The debate is so politically loaded that it's tough to tell who's being straight about the real areas of progress and how breakthroughs can be achieved. TIME sorts it out
Get Ahead, Learn Mandarin (Cover Story)
China's economic rise means the world has a new second languageand it isn't English
China is tipped to become the world's top tourist destination, and foreign hotel chains are rushing to cash in
Research on Ice (Notebook)
New details of disgraced Korean geneticist Dr. Hwang Woo-suk's experiments emerge: cloned woolly mammoths, anyone?