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China courts documentaries as it limits expression

Independent filmmaker Hao Wu was one who benefited from the push — sort of.


The cure for cancer that parents won’t use

Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most co


The Big, Long, 30-Year Conservative Lie

Inequality, conservatives insist, is natural. Trying to combat it will slow growth. Well, guess who now says otherwise? Standard and Poor’s.


Trust and Economic Growth in China

Guests include Madeleine Lynn, Director of Communications at Carnegie Council; Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker; Hao Wu, fellow at


Why China's Second-Baby Boom Might Not Happen

“Every metric thus far indicates the loosening isn’t leading to a baby boom,” says Mei Fong, author of a forthcoming book on China’s populat


Kurdish oil tanker off Texas coast ... huh? | Christian Science Monitor

Steve LeVine of Quartz reported on July 24 that the State Department has decided to stop actively fighting the sale of Kurdish oil.


Abdullah Holds Powerful Cards in Afghan Election Crisis | Radio Free Europe

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Bush Trifecta Lands on Obama: Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan Imploding

Anand Gopal has argued convincingly that US troops left in Afghanistan got drawn into tribal feuds and destabilized the south and east of th


The Costs of Big Data

The article itself, by education journalist Anya Kamenetz, describes Purdue's Course Signals, a kind of semiautomated system to alert studen


How to Get Famous

Hao Wu - on his documentary film "The Road To Fame" about the dreams of young acting students at the prestigious acting school in Beijing.


You Should Ditch Work to Go Watch Soccer, Say Productivity Experts

Christine Rosen, a fellow at the New America Foundation who studies our interactions with technology, pointed to the perils of multitasking.


What Afghans Think About Bergdahl, the Taliban, and U.S. Intervention

Q&A with Author Anand Gopal