Commentary

China must uphold religious freedom in new year

  • Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

Government crackdowns on believers won’t bring the stability officials crave

China’s hardfisted expansionism must be replaced with rule of law

  • Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:23

Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.

China Sharpens Its Censorship Blade

  • Tue, 02/03/2015 - 19:51

In early November, when Beijing played host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, city officials closed hundreds of factories and forced millions of vehicles off the roads to clear the soupy gray smog that normally blankets the sky.

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Exploiting Terrorism as a Pretext for Repression

  • Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:01
By Mark P. Lagon And Arch Puddington

Jan. 27, 2015 6:23 p.m. ET

Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts silver medal at the New York Festivals radio awards ceremony.

His Brother’s Keeper, Beijing Style

  • Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00

Chinese authorities hunt the family of a Washington-based reporter.

Hong Kong democrats with yellow umbrellas in January 2014. Photo: HongKong/Reuters

The Chinese Empire’s Burning Peripheries

  • Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Crackdowns in Hong Kong and Xinjiang threaten Taiwan—and regional peace.

China’s empty promise of rule by law

  • Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

During the year that is drawing to a close this week, much has been made of the Communist Party of China’s new emphasis on “governing the country according to law.”

Not in our interests

  • Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was enthusiastic about China after his recent, brief trip to the Middle Kingdom

Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelnur Eli

Speaking to China: Why Europe needs unity on human rights

  • Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:15

This week, the EU holds the latest round of talks in its ongoing dialogue with China on the issue of human rights. One obvious topic for the agenda is the case of Ilham Tohti.

Suspected Turkish migrants sit after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand Thursday, March 13, 2014. AP Photo

Repatriating Uighurs could come back to haunt us

  • Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:48

Beijing's crackdown on the ethnic group is creating anger across the Islamic world; Thailand risks a backlash if it sends refugees back to China

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