Chen Guangcheng, in an image from a YouTube video.
April 30, 2012 With Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner due in China for economic talks that start on Thursday, the two countries are talking about Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest earlier this month.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
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April 17, 2012 Chinese leaders fear what might happen if Tibetans were allowed to live freely and others under Chinese rule started to demand more respect for their rights, the Buddhist spiritual leader says.
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In Kolkata on Tuesday, exiled Tibetans and human rights activists held a candlelight for Jamphel Yeshi.
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March 28, 2012 A small but growing number of Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China's rule over their homeland. The latest happened in New Delhi, where China's president is visiting.
A Tibetan Buddhist monk holds up a candle with other Tibetan exiles during a candlelight vigil for Tibetan Janphel Yeshi, who set himself on fire earlier in New Delhi.
March 27, 2012 Increasingly angry about Chinese rule, a small but steadily growing number of Tibetans are choosing to protest by setting themselves on fire. Many Tibetans say they admire such actions — support that experts say means more such protests are likely.
March 13, 2012 The Obama administration says China is trading unfairly in some elements that are critical to the manufacture of cellphones, hybrid car batteries and other products.
March 2, 2012 We find trillions of U.S. dollars piled up in Beijing, and ask when the money may be coming home. Also: Fake-wood flooring!
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March 1, 2012 But they also opposed a resolution that condemns "widespread and systematic" human rights violations in Syria.
February 21, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the internal politics of China, and Virginia's pre-abortion ultrasound bill. In the second hour, tips on how to build up your savings, and the Oscar-nominated documentary, If A Tree Falls.
February 17, 2012 Has China built too much stuff with borrowed money?
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This can't go on forever.
February 16, 2012 China's economy sailed through the financial crisis unscathed — at least in the short run.
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February 10, 2012 Oreos in China. A van-based visa business. A stock index. And a way to save Greece.
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A new iPhone 4S at Apple's Beijing flagship store.
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January 26, 2012 Apple has been taking a lot of heat lately for working conditions at plants making its products in China. Some of the tech giant's largest suppliers are repeat offenders.
January 20, 2012 The case of Wu Ying, a young Chinese woman sentenced to death for defrauding investors of 770 million yuan ($122 million), is headed to China's Supreme Court, after Wu lost her appeal of her sentence late this week.
A Chinese propaganda poster from the Mao era.
January 19, 2012 Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution may not have been China's best culinary moment in history. But Chinese journalist Sasha Gong, in a new book, revives the simple recipes of her adolescence in China that helped her and her family survive a miserable time.
Yen Jinchao, one of the farmers who signed the secret document in 1978.
January 13, 2012 In 1978, a group of farmers in a Chinese village called Xiaogang wrote a secret contract and hid it in the roof of a mud hut. They were afraid the document might get them executed. Instead, it wound up completely transforming the Chinese economy.
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