful earthquake devastated Sichuan Province in 2008 and recovery is still ongoing, but this prosperous and fertile region of southwest China has also suffered a series of man-made disasters. During the Great Leap Forward (1958-61), when as many as 45 million Chinese died from ...

Minding the gaps

Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2011

Minding the gaps

by Jeff Kingston

During the Senkaku/Diaoyu imbroglio following the Sept. 7, 2010 collision between a Chinese trawler and a Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel off disputed islands of those names in the East China Sea, some NHK and Asahi reporters emphasized that the anti-Japanese demonstrations in China ...