- Tue, 06/01/2010 - 12:00
Australian public opinion has made history. We have the distinction of becoming the first people in the world to name China as the world's leading economic power - even before the Chinese themselves.
- Tue, 05/25/2010 - 12:00
It seems China never expected South Korea to find actual evidence of North Korea’s hand in the Cheonan tragedy.
Internet Restored, But the Evils of Han Chauvinism, Party-State Despotism and Bankrupt Communism Remain
- Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:00
On May 14, residents of East Turkestan rediscovered the Internet -- not the Internet of unfettered access that is enjoyed the world over, but a lifting of the most draconian Internet restrictions ever seen so that people could finally access China's censored version.
- Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00
It was supposed to be my first visit to China in four and a half years. However, when I arrived in Beijing airport on Feb. 27, I was refused entry. Two hours later, I had to board the same plane that brought me there to return to Tokyo's Haneda Airport.
- Tue, 05/04/2010 - 12:00
Who owns human rights? For generations, the answer was the left -- the anti-fascist left that fought Franco and formed the core of the Free French, and took to the streets to defend the working man against capitalist exploitation.
- Mon, 05/03/2010 - 12:00
Inside China, the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang, or Turkestan, who came onto many people's radars for the first time after last summer's riots in Urumqi, might be a threat to the People's Republic, though I cannot imagine so tiny a minority challenging so giant a state.
- Mon, 04/19/2010 - 12:00
China’s blessed geography is so obvious a point that it tends to get overlooked in discussions of the country’s economic dynamism and national assertiveness.
- Thu, 03/25/2010 - 12:00
Will Afghanistan soon be no more than a Chinese province? These questions are prompted by yesterday’s meeting in Beijing between China’s leader, Hu Jintao, and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.
- Sun, 03/21/2010 - 12:00
For quite some time, I had been looking forward to travelling back to Xinjiang province, one of my favorite destinations in China, for a reporting trip.
- Wed, 03/17/2010 - 12:00
In many ways, China's constitution is a marvellous document. It guarantees Chinese citizens a host of rights, including “freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration.” The problem is, they exist only in theory.