The rhetoric of apology in China today is nuanced and coded. Though some people seem genuinely contrite for their actions during the vigilante violence of the Cultural Revolution, they are careful not to blame the government.
The World's Matthew Bell finds that Chinese still remember the burning of the summer palace of China's last imperial dynasty, more than 150 years ago. It was destroyed by British and French soldiers — which may shed some light on recent Chinese government pressure on foreign news organizations.
Host Lisa Mullins talks with The World's book critic, Chris Merrill, about two Chinese novels recently out in English translations: the books are "Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out" by Mo Yan, and "Wolf Totemï¿½ by Jiang Rong.
The son of a legendary Chinese Communist Party leader who took part in the revolutionary youth activities during the Cultural Revolution has made a public apology. And he's not the only aging participant to try to make amends for bad behavior during those years of social chaos.
Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong and his arch-rival for control of China, Chiang Kai-shek had a complex relationship. Now two of their grandchildren have met for the first time. Marco Werman has more.
Mexico looks to have NSA-like plans in mind with its new telecommunications reform proposal. And that's not sitting well with some of the country's youth. Plus, the pro-Russia eastern regions of Ukraine have turned out to be a dangerous place for independent reporters. And a film controversy in China, in today's Global Scan.
The unrest that's sweeping through Arab nations apparently has China's leaders nervous. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on a controversial new policy at China's Peking University that targets students with "radical thoughts" for counseling.