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Chinese novels

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 Totem� by Jiang Rong.

Environment

China's first foray into space

China is expected to launch its first three-man space mission tomorrow. The astronauts will orbit the earth for almost three days, and one will become the first Chinese to go on a space walk.

Global Politics

Meeting of the grandchildren

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.

Global Politics

China's fight against 'radical thought'

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.