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A signature action of ousted Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai was to hold mass rallies for the singing of communist songs, or "red songs." Mr. Bo's program was officially curtailed by the new propaganda chief, who announced the move Monday in the southwestern metropolis of more than 30 million people.
What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize, which once was easily the world's most prestigious award? Consider that in 1953, Albert Schweitzer and Gen. George C. Marshall were honored on the same day (with Winston Churchill winning the prize for literature, incidentally).
China's foreign minister on Wednesday said his nation is "committed to peaceful development" and hopes the United States will see Chinese progress "in the right and objective way."
Three of Christopher Hitchens' most contentious books are coming back into print, and debuting in digital form.
Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, in line to be China's next leader, said Wednesday that Beijing welcomes U.S. efforts to assert influence in the Asia-Pacific region, but that Washington must also respect the interests and concerns of China in its own neighborhood.
The last time China's next president visited the United States, he bunked in the spare bedroom of a small-town Iowa home, replete with football wallpaper, a window's view of an old iron basketball hoop and "Star Wars" figurines on the dresser.
Walter Isaacson has become the James Boswell of genius. For the past 25 years, Mr. Isaacson has been examining the lives of subjects whose common thread is that they have been judged to have exceptional intellectual abilities that give them unprecedented insight. That last phrase, by the way, is the Wikipedia definition of genius. So there.
From 1974 to 1977, Ron Nessen, a former NBC newsman, served as White House press secretary to President Ford, who had taken office at a time of great turmoil and uncertainty both at home and abroad.
Christopher Hitchens, a D.C.-based author, essayist and polemicist who waged verbal and occasional physical battle on behalf of causes left and right, died Thursday night at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer, according to a statement from Vanity Fair magazine. He was 62.