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Sweden considers teaching Chinese in all schools

In bold if not surprising news, last week Swedish Education Minister Jan Björklund called for Chinese language to be taught in all primary and secondary schools, which would make Sweden...

China must learn lessons from AIDS grants suspension

By Jia Ping China’s Ministry of Health and Center for Disease Control have run into serious trouble over funding. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria suspended hundreds...

A US endgame in Afghanistan?

Experts assess Obama’s proposed drawdown. Michael O’Hanlon: U.S. Needs ‘Another Three Years’ in Afghanistan. As President Barack Obama prepares to outline his plans for beginning a US troop withdrawal in...

Ai Weiwei released

As Asia Society Museum prepares to open an exhibition June 29 of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s photographs, we welcome news of his release from detention. “This has positive implications not...