Shanghai-based contributor Robert Price and economist Betsey Stevenson explain why income and material wealth don’t necessarily correlate with a sense of well-being and Milos Stehlik checks in from Cannes.
Earlier today, U.S. officials received assurances from their Chinese counterparts that Chen Guangcheng would remain safe following a tense diplomatic standoff over his whereabouts.Six days ago, the blind human rights attorney escaped house arrest and sought refuge in Beijing's American embassy.
The eternal race between the United States and China for dominance in the global economy complicates the relationship between the two nations. Mistrust abounds as each side wants to see itself as the winner.
According to Syrian opposition groups, the Assad regime has sent tanks into rebellious areas to hunt down activists and torch or bulldoze their homes. The actions come ahead of an April 10 United Nations deadline calling for full compliance with a peace plan to end the violence.