China

Helping Africa Break Free

Aid to Africa is the problem, not the solution, according to Dambisa Moyo, Zambian-born economist and author of Dead Aid. She discusses the issue with Richard Dowden, executive director of the Royal African Society, and Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

China’s Rural Nightmare

As the global economic crisis hits home, Beijing faces what the country's rulers have always feared - a peasants' revolt

Waltz the Weight Away

British politicians anxious to combat juvenile obesity should learn from China, and rediscover an old dance

Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt?

Samuel Brittan and Edward Hadas, both distinguished economic commentators, discuss where to place the blame for the current global crisis with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

‘By the 2030s China will have an economic weight two or three times that of America, its nearest rival’

The End of ‘Chimerica’

The delicate balance of power between China and American is unstable and the geopolitical consequences will affect us all

Getting to Know the Dalai Lama

The monk who has lead Tibetans for 68 years sees the Beijing Olympics as a chance to convert the Chinese to his cause

From Berlin to Beijing

The tradition of the Olympic torch relay is not ancient and has nothing to do with Greece. It was in fact an invention of the Third Reich

Underrated: Abroad

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"
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