A Merkel, a Map, a Message to China?

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On March 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China made by prolific French cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville …

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Why Chinese Media Is Going Soft on Sochi

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Ready or not, Putingrad (aka Sochi) is now on prime time. The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics will take place in the subtropical Russian resort town on Feb. 7. In the Twittersphere, Western journalists and visitors …

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China’s Angry Spirits

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It’s not every day that men who have been dead for decades make headlines, but on Dec. 26, ghosts figured prominently in Chinese news. President Xi Jinping’s tribute to the People’s Republic of China founding Chairman …

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