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Interview: 'You Can’t Let Fear Make Decisions For You,' Says Chinese Student Who Penned Tiananmen Letter

People’s Liberation Army tanks stand guard on Chang’an Avenue in Beijing on June 6, 1989, two days after soldiers opened fire on civilians. (Manuel Ceneta/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The author of an open letter condemning the Communist Party’s cover up of the 1989 Beijing massacre discusses youth activism and the political environment in China.

Book Excerpt: 'China Goes Global' by David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh, author of
Policy

In an excerpt from his new book, a veteran China-watcher describes what it was like to witness Beijing's unfettered display of military might on China's National Day in 2009. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on February 27.

Dan Rather on the Biggest Story He's Covered in Asia [Video]

Dan Rather Reporting from Beijing, 1989 (Dan Rather/CBS News)
Multimedia

In part three of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses what he considers to be the most important story he's reported on from Asia. The answer may surprise you.

An Absent Presence: How China's Netizens Commemorated an Important Anniversary

 A particularly empty image of Beijing's Chang'an Avenue. (Sina Weibo)
Lifestyle

Popular social media websites like Sina Weibo have become the frontline of a virtual showdown between censors and aggrieved netizens every June 4 in China, writes Sun Yunfan.

Expert: Bo Xilai Scandal No Tiananmen, 'Not Terribly Significant'

A Chinese policeman blocks photos from being taken outside Zhongnanhai, central headquarters for China's Communist Party, after the sacking of politician Bo Xilai from the country's powerful Politburo, in Beijing on April 11, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says the Bo Xilai scandal is similar to the ousting of other public officials in China, just with more media on hand to pay attention.

Interview: Ryan Pyle, an 'Anthropologist With a Camera' in China [Photos]

Multimedia

Photographer Ryan Pyle discusses his wide selection of stunning black and white photos from China with the Asia Blog.

Journalists Reflect on Covering China, Then and Now

Policy

It was 1979. China had established diplomatic relations with the U.S. and allowed the first U.S. bureaus into the People’s Republic, to present a more "open" China to the world.

Photo of the Day: Young and Patriotic

A boy poses for pictures on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 30, 2010, on the eve of China's National Day.
Lifestyle

A boy poses for pictures on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 30, 2010, on the eve of China's National Day.