- Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:00
Just more than a year ago, Cambodia was praised by the United Nations for its work on behalf of refugees. It was one of only two nations in Southeast Asia to sign the 1951 international convention on refugees, and it opened a brand new office that seemed to suggest a new determination to protect refugees’ human rights.
- Wed, 12/16/2009 - 11:00
As President Obama emphasized the benefits of the free flow of information at a town hall meeting during a visit to Shanghai last month, around 20 million citizens of China living in East Turkestan, a region comprising one-sixth of China's territory, remained submerged in an ongoing Internet blackout which was implemented by government officials hours after protests started on July 5, 2009 in the regional capital of Urumchi.
- Mon, 12/14/2009 - 11:00
In accepting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Thursday, President Obama talked about the quiet dignity of human rights reformers such as Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, the bravery of Zimbabwean voters who "cast their ballots in the face of beatings" and the need to bear witness to "the hundreds of thousands who have marched silently through the streets of Iran.
- Fri, 12/11/2009 - 11:00
Many residents of China's far western city of Urumqi spent the second half of 2009 cut off from the world after the government sent in paramilitary police, imposed curfews, and suspended most internet and some telephone services.
- Sun, 12/06/2009 - 11:00
President Barack Obama has recently concluded a four-nation, eight-day trip through Asia. Has the president's lengthy trip fulfilled his stated intention of announcing that the United States was "back" in Asia? Has the president achieved any tangible policy results? Was the trip a success or an embarrassment?
- Tue, 12/01/2009 - 11:00
In all the recent controversy over racism in China--focused on 20-year-old Shanghai pop singer Lou Jing, whose mother is Chinese and father is African-American--people forgot to mention how the Chinese bureaucracy itself encourages citizens to classify themselves by race.