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Today, Farah and Martinez debate whether China poses a military threat to the United States. Yesterday, they pondered Chinese imports; Monday, they discussed the broad question of U.S. engagement with the world's most populous country. Later this week,...
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Today, Andrés Martinez and Joseph Farah look at whether a one-party state is sustainable during a long-running boom. Yesterday, they debated whether China poses a military threat to the United States; they've also pondered Chinese imports and the broad...
Tags: Richard Gere, China, Communist Party of China, Japan, Education
President bush is not generally known for his firm grasp of history. But this has not stopped him from using history to justify his policies -- most recently in a speech to U.S. veterans in which he defended his aim to "stay the course" in Iraq by...
Tags: Heads of State, Wars and Interventions, Iraq, South Korea, Japan
Not since Richard Nixon went to China has an intractable foreign policy issue been so ripe for resolution as U.S. relations with Cuba are today. As with China, bilateral hostility has persisted long after the causes of the initial break have ceased to...
Times Staff WriterLosing one whale shark may have seemed a misfortune. But when another of the rare fish at the Georgia Aquarium died Wednesday, there was talk of carelessness: It was, in short, a public relations crisis. Norton, a 23-foot juvenile whale shark and one...
Tags: The Home Depot, Animals, Atlanta, Science and Technology, Death
During the last two months, as Washington focused on Iraq, few people were paying attention to what was going in the remote Ural Mountains of Russia. There, under the auspices of the benign-sounding Shanghai Cooperation Organization, some 6,000 troops,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Chinese call it guanxi, and it refers to the relationships that are so crucial to doing business in their country. To many observers, it helps explain why a high-ranking Mattel Inc. executive appeared with Chinese government officials Friday to...
Tags: Business Trips, Heads of State, Mattel Inc., China, Travel
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterI have a piece of advice for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Take your 44-page rule book, toss it out the window and start all over. Anyone who thinks that the rest of the world is peeved with the United States simply because of the go-...
Special to The TimesBY the 1920s, one of Hollywood's greatest cinematographers, James Wong Howe, was already a chief cameraman for the Lasky Studios. Shooting in those days with orthochromatic film, "blue went white," according to Howe. But he found a way to light scenes...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterShe's wearing white knee socks and black high-heeled Mary Janes, a ruffled headband, and a short petticoat-lined dress with puff sleeves, rounded collar and a patch-pocket apron, and she's here to pour your tea and serve cucumber finger sandwiches....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEdwin Maher was having a "Broadcast News" moment, feeling a flicker of self-doubt, an attack of the sweats waiting to happen beneath the white-hot studio lights. The veteran Australian TV reporter and weatherman was starting a new job abroad as a prime-...
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