Commentary

China Policy Ossified, Wishful, Ruinous

  • Mon, 01/17/2011 - 11:00

 The White House plans a state dinner for Hu Jintao next week. Yet, it is high time to re-think U.S.-China policy that has become out of step and injurious.

Of U.S.-China Summits, Past and Present

  • Mon, 01/17/2011 - 11:00

One way to judge the prospects of President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the United States this week is to place it in the context of previous China-U.S. summit meetings.

Beijing's Broken Promises on Human Rights

  • Mon, 01/10/2011 - 11:00

The National Human Rights Action Plan wraps up after two years, but confessions extracted by torture are still accepted in Chinese courts.

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 Constructive Cambodian

  • Wed, 01/05/2011 - 11:00

At any given time at the Phnom Penh International Airport or the Kingdom’s borders with Thailand and Vietnam, young Cambodians can be found streaming out of the Kingdom to find work abroad.

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

China and the Next American Century

  • Tue, 12/21/2010 - 11:00

Beijing's Politburo has nothing on Mark Zuckerberg.

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.

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.

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