- Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:56
On the first of April, the Chinese government announced a string of measures aimed at accelerating development in Xinjiang, its Western territory at 3500km from Beijing.
- Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00
The Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is very mindful of its image in the world. One cannot fault her for such an attitude, after all, it is the second largest economy and much of its success owes it to the perception it has been able to create.
- Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00
The simple statement of fact is that Beijing’s human rights record is appalling
- Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:58
Desperation drives people to desperate measures. It is not for nothing that people sell their houses, abandon their homelands and place their family’s fate in the hands of human traffickers in an attempt to forge a better life.
- Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:15
After a hiatus of many months, there are indications to suggest that Beijing could be contemplating some initiative on the Tibet issue.
- Tue, 03/18/2014 - 19:28
Our region has a duty to protect the rights of migrants who face persecution by authorities back home
- Tue, 03/18/2014 - 19:24
The roots of the hatred between ethnic Han Chinese, China’s dominant group, and the mainly Muslim Uighurs of the western borderlands go deep.
- Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:49
Last week, China’s two primary legislative bodies, the National People’s Congress and the People’s Political Consultative Congress, convened their annual meetings in Beijing
- Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:36
Slavic nationalism is an explosive brew, as we know from the former Yugoslavia. The situation in the Crimean peninsula is providing premonitions of a second Bosnia.
- Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:32
The Chinese government’s difficulties with the Uighur minority in its westernmost region are increasing, despite Beijing’s efforts to integrate Uighurs with the country’s Han-speaking majority.