China: In Context
July 28, 2008 China's role in Africa is becoming increasingly important and controversial. China is now Africa's third-largest trading partner. But as its profile has grown on the continent, so have concerns about Beijing's hands-off policy on internal affairs and human rights' issues, from Sudan to Zimbabwe.
July 21, 2008 Projecting athletic prowess has been a top priority for the Chinese government over the years. And it is some of the country's littlest citizens who must carry this responsibility. From the age of 4, select Chinese children are molded into the nation's elite athletes.
March 31, 2008 Increases in international trade, tourism and cultural exchanges have given China a substantial national interest overseas. But China has not articulated a clear plan or strategy for the role it wants to play in the world.