June 2010

Unspoken Russian-Chinese Rivalry Is Subtext Of SCO Summit

  • Fri, 06/11/2010 - 12:00

As the Shanghai Cooperation Organization gathers in Tashkent for its annual summit on June 10-11, what isn’t discussed might be more telling than what is.

Another man in Sweden accused of spying for China

  • Fri, 06/11/2010 - 12:00

A 40-year-old man from the Stockholm area is suspected of having been involved with systematic spying on refugees for the Chinese government, Swedish Radio said, referring to the Metro newspaper. He is thought to have spied from autumn 2008 until spring last year.

Uyghur UN Representative Speaks at UN Human Rights Council

  • Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:00

Ms. Kathy Polias, UN Representative for UAA and IUHRDF, speaks at the UN Human Rights Council criticizing Chinese authorities' handling of July 5 Unrest of last and the subsequent unfair trails and executions.

10 Conditions

  • Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:00

I recently had the great opportunity to attend Mountainfilm, a documentary film festival in Telluride, Colorado. This year's theme was "Extinction" and focused on the human effect on species decline and the environment. I'm already dreaming of Naomi's and my National Geographic film debut at Mountainfilm in the future … but back to the point.

Chinese province hit by 5.1 quake

  • Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:00

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit a remote mountainous region in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region today, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said.

Railway construction underway in NW China's Xinjiang

  • Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:00

Photo taken on June 9, 2010 shows the scene at the construction site of the 3-km railway bridge in Nanhu town, the starting point of a railway over the Lop Nur, a former lake that is known as "the sea of death", in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Capitalist backs communists, but communists back tax

  • Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:00

FORTESCUE'S Andrew Forrest yesterday held up China as an exemplar economy that was turning its back on communism by lowering its resource taxes.

US concerned about China's military investments

  • Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:00

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he is worried by Beijing's 'heavy investments' in the sea and air capabilities of the China military and its rejection of military contacts with the US.

Does Iran really think China is a paper tiger?

  • Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:00

With a nicely Chinese sense of both history and grievance, Iran today expressed displeasure at its former friends in Beijing. China, so long a defender of Iran in the UN security council, not only failed to veto the sanctions resolution on Wednesday but actually voted in favour.

The Most Dangerous Women in the World: Rebiya Kadeer

  • Wed, 06/09/2010 - 12:00

Advocate for the nine million Uighurs, moderate Muslims in northwestern China who for the past six decades have lived under—and been oppressed by—the Chinese communist government.