As part of the Guardian Open Weekend, Will Hutton, columnist and former editor-in-chief of the Observer speaks about his prediction of the political and economic future of China and the pubic uprising to come within five years time.
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network's Deborah Kan speaks with Beijing based reporter Josh Chin, who has been monitoring outspoken blog sites on what Chinese people are saying about the Bo Xilai scandal.
The Guardian reports that exiled poet and essayist Bao Lin has criticized the London Book Fair for inviting only state-approved Chinese writers during next months event, saying its omissions are as glaring as if 'a book fair hosting Britain failed to invite Salman Rushdie.'
Sharon LaFraniere [New York Times] - Even at 106 years old, Zhou Youguang is the kind of creative thinker that Chinese leaders regularly command the government to cultivate in their bid to raise their nation from the world’s factory floor.
By Alicia Campi [China Brief] - The mid-November 2011 surprise four-day visit to Mongolia of the 14th Dalai Lama reignited simmering Chinese worries about how the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader is using and is being used by its northern neighbor and important mineral trade partner.