Opinion

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China: The Frog & The Scorpion?

Can China swim capitalism's scorpion across the river and avoid the sting?

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Cuba sets socialist example on LGBT rights

Cuba is advancing a broad-based human rights agenda for LGBT people ahead of the United States.

Cyber war: hype or reality?

What all this scare talk has done is allow the U.S. military to muscle its way into cyber security in a way that could allow it to monitor virtually everything on the Internet.

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New film from China on the horrors of the "Rape of Nanking"

What the Japanese militarists did to China is a story that every Chinese person knows well, but, I think, not so much in the West.

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New military base in Australia: wrong direction

More U.S. military force in the Asia-Pacific area is provocative and unnecessary. Instead of building more military bases, we should be closing them.

The new scramble for Africa

Is current U.S. foreign policy in Africa following a blueprint drawn up almost eight years ago by one of the most conservative think tanks in the world?

Arms, China and the Obama administration

The recent decision by the Obama Administration to sell $5.8 billion in arms to Taiwan is a bit of a head scratcher.

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Robotics: a dilemma for workers today

What happens when a robot takes a job away from a living person? Can anything good come of this?

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China-U.S. summit was a win-win

Last week's White House summit meeting between President Barack Obama and China's President Hu Jintao marked an important turn in U.S.-China relations.

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Stunning films from China to Wall Street

Recommended films: the thrilling Chinese "Aftershock," the emotionally powerful "ANPO: Art X War," "Client 9," and the latest by John Sayles.

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