Commentary

A Turkish Primer on Engaging Beijing

  • Thu, 04/19/2012 - 00:00

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to China last week was bound to be notable, since this was the first visit by a Turkish head of government in 27 years.

Greens right to publicly highlight human rights abuses in China

  • Tue, 04/17/2012 - 00:00

A visit to New Zealand by China’s fourth-ranked leader is welcomed by the Green Party with demands that the Government put human rights abuses firmly on the agenda in meetings.

Erdogan Visits Xinjiang

  • Fri, 04/13/2012 - 00:00

On April 8, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Xinjiang (East Turkestan), the ethnically Uyghur and Muslim region controlled by China.

Signs of a New Tiananmen in China

  • Fri, 04/13/2012 - 00:00

Pervasive corruption, lawlessness among the ruling elites, and a sense of a loss of direction permeating all levels of Chinese society. The conditions for another Tiananmen may be there.

China’s Wen Jiabao: Taking it to the streets

  • Thu, 04/12/2012 - 21:21

The political brouhaha over Bo Xilai’s ouster as Chongqing Party Secretary continues to reverberate throughout China’s political system.

China’s Future Political Ideology Being Examined in Beijing

  • Thu, 04/12/2012 - 21:19

The inauguration of the next generation of Chinese leaders this autumn will be the third time I have witnessed such a handover of national power in Beijing

The Bo Xilai Sideshow

  • Thu, 04/12/2012 - 21:15

The dust hasn’t settled on the dramatic Bo Xilai affair in China. Indeed, it may never fully do so despite a report from Beijing that the

High expectations for China's presumptive premier

  • Fri, 04/06/2012 - 21:33

If body language is a good gauge of political standing, Li Keqiang is looking very much like China's premier-in-waiting.

Lies, damned lies, and Chinese propaganda

  • Wed, 04/04/2012 - 19:10

"Shocking, outrageous and totally unacceptable": That was how the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization

China seeks further engagement from Turkey in Xinjiang region

  • Tue, 04/03/2012 - 18:45

In a visible shift of policy in the last decade, the Chinese government has turned to Turkey to bolster its grip over

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