With the issue of cyber-snooping out in the open, Beijing and Washington are now on a more equal footing.
For the first time in its history, the all-powerful Communist Party has no clear way to guarantee a smooth power transfer.
The country's leadership, long sensitive to the embarrassment of releasing dissidents, is showing more confidence and flexibility.
The speeches of the astrophysicist Fang Lizhi have galvanized students and given political discourse in China a new depth of field, and although he has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party his influence is undiminished
It's a centuries-old question that's taking on new significance as the two ends of the world come together, on slightly different terms.
The world’s biggest corporation and the world’s most populous nation have launched a bold experiment in consumer behavior and environmental stewardship: to set green standards for 20,000 suppliers making several hundred thousand items sold to billions of shoppers worldwide. Will that effort take hold, or will it unravel in a recriminatory tangle of misguided expectations and broken promises?
A recent return to deifying Mao is less straightforward than it seems