- Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:00
When rioting broke out between ethnic Han Chinese and Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim people, in far western China last July, the longtime regional Communist Party head, Wang Lequan, accused Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled Uighur leader, of instigating them from abroad.
- Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:00
The Witness to Guantanamo Project (W2G) just returned from filming interviews with the Uyghurs in Palau.
- Sat, 01/09/2010 - 11:00
The U.S. federal government runs a gigantic budget deficit, which will hurt the economy for the next decade. China buys some of the bonds sold in order to raise the money to finance that deficit. The PRC has about $800 billion in official holdings of Treasuries, plus perhaps that much in other types of holdings.
- Sun, 01/03/2010 - 11:00
The execution of Akmal Shaikh is Europe's cue to stand up to an abusive one-party state and forget trade
- Sat, 01/02/2010 - 11:00
A virus is sweeping Asia. The symptoms are heightened xenophobia and amnesia about fundamental refugee rights. Australia and Indonesia succumbed first, in October, when they stopped boats carrying Sri Lankans. Neither country would allow the Sri Lankans to disembark even though they came from a country experiencing massive violence and displacement.
- Fri, 01/01/2010 - 11:00
THE WEST'S Christmas holiday season has become a season of repression for Asia's authoritarian regimes. On Christmas Day, China sentenced one of its foremost dissidents, Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison for the "crime" of helping create the democracy manifesto Charter 2008. Days earlier Beijing induced Cambodia to hand over 20 Uighur refugees who should have been under the protection of the United Nations.