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Han Dynasty. Etymology According to the Records of the Grand Historian, after the collapse of the Qin Dynasty the hegemon Xiang Yu appointed Liu Bang as prince of the small fief of Hanzhong.

Han Dynasty

Following Liu Bang's victory in the Chu–Han Contention, the resulting Han dynasty was named after the Hanzhong fief.[6] History Western Han. China: Let them drink wine. Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads.

China: Let them drink wine

BEIJING, China — A creaky old Beijing supermarket recently underwent a bold renovation: The entire first floor was gutted, a traditional teashop was closed and all of it was replaced with a cavernous wine emporium and a huge tasting room. Wine bars and boutiques are sprouting across Beijing, and trendy young consumers are flocking to wine-tastings at swish hotels. Human Rights Record of United States in 2011. Shenlong ‘Divine Dragon’ Takes Flight: Is China developing its first spaceplane? Access full text reports, backup data, and more.

Shenlong ‘Divine Dragon’ Takes Flight: Is China developing its first spaceplane?

The age of the spaceplane upon us, and it is trans-Pacific, with the U.S. and China the only current active participants. Winged spaceplanes operate as spacecraft in space and aircraft in Earth’s atmosphere, and typically land on runways. They range from hypersonic cruise vehicles (HCV) capable of maneuvering at Mach 5 (3,840+ mph/6,150+ kmh) or more to reusable launch vehicles (RLV)s like the Space Shuttle designed primarily to ferry cargo to orbit and back. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has just released details on the 11 August 2011 test flight of the Force Application and Launch from the Continental U.S. - StumbleUpon. China’s Unique Economic Model Gets New Scrutiny.

Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times Central Chongqing this month.

China’s Unique Economic Model Gets New Scrutiny

The city has grown fast, fueled by infrastructure projects led by its now-ousted leader, Bo Xilai. But now, with the recent political upheavals, and a growing number of influential voices demanding a resurrection of freer economic policies, it appears that the sense of triumphalism was, at best, premature, and perhaps seriously misguided. Chinese leaders are grappling with a range of uncertainties, from the once-a-decade leadership transition this year that has been marred by a seismic political scandal, to a slowdown of growth in an economy in which deeply entrenched state-owned enterprises and their political patrons have hobbled market forces and private entrepreneurship.

On Thursday, China released data that showed its economy was continuing to weaken. We're Number ... 2? Are Americans in Denial About the Country's Decline? May 1, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Politicians in the United States must ritualistically assert that the United States is and always will be the world's leading economic, military and political power. This chant may help win elections in a country where respectable people deny global warming and evolution, but it has nothing to do with the real world.

China’s Economy. Behind the political crisis that saw the recent fall of powerful Communist Party leader Bo Xiali is an internal battle over how to handle China’s slowing economy and growing income disparity, while shifting from a cheap labor export driven model to one built around internal consumption. China’s military rise: The dragon’s new teeth. AT A meeting of South-East Asian nations in 2010, China's foreign minister Yang Jiechi, facing a barrage of complaints about his country's behaviour in the region, blurted out the sort of thing polite leaders usually prefer to leave unsaid.

“China is a big country,” he pointed out, “and other countries are small countries and that is just a fact.” Indeed it is, and China is big not merely in terms of territory and population, but also military might. Its Communist Party is presiding over the world's largest military build-up. China’s Footage Of Its New Fighter Jet Revealed To Be Dubbed From ‘Top Gun’ The Chinese-African Union - An FP Slide Show. A Pragmatic Princeling Next In Line To Lead China. Hide captionChinese Vice President Xi Jinping, shown here in December 2011 waving to students during a visit to Bangkok, Thailand, is in line to become China's leader next year.

A Pragmatic Princeling Next In Line To Lead China

Pairoj/AFP/Getty Images Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, shown here in December 2011 waving to students during a visit to Bangkok, Thailand, is in line to become China's leader next year. Second of three parts. China Law Blog : China Law for Business - StumbleUpon. How China Actually Gets the Internet to Censor Itself. Thank to Disinfo for highlighting my blocked words project, Blocked on Weibo, in your post “The Most Censored Words On The Chinese Internet.” However, there are a few misconceptions that one could take away from the article which I’d like to correct.

First, these are words that are blocked by one social media website (Sina Weibo); they are not blocked by the Chinese government, nor are the words listed blocked more or less frequently than other words. I cannot reiterate enough that my project does not set out to prove that top-down censorship by the government exists (though it does). The restrictions on searches on Weibo are cases of self-censorship by a private company that is very much encouraged (under the potential threat of having the company shut down or being sent to prison) to do so by the government. The Most Censored Words On The Chinese Internet. Big Romney is watching you. The New York Times reported today that Bain Capital, the private equity firm started by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, owns a Chinese company, Uniview, that supplies highly advanced surveillance equipment to the Chinese government.

Big Romney is watching you

China Steps Up in Syria. The conventional picture of US policy in the Middle East is of a hellbound train rushing toward war with Iran, pulling burning coaches filled with European passengers howling praise of Western values out the windows at horrified bystanders.

China Steps Up in Syria

Actually, I think it’s more like a monster truck exhibition.