- Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:11
Like many other religions, Islam places importance with both spiritual cultivation and physical cleanliness. When a Muslim dies, the body must be purified, cleansed, shrouded, and buried within 24 hours.
- Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:02
The latest unrest in China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang has so far only been reported by official sources which are likely to have minimized the troubles
- Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:44
China's new leader, Xi Jinping, has revived Chairman Mao's doctrine of the "mass line". The founder of modern China didn't want the masses to have a vote, but he did think that it was vitally important to understand their views.
- Fri, 06/21/2013 - 00:00
China sees a political settlement in Afghanistan as increasingly important for its economic and security interests in the region, writes Andrew Small.
- Mon, 06/10/2013 - 00:00
China's President Xi Jinping is both a nationalist and a reformer. President Obama must understand the motivations for Mr. Xi’s nationalism, so that as the two leaders meet at a summit in California today, the US-China relationship will benefit. And the world will applaud.
- Tue, 06/04/2013 - 00:00
THE combination of a strong, rising China and economic stagnation in Europe and America is making the West increasingly uncomfortable.
- Tue, 05/28/2013 - 00:00
Violations of religious liberties have increased in some areas of the world, a U.S. State Department report says, singling out Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, even Belgium.
- Wed, 05/22/2013 - 00:00
Chinese leaders have reportedly banned the discussion of seven subjects in university classrooms as they attempt to “curb Western influence,” the Chronicle reported Monday.
- Fri, 05/10/2013 - 21:35
Stoking tensions with Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines over islands in the South and East China seas has not prevented an increasingly assertive China from opening yet another front by staging a military incursion across the disputed, forbidding Himalayan frontier.
- Wed, 05/08/2013 - 19:33
The increasing timidity of Western democracies to pursue the principle of responsibility to protect at an international level is leaving the Chinese government with the freedom to oppress