Chinese Sources

Beijing scrambles to find scapegoats

  • Wed, 09/09/2009 - 12:00

In need of a scapegoat over massive protests by the Han Chinese community in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, against a string of bizarre syringe attacks supposedly orchestrated by Uyghur separatists, the government at the weekend sacked Li Zhi, Urumqi's Communist Party chief.

The Tale of Eight Thousand Hunan Maidens Going Up Tian Mountain

  • Tue, 08/18/2009 - 12:00

Born and raised in Xinjiang, Huang Zhangjin (黄章晋) has worked as a journalist for several media organizations and is also a longtime blogger. Huang was also an editor of online forum, Uighur Online. The following post “Please Tell Them, Yahximusiz” was published on his Sohu blog on December 31, 2005, but has also recently been recirculated in the Chinese blogsphere following the violence in Urumqi on July 5.

Chinese oppression of minorities

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

The unrest in Urumqi and the massacre of Muslim Uighurs once again highlighted the instability of Chinese society and the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) cruel, merciless nature.

Uighur riots show need for rethink by Beijing

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

The deadly ethnic riot on Sunday in Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang province, is a wake-up call for Beijing. The violent incident, in which 156 were killed and more than 800 wounded, should prompt the Chinese government to change its policies and address the ethnic tensions in China’s restive border regions, particularly Xinjiang and Tibet.

Unveiled Rebiya Kadeer: a Uighur Dalai Lama

  • Tue, 07/07/2009 - 12:00

Rebiya Kadeer, presiding over the 'World Uighur Congress' and the 'Uighur American Association,' denied the accusation of masterminding the July 5th Urumqi bloody riots.

G20 showed the limits of China's ambitions

  • Fri, 04/10/2009 - 12:00

Before the G20 summit, China made a series of high-profile moves, notably comments by People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan about replacing the US dollar with special drawing rights or a global reserve currency.

Japanese expert warns of China's inevitable decline

  • Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:00

WANING POWER?: While China is currently a rising power, Watanabe Toshio warned that its attempts to claim other territories could spell its demise

Why China Had to Reform

  • Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

Former top Communist Party official Bao Tong examines the reasons behind the Communist Party's move toward economic reform, begun 30 years ago this month.

China Tightens Press Controls for 2009

  • Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

China plans a new press campaign to strengthen the Communist Party's image in the coming year, while writings on Taiwan and other 'sensitive' topics will receive closer scrutiny.

Two Faces' of Deng Xiaoping

  • Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

Deng Xiaoping saw himself as a man set apart from the common herd, and his only aim was to save the Chinese Communist Party, according to a former top official.