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The ever-expanding Uighur ‘threat’

Is China using the threat of terrorism as political cover for its repression of an ethnic minority group? Joshua Foust asks.


iPad worker suicides, revisited

One year after a rash of highly publicized worker suicides, labor conditions at the Chinese factories that manufacture iPhones and iPads have improved slightly – but not enough.


  ‘Limited options’ for homes with toxic drywall, says ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien

ProPublica reporter Joaquin Sapien discusses the federal government’s role in investigating Chinese drywall and the limited options homeowners have.


Photo: Seeds of dissent

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been missing since he was detained Sunday.


Chinese government issues preemptive crackdown of ‘Jasmine Revolution’ protests

An anonymous call to incite Middle East-inspired protests in China has been met with arrests and assault by government officials.


‘Our Sputnik moment’: Then and now

In 1958, Life magazine was decrying the “crisis in the U.S. education.” Fifty years later, many of the concerns still ring true.


China on the couch

Can psychoanalysis find a home in a Confucian communist state? Dr. Elise Snyder thinks it can.


  Need to Know, January 21, 2011: Care for disabled adults, Michael Vick’s dogs, China

This week, we visit with parents struggling to maintain care for their developmentally disabled adult children in the face of budget cuts. Plus: where are Michael Vick’s dogs now? And: the Amy Chua phenomenon.


  China and the U.S.: The Amy Chua firestorm and the Hu Jintao visit

Jon and Alison discuss the firestorm over ‘Tiger Mom’ Amy Chua’s controversial memoir. Then, they’re joined by two journalists to discuss Hu Jintao’s visit to the U.S. this week.

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