Commentary

2010 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

  • Wed, 01/05/2011 - 11:00

Looking back over 2010, many of the incidents in the Uyghur human rights year stemmed from the summer of 2009.

The limits of Chinese expansionism

  • Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:00

On a November evening in this northern Lao border town, a crowd gathered around a traffic accident between two Chinese drivers. As tempers flared, Chinese casino guards moved tentatively to keep the peace.

Han Han, China's most popular blogger, shuts down new magazine

  • Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:00

Party, a literary magazine for alternative thinkers, appears to have collapsed after one issue

Cambodia's failure to protect

  • Tue, 12/21/2010 - 11:00

IF you can, never become an asylum-seeker. The point is perhaps an obvious one, but worth making. Asylum-seekers are people who have made a decision, or had the decision forced upon them, to leave behind everything they know because of what they believe in or because were they to stay, they would have everything, including their lives, taken from them.

China and the Next American Century

  • Tue, 12/21/2010 - 11:00

Beijing's Politburo has nothing on Mark Zuckerberg.

Don't let China be a Middle Kingdom bully

  • Mon, 12/13/2010 - 11:00

One of the more frightening aspects of China's persecution of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned dissident and this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, is that the government never even bothered to frame him.

Eloquence of the empty chair

  • Sat, 12/11/2010 - 11:00

The empty chair at yesterday's Nobel peace prize ceremony is a needed reminder of two things.

When did basic human values become un-Chinese?

  • Sat, 12/11/2010 - 11:00

The morning before the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded, the Communist Party- controlled media released a statement denouncing the man who would have been in Oslo to receive it, if he were not banned from attending the ceremony.

Ambivalence, Idealism, and the Nobel Peace Prize

  • Sat, 12/11/2010 - 11:00

This time last year, I was celebrating Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

How China branded Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo a traitor

  • Sat, 12/11/2010 - 11:00

The magazine is banned in mainland China. So, too, is its Web site. Its editor is barred from visiting the land of his birth. Yet Chinese authorities have repeatedly cited reporting from the blacklisted publication.

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