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.

The Long Arm of the Law in Xinjiang: Fresh Violence Erupts in China's Muslim Far West

  • Thu, 05/02/2013 - 22:01

Two outbreaks of deadly violence in Xinjiang this week highlight China's failure to bring stability to its troubled far west Muslim frontier.

Echoes of the last massacre in East Turkestan

  • Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:00

While Turkish media showed great interest in the massacre in which 21 people were killed in East Turkestan (Xinjiang), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not even made a statement yet.

How to Understand China's Foreign Policy

  • Tue, 04/23/2013 - 20:12

China can become a beacon for the world -- if it trades in its conservative foreign policy for one that emphasizes universal values.