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Monday, December 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM
In this Nov. 17, 2009 file photo,President Barack Obama, left, listens to Chinese President Hu Jintao, as they attend a state dinner reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

As the world contemplates an empty chair at the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, we take the long view on China’s rise and the West’s uncertain future.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to China’s Liu Xiaobo, in absentia. See the image that says it all.

 
Monday, November 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
South Korean marines salute their fellow troops killed in a North Korean bombardment, during a memorial service in South Korea, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP)

All eyes on the Korean peninsula. We look at the latest.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

From “Why the West Rules — For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future,” by Ian Morris. Chapter 1: Before East and West What Is the West? “When a man is tired of London,” said Samuel Johnson, “he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life […]

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Willard, head of U.S. Pacific Command, said U.S.-China military relations remain “problematic.” And asked about whether repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” could work, he said, “I think so.”

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Secretary of State Clinton spoke Wednesday about U.S. policy in Asia — part of the administration’s push over the coming weeks in that region. We’ve excerpted her comments on China, climate change, defense, and more.

 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Indian Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee speaks during a rally marking Martyr's Day, Calcutta, India, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo)

We look at “Monsoon Asia” on the rise with big world watcher Robert Kaplan. Plus, the FT’s Ed Luce previews President Obama’s India trip.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following our Wednesday interview, top Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan answered a few more questions – on China’s rise, Africa as a “lost continent,” and women in politics.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

On Point has covered many facets of China’s emergence on the world stage. Today marks another watershed moment in this complex story, as the Nobel Prize has gone to a leading dissident. We post the announcement and President Obama’s statement.

 
Monday, October 4, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Rare earth minerals

The latest news is that China, which has a monopoly on rare earth elements, is tightening its export limits in 2011. The metals are essential to everything from cell phones to hybrid cars. We’ve surveyed the whole dynamic.

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Sep 16, 2014
Jasmin Torres helps classmate Brianna Rameles with a worksheet at the Diloreto Magnet School in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012. (AP/Charles Krupa)

More parents are “red-shirting” their children in kindergarten—holding them back for a year, hoping they’ll have an edge. Does it work? We look.

Sep 16, 2014
From "Rich Hill"

“Rich Hill,” a new documentary on growing up poor, now, in rural America. The dreams and the desperation.

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This Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 file photo shows hikers on the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. (AP/Carson Walker)

Uproar over development plans for the Grand Canyon. We go to the Navajo Nation and the Canyon floor to see what’s at stake.

 
Sep 15, 2014
In this Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 photo, Middle Eastern leaders stand together during a family photo with of the Gulf Cooperation Council and regional partners at King Abdulaziz International Airport’s Royal Terminal in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

President Obama says he will build a coalition of partners in the Middle East to combat ISIS. We’ll do a reality check on who’s really stepping up for what.

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Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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Beverly Gooden on #WhyIStayed
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

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Tierney Sutton Plays LIVE For On Point
Friday, Sep 5, 2014

We break out Tierney Sutton’s three beautiful live tracks from our broadcast today for your listening pleasure.

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