January 2010

Clinton Warns China on Iran Sanctions

  • Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned China on Friday that it would face economic insecurity and diplomatic isolation if it did not sign on to tough new sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program, raising the pressure on Beijing to fall in line with an American-led campaign.

It doesn't pay to appease China

  • Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

When former Czech President Vaclav Havel knocked on the door of the Chinese Embassy in Prague to demand the release of the writer Liu Xiaobo, I had an eerie sense of deja vu.

10 China Myths for the New Decade

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

China's economic growth has been accompanied by growing misinformation about its economy. Contrary to conventional wisdom, China is not leading the world out of a recession, is no longer moving toward a market economy, is not America's banker, and may never surpass the U.S. Heritage Foundation Asia expert Derek Scissors debunks 10 leading myths about the Chinese economy and replaces them with the accurate picture necessary to guide American policy.

China: Account for Uighur Refugees Forcibly Repatriated to China

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

 The Chinese government should disclose the status and whereabouts of ethnic Uighurs repatriated against their will from Cambodia and allow the United Nations, lawyers, and family members to meet with them, Human Rights Watch said today.

UNPO Welcomes ALDE Call for Freedom of Information in China

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

After China's imbroglio over Google, the President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) has spoken out against Beijing's censorship.

US seeks China transparency in Xinjiang trials

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

The United States on Thursday urged China to be more transparent in its trials in the Xinjiang region as courts handed down more death sentences over last year's deadly ethnic unrest.

China: Xinjiang like Tibet: more money and police controls

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

Five more people, probably all Uyghurs, have been sentenced to death for their involvement in last July’s riots. The authorities also announce more investments in the province. Experts say the money will likely benefit ruling groups whilst ethnic Uyghurs will be further dispossessed of their ...

Silence on Tibetan talks is golden

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

On Tuesday, Beijing reopened the thorny and controversial talks with envoys of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan god-king

WAKE UP AUSTRALIA: Fix the China relationship

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

Democratically elected governments the world over wrestle with the tensions between the vagaries of public opinion and good public policy.

Hong Kong: Five pan-democrats resign in push for universal suffrage

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

Which way forward for “referendum” campaign and struggle for democratic rights?

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