April 2011

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Caesar in Beijing

  • Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:00

The Communist Party picks a fight with Christian churches.

China's $3 trillion dilemma: What to do with all that cash?

  • Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:00

Bail out the euro so Europeans can keep buying stuff? Lock up mineral rights around the world? Spend it on imports? Sock it away under a mattress — or in U.S. Treasury notes — and let the pile keep growing?

China praises Communist-led ally Cuba for embarking on major economic reforms

  • Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:00

China has praised Cuba's ruling Communist Party for approving sweeping economic and social reforms.

What in the world? China calls out the U.S. on human rights

  • Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:00

Earlier this month the U.S. State Department released a report on the state of human rights around the world as it has done annually for the past 35 years.

Guantanamo Uighurs lose Supreme Court appeal

  • Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:00

The US Supreme Court rejected Monday an appeal by five Uighurs who have been held without charge at Guantanamo since 2002 and are seeking resettlement in the United States.

Fears of uprisings prompt China's Easter crackdown

  • Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:00

The days leading up to Easter are always a sombre time for Christians. But this year in Beijing, many believers have the added concern of not knowing if or where they'll be allowed to celebrate the holiest day of the year on the Christian calendar.

China police blockading Tibetan monastery, say exiles

  • Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:00

2,500 monks under house arrest at Kirti Buddhist monastery in Sichuan province, according to reports relayed from scene

Reid leading Senate delegation on weeklong trip through China

  • Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) arrived in Hong Kong on Monday for a weeklong trip through China that will touch on issues ranging from "clean" energy and currency to human rights and trade.

Growing Global Threat From Chinese Cyber Hackers

  • Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:00

Western governments and corporations were facing a growing threat from hackers based in China, who remain strong despite a crackdown by the authorities, Sky News reported Monday.

China Is About to Suffer a Banking Crisis

  • Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:00

It is ironic that China is demanding greater control of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, just as the nation’s banking system is about to be devastated by the white hot flames of inflation. From a distance, China’s economy seems to be the poster child of sustainable growth.