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Saturday 29 December 2012
I'm not ashamed to admit it; I do read prose books. However, being a writer and artist of graphic novels, I find myself obliged to choose one in order to champion the form in general.
Thursday 13 December 2012
When Communist Party leader Xi Jinping made his first official trip outside the capital last weekend, to the prosperous southern province of Guangdong, his every movement was fawningly chronicled by a mysterious new microblog that seemed always one step - and many days — ahead of the official media.
Monday 03 December 2012
Chinese artist Sheng Qi committed an act of physical protest during the Tiananmen Square massacre. He tells Emily Jupp it is still his proudest moment
Monday 26 November 2012
Amid all the coverage of the recent outbreak of violence in Gaza, The New Yorker has zeroed in on the aspect of the conflict which though seemingly insignificant, may have far reaching consequences: Israel's announcement via Twitter of the start of their military campaign and the subsequent spat between the Israel Defense Force's @IDFSpokesperson and @AlqassamBrigade, the official account of Hamas's military arm.
Friday 09 November 2012
The new President of China?
Thursday 08 November 2012
Three teenage Tibetan monks and a woman set fire to themselves to protest Chinese rule on the eve of a pivotal Communist Party congress, activists said today.
Friday 26 October 2012
If you're interested in the direction of the 21st century, clearly the biggest political event taking place over the next few weeks is happening on November 8th. Not, not the American election. That's November 6th. We're talking about the ascension of Xi Jinping to the position of chief of China's ruling Communist Party, which means that he'll be President of China come March. That's a big deal. In their top leader this week, the super-brains of the Economist - where the average staff age, by the way, is 28 - explain why.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison should stand down now, according to the man who chaired his police authority until a fortnight ago.
Friday 12 October 2012
Calling Danish men with small penises, this could be (sort of) your lucky day. An erotic website is hosting a competition to discover the tiniest piece of male genitalia in Denmark - and, in exchange for having their willy plastered across the web, the winner will receive an iPhone.
Monday 08 October 2012
Kremlin officials like to insist that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, does not care for big birthday bashes and that he was to spend his 60th birthday yesterday quietly celebrating with close friends and family in his home city, St Petersburg.
Friday 05 October 2012
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has drawn scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in Washington.
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