Political pressures drive China loans.
Hopes fade for U.S.-China climate breakthrough.
Mongolia's new president lays out his vision for the country.
In an interview with Dan Southerland on June 4, China scholar Perry Link—an expert on China’s language, culture, and popular literature—remembers the 1989 crackdown at Tiananmen Square, analyzes the student-led protest movement, and discusses the changes that have occurred in China over the last 20 years.
China's power plans draw scrutiny amid doubts about data.
Geithner visit marks new U.S.-China approach.
In a June 2 Washington Post commentary, RFA Executive Editor Dan Southerland addresses the many ways in which the Chinese authorities have blacked out news and suppressed remembrances of the June 4, 1989 crackdown in Beijing.
U.S., China face six-month climate deadline.
It's the 20th anniversary of the bloodstained massacre of the students' anti-corruption movement, which is still being covered up to this day.
When the "June 4 incident" shocked the world 20 years ago, I was very young, so I just accepted the authorities' imperious interpretation of what I had seen and heard, as most other people habitually did, as "counter-revolutionary turmoil."
An essay in six parts on the legacy of China's ousted late premier Zhao Ziyang by a top aide who knew him well.
Maritime tensions are likely to be a priority issue for the next U.S. ambassador to China.
China-Russia oil deal seen unlikely to mend ties.
It's hard to get kids like my daughter to care about things like this. But I want them to care.
Since [the 1989 crackdown], I have found my news from other sources, because it's easier to find out what's really going on that way.
China faces cleaner coal challenges.
Experts debate U.S.-China strategic ties.
Nowadays, we can’t read about anything that is really going on with our country in the official media. Baffled and bemused, we turn to the foreign media.
China has yet to produce an opposition leader who can be to China what Nelson Mandela was to South Africa, Lech Walesa was to Poland, Kim Dae Jung was to South Korea, or Aung San Suu Kyi is to Burma—who can build a strong and united opposition party.
The elders of the Chinese Communist Party […] hold all the guns. To them, the shouts of the students were nothing more than the wailing of infants, easily stamped out.
The battleship that is June 4 is steaming farther and farther away from us, but it has inflicted a wound on our people that is very hard to erase. I only regret that I wasn’t there in person.
When they handed out the textbooks in contemporary Chinese history, I flipped eagerly to the relevant sections. I was astonished and disappointed to find the exact wording as that used by successive premiers...There was no other mention of the topic.
U.S. moves to end climate change standoff with China.
China struggles with mine safety cover-ups.
Experts split on China's role at G-20 meeting.
Security disputes may frustrate U.S.-China climate goals.
U.S.-China talks advance cooperation on climate change.
Korean-American Mike Kim, author of 'Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country,' discusses how and why he put a career in finance on hold to help North Korean refugees in China.
U.S.-China ties test economic and security interests, experts say.
China's new offensive on Tibet may demand a different strategy in reply, writes Tibet scholar Warren Smith.