Commentary

The U.S. Stands Up to China's Bullying

  • Wed, 07/28/2010 - 12:00

Secretary of State Clinton and Defense Secretary Gates have put Beijing on notice that we will counter any regional expansionism.

Fear of separatism likely to limit recognition

  • Fri, 07/23/2010 - 12:00

Domestic factors mean those who do not recognise Kosovo are unlikely to change their minds, writes DANIEL McLAUGHLIN

Xinjiang Enticements

  • Thu, 07/22/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese central government has been using a heavy duty carrot and stick approach to the resource rich, predominantly Muslim Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Taiwan is following the path of Xinjiang

  • Thu, 07/22/2010 - 12:00

I ran into World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer by the elevator on my way to attend a hearing on July 19 of the US Congressional Executive Commission on China on conditions in Xinjiang a year after the riots in July last year.

Ma is blind to roots of terror in Taiwan

  • Mon, 07/19/2010 - 12:00

President and ruling rightist Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou displayed Thursday a dangerous blindness to the historical roots of the "White Terror" inflicted by the KMT on Taiwan during the nearly four decades of martial law rule that threatens to pave the way for a future tragedy.

Leading Uyghur advocate supports terror probe

  • Thu, 07/15/2010 - 12:00

Rebiya Kadeer, president of the World Uyghur Congress and winner of the 2004 Rafto Prize in Norway, says she “felt terrible” after hearing that a fellow Uyghur had been arrested on terrorism charges in Norway last week.

When censorship is on the line, answer the call

  • Wed, 07/14/2010 - 12:00

I very rarely pick up the general phone in the office: I'm usually protected by a phalanx of staff. I think Angie, our receptionist, must have slipped downstairs for a quick ciggie.

Living Target

  • Wed, 07/07/2010 - 12:00

Chinese Maj. Gen. Luo Yuan, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences, told a Hong Kong TV station Monday, “If a U.S. aircraft carrier enters the Yellow Sea, it will become a living target.”

Is There Anybody Out There?

  • Tue, 07/06/2010 - 12:00

Once upon a time in a far away land there were beatings, arrests, extra judicial executions, murder and oppression. The story went on and on and the whole world kept quiet.

The Uyghur voice: 2009-10, and beyond

  • Mon, 07/05/2010 - 12:00

The violent protests of July 2009 in Urumchi revealed deep-rooted problems in Beijing’s policy towards the Uyghur people of Xinjiang region in China’s far west. The path to resolution can only be unblocked by acknowledging the Uyghurs’ right to speak, says Henryk Szadziewski.

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