Editorials May 19, 2016

China marks a milestone in silence

Given the scale of the brutalities that were unleashed by the Cultural Revolution and the complicity of almost all Chinese in those events, China's near silence on its 50th anniversary almost makes sense.

Commentary / World Sep 7, 2015

Beijing's history narrative

by Rana Mitter

The grand parade in the center of Beijing on Sept. 3 to commemorate the end of World War II in China highlighted two contradictory narratives, both immensely important for understanding the country's future path.

Editorials Apr 12, 2015

Behind Xi's corruption crackdown

While Chinese President Xi Jinging's crackdown on corruption is boosting his popularity, it remains to be seen if he will change the system that allowed corruption to flourish in the first place.