China and The Art of (losing) War

Benjamin CarlsonOctober 20, 2013 06:05 Follow @bfcarlson For centuries, China’s leaders have relied on Sun Tzu’s masterpiece of strategy. The result? Tragedy, weakness and defeat to inferior forces. These traditional Russian Matryoshka dolls feature Chinese leaders since the overthrow of the imperial Qing dynasty in 1911, through 2002. Sinologist Edward Luttwak argues that the country…

Things rich people do: have ‘receipt wars’

Two Russian millionaires battle it out to see who can spend more at a night club in London. Dom Perignon bottles. (Getty Images/Getty Images) Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads. Editor’s note: “Things rich people do” is a GlobalPost series on the global 1 percent. See the last installment: Things rich…

Two million government employees will take to Weibo and other websites in an effort to drown out dissenting voices with party-approved propaganda.

Benjamin CarlsonJanuary 28, 2013 06:00 Party Trolls: Meet China’s answer to the internet     A woman views the Chinese social media website Weibo at a cafe in Beijing on Apr. 2, 2012. In an effort to minimize the influence of dissenting voices on the microblogging site, the Chinese government will employ millions of workers…