50 People Who Matter 2011 | 8. Liang Guanglie
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

Great warrior of China

What value do you place on the life of a missing woman? Laurie Penny on gendercide.
By Laurie Penny - 22 September 13:42

The selective abortion of female foetuses tends to reflect the esteem in which women are held in society.

After the dictators
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 September 1:00

Want to know what will happen in the Arab world after the fall of despots such as Gaddafi and Mubara

Japan's economy weaker than estimated
By Nilpa Shah - 09 September 12:42

A rising value of the yen and global problems has resulted in the contraction of the Japanese econom

Special investigation: a charter for torture
By Angus Stickler and Kate Clark - 01 September 8:23

In Afghanistan, British forces hand over prisoners with only flimsy guarantees they will not be abus

India's assault on democracy
By Kapil Komireddi - 29 August 11:52

In response to a series of corruption scandals, the country's citizens are mounting a revolution for

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 22 August 1:00

1. Europe

The Chinese Google
By Jonathan Margolis - 15 August 1:00

Baidu is the search engine of choice for 85 per cent of China’s net users. But what kind of window on the world is it when it claims Tiananmen Square is nothing more than a tourist attraction?

Extreme injustice — a legal mandate for bigotry
By Samira Shackle - 08 August 1:00

Why the religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan is getting worse.

Letter from Bangalore — Temples to innovation
By Jon Bernstein - 25 July 8:31

Part Las Vegas and part 1990s Silicon Valley, the hi-tech hubs are fuelling India’s growth.

Gurus of the marketplace
By Siddhartha Deb - 22 July 17:00

A new religiosity has given voice to the fight against cronyism, led by a preacher with his own Scot

Arundhati Roy — “Every day, one is insulted in India”
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 July 10:31

After winning the Booker Prize in 1997, Arundhati Roy could have been a “pretty lady who wrote a boo

The NS Interview: Om Puri, actor
By Samira Shackle - 21 July 10:29

“Art films give me status, but Bollywood films give me a living”

Indian sisters are doing it for themselves
By Patrick French - 21 July 10:24

Since the rise of the Gandhis, political influence in India has been hereditary. But while parliamen

It's good to talk
By Angela Saini - 18 July 1:00

Many Indians prefer mobile phones to computer screens for accessing the internet, causing a huge sur

The Books Interview: Aravind Adiga
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 18 July 1:00

In both your Booker-winning debut, The White Tiger, and new book, Last Man in Tower, you analyse the depredations of India's dash for growth. Is that how you see it?

Hamid Karzai's brother shot dead at his house
By Samira Shackle - 12 July 13:17

Ahmad Wali Karzai's alleged corruption was embarrassing for Nato, but his assassination is a big boo

Cannon fodder of the Afghan killing fields: Mehdi Hasan on British casualites
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 July 12:48

Since the US/UK invasion in 2001, 374 British service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: fault lines in the sand
By Michael Semple - 07 July 12:48

The Taliban are just one faction in a long civil war which, thanks to international intervention, se

Zen, Japan and the art of democracy
By Roy Starrs - 07 July 12:48

Foreign observers have long been baffled by Japan’s self-discipline in the face of multiple disaster

Pakistan's tweeters take on the state
By Catriona Luke - 22 June 12:31

"Just spoke with ████ from the ISI. He tells me that ███&#

Dave Lee Travis was my "lifeline" says, Aung San Suu Kyi
By Duncan Robinson - 21 June 13:37

The former BBC radio DJ was a "lifeline" for the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner when she was under

SOAS hosts Musharraf, despite arrest warrant for Bhutto’s murder
By Peter Tatchell - 17 June 15:25

The University of London’s collusion with the ex-dictator and alleged war criminal is shameful.

Exclusive — Rowan Williams in conversation with William Hague
By Rowan Williams - 17 June 8:25

The Foreign Secretary believes Britain abroad must temper idealism with pragmatism. The Archbishop o

Why the Chinese cyber attack is the ultimate scare story
By Alice Miles - 02 June 9:24

Obama in Britain, the Queen in Ireland, Kate and Wills in Canada. The news value of such “events” li

The NS Interview: Lang Lang
By Sophie Elmhirst - 26 May 13:18

“China is much better, more open, but also rediscovering its roots”

On China
By Douglas Hurd - 26 May 13:06

Henry Kissinger and the mysteries of China.

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 26 May 13:04

1. Africa

The UK and its partners must commit to Afghanistan
By Rebecca Barber - 19 May 17:13

The Afghan people were promised a country where human rights are respected and protected. We cannot