August 9, 1987 |
It was just 40 years ago this summer that what may properly be considered the beginning of the post World War II era occurred on a lawn outside the Fogg Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The occasion was the annual convocation of Harvard alumni that traditionally follows commencement and at which those men and women on whom the university has bestowed honorary degrees are called on for a few remarks. The third speaker of the afternoon was Secretary of State Gen. George C.
June 7, 1989 |
Hong Kong investors have begun moving more capital out of the British colony and expressed heightened interest in U.S. real estate amid the escalating unrest in China and the plunge in Hong Kong stock and real estate prices. So far, the new wave of capital flight does not appear to be a mass exodus. But the outflow is expected to grow if violence and instability in China continue or a new government emerges that is hostile to preserving the free-wheeling economic system in Hong Kong when China takes over in 1997, U.S. bankers and others said Tuesday.
November 16, 2009 |
When President Obama embarks on a round of bilateral meetings with the Chinese leadership in Beijing today, he'll be laboring under a heavy burden of history and politics. Many in the U.S. will want him to place human rights issues -- a preoccupation of the regime's critics dating to even before the Tiananmen Square protests 20 years ago -- on the front burner. The rest of the talk-radio agenda would have him meeting the Dalai Lama (that won't happen until after the current trip)
December 15, 1996 |
Nothing is so terrifying in world affairs today than the specter of war between the United States and China. The demise of the Soviet Union left the United States the world's sole military superpower, though one with a steadily shrinking share of the global economy. The only potential challenger to U.S. dominance, at least in foreseeable decades, is China, a rising power with the world's second-largest economy--one that, at current rates of growth, will surpass the U.S.
July 29, 2012 |
"What makes Chinese people tick?" What a great opening sentence for a book. Because what makes Chinese people tick is also what makes Chinese people buy. And these days, virtually everyone involved in selling anything, anywhere, wants to know how to sell it to the Chinese. The line comes from "What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China'sModern Consumer," a new book published by Palgrave Macmillan and written by Tom Doctoroff, chief executive of advertising agency JWT in Shanghai and the doyen of foreign marketers in China.
January 26, 1992 |
When the biggest political trial in Chinese history was held in 1981, the Gang of Four, led by Jiang Qing, widow of Chairman Mao Zedong, was physically in the dock. But the presence of the ghosts of three other men was palpable.
March 12, 2000 |
In 1976, as the Cultural Revolution was winding down, Zhang Jingming was ordered to join the Shanghai Petrochemical Co. as a machine operator. In those days, the state dictated your future, and workers had no say. But Zhang remembers being proud of his new company, which was expanding like crazy and often received kudos from Beijing for its role in nation-building. Twenty-four years later, both Zhang and his company have come a long way.
November 19, 1990 |
Over the past year, President Bush and his top aides have shelved their campaign to patch up the once-cozy U.S. relationship with China, reluctantly conceding that China's political upheavals of 1989 have caused lasting damage to ties between the two countries. Twelve months ago, China ranked as one of the main preoccupations of the Bush Administration. Last Dec. 9, National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft and Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S.
January 19, 1990 |
Seated in the front row of the Capital Theater, beneath the giant red star of communism that dominates the Stalinist-era auditorium in downtown Beijing, Norman Walker clearly was nervous. It wasn't so much that Walker, an internationally known choreographer from New York City, was about to view the fruits of his month's labor with 22 of the finest ballet dancers in the People's Republic.