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Made in China
A 108-metre-high Eiffel tower, "Venice Water Town and "Thames Town"? It's the Middle Kingdom's new craze for architectural replicas
Star of the East
Blogger Han Han targets the official media and politicians but his omissions of subjects like Tibet highlights the limits of dissent in China
Chronicle Of History’s Greatest Carnage
, by Yang Jisheng, is an uncomfortable read but a brave and important account of the huge human cost of Mao's Great Leap Forward
South China Sea Change
'Against the backdrop of disputes in the South China Sea, there are ominous reports that China is trying to close the 20-year gap between its navy and that of the US'
Mao to Deng and Back Again
China in Ten Words
is a clarion call to the West. Yu Hua reminds us that the country is still struggling to escape an unresolved history
Putin’s Chinese Whispers
Russia and China's deep-running antagonism makes them awkward allies
Zambia’s Confucian Capitalism
‘Explaining why he prefers imported Chinese labour, the head of Zambia’s largest construction company said: “Here they are like the British. They have tea breaks and a lot of days off”’
Still Haunted by the Ghost of Mao
Despite China's prosperity, the People's Republic remains in the grip of the monstrous ideology of its founder
'China’s place in the world is that of a plagiariser — the intellectual equivalent of the faked designer bags you find in Beijing'
Is China Really a Threat to us?
Dambisa Moyo, author of
How the West was Lost
, and Niall Ferguson, author of
Civilization: The West and the Rest
, discuss the Eastern challenge to Western prosperity with the Editor of
, Daniel Johnson
Dambisa Moyo and Niall Ferguson
The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”
The king of cakes
"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above