Series: China: Change Or Crisis http://www.kunc.org en China's Assertive Behavior Makes Neighbors Wary http://www.kunc.org/post/chinas-assertive-behavior-makes-neighbors-wary <em>As China's global stature grows, Beijing appears to be flexing its muscles more frequently on the international stage. As part of </em>NPR's<em> series on China this week, correspondents Louisa Lim and Frank Langfitt are looking at this evolving foreign policy. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:09:00 +0000 Louisa Lim 35920 at http://www.kunc.org China's Assertive Behavior Makes Neighbors Wary For Complainers, A Stint In China's 'Black Jails' http://www.kunc.org/post/complainers-stint-chinas-black-jails People often say China is a nation of contrasts: of wealth and poverty, of personal freedom and political limits. But that observation doesn't begin to capture the tensions and incongruities of modern life here.<p>For instance, in today's Shanghai, you can sip a $31 champagne cocktail in a sleek rooftop bar overlooking the city's spectacular skyline, while, just a few miles away, ordinary citizens languish in a secret detention center run by government-paid thugs.<p>Many foreigners are familiar with Shanghai's futuristic bar scene — less so its black detention sites. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:23:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 35868 at http://www.kunc.org For Complainers, A Stint In China's 'Black Jails' As Economy Slows, China Looks For A New Model http://www.kunc.org/post/economy-slows-china-looks-new-model If you followed American media in recent years, you might have thought China was taking over the planet. Recent titles at the book store have included <em>Becoming China's Bitch</em> and <em>When China Rules the World</em>.<p>"They are the world's superpower or soon will be," Glenn Beck used to intone on Fox News. "They always thought America was just a blip."<p>And when the city of Philadelphia postponed an Eagles football game a couple of years ago because of a blizzard forecast, then-Gov. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:40:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 35813 at http://www.kunc.org As Economy Slows, China Looks For A New Model In China, A Ceaseless Quest To Silence Dissent http://www.kunc.org/post/china-ceaseless-quest-silence-dissent C<em>hina is about to get new leaders for the first time in a decade, and it comes at a crucial moment for the world's most populous nation. Economic growth, which surged for decades, has slowed. Demands for political reform have increased and the Communist Party has been hit by scandal. In a series of stories this week, NPR is examining the multiple challenges facing China. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:36:00 +0000 Louisa Lim 35753 at http://www.kunc.org In China, A Ceaseless Quest To Silence Dissent China's New Leaders Inherit Country At A Crossroads http://www.kunc.org/post/chinas-new-leaders-inherit-country-crossroads <em>China is about to get new leaders for the first time in a decade, and it comes at a sensitive moment for the world's most populous nation. Economic growth, which surged for decades, has slowed. Demands for political reform have increased and the Communist Party has been hit by scandal. In a series of stories this week, </em>NPR<em> is examining the multiple challenges facing China. In our first story, Louisa Lim looks at how the Chinese view the Communist Party in the place where it took shape. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:34:00 +0000 Louisa Lim 35688 at http://www.kunc.org China's New Leaders Inherit Country At A Crossroads