China's bullying tactics backfire

  • Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:44

China's new leader, Xi Jinping, has revived Chairman Mao's doctrine of the "mass line". The founder of modern China didn't want the masses to have a vote, but he did think that it was vitally important to understand their views.

Why is China talking to the Taliban?

  • Fri, 06/21/2013 - 00:00

China sees a political settlement in Afghanistan as increasingly important for its economic and security interests in the region, writes Andrew Small.

President Obama must understand the nationalism of China's President Xi

  • Mon, 06/10/2013 - 00:00

China's President Xi Jinping is both a nationalist and a reformer. President Obama must understand the motivations for Mr. Xi’s nationalism, so that as the two leaders meet at a summit in California today, the US-China relationship will benefit. And the world will applaud.

China’s Economic Empire

  • Tue, 06/04/2013 - 00:00

THE combination of a strong, rising China and economic stagnation in Europe and America is making the West increasingly uncomfortable.

The International Religious Freedom Report for 2012, which was released by Secretary of State John F. Kerry pursuant to a 1998 act of Congress, is unsparing in describing violations of religious freedom even in countries allied with the United States. (Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images / February 13, 2013)

Religious freedom under attack

  • Tue, 05/28/2013 - 00:00

Violations of religious liberties have increased in some areas of the world, a U.S. State Department report says, singling out Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, even Belgium.

China bans seven topics in university classrooms including mistakes of communism

  • Wed, 05/22/2013 - 00:00

Chinese leaders have reportedly banned the discussion of seven subjects in university classrooms as they attempt to “curb Western influence,” the Chronicle reported Monday.

China’s land grab in India

  • Fri, 05/10/2013 - 21:35

Stoking tensions with Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines over islands in the South and East China seas has not prevented an increasingly assertive China from opening yet another front by staging a military incursion across the disputed, forbidding Himalayan frontier.

The Kashgar incident and China’s Uyghur question

  • Wed, 05/08/2013 - 19:33

The increasing timidity of Western democracies to pursue the principle of responsibility to protect at an international level is leaving the Chinese government with the freedom to oppress

The Uyghurs of China: Unforeseen Victims of the War on Terror

  • Tue, 05/07/2013 - 22:17

Discourses surrounding the ‘war on terror’ have proved useful in China’s concerted efforts to deny the rights of the Uyghur population, who faced yet another deadly attack on 23 April

China's minority problem is a global problem

  • Fri, 05/03/2013 - 23:24

What happens in China does not stay in China. Everything and everybody is connected in today’s world. Neither China nor America is an island. What happens in one country impacts the other – and often, all humanity.