Western Sources

Four Issues Facing China

  • Tue, 04/09/2013 - 21:41

There are four fundamental issues that China’s new leaders must face: economic performance, social stability, leadership cohesion, and foreign policy.

Shutting down the internet - Thou shalt not kill

  • Thu, 04/04/2013 - 21:46

Turning off the entire internet is a nuclear option best not exercised

Is China Pivoting to the Middle East?

  • Fri, 03/29/2013 - 21:08

Chinese people have begun casting their gaze westward. But will the government follow suit?

China’s Central Asia Challenge and Opportunity

  • Tue, 03/26/2013 - 00:00

The International Crisis Group (ICG) has published an insightful study of "China’s Central Asia Problem" that underscores Beijing's vital economic and security interests in the region as well as the challenges to them.

Religious Repression of Uyghurs in East Turkestan

  • Fri, 03/22/2013 - 23:39

Restrictions placed on religion in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have rightly been well documented among groups such as Chinese Christians and Tibetan Buddhists.

Democracy and Human Rights in the Context of the Asia Rebalance

  • Fri, 03/22/2013 - 23:34

Testimony of Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

The Internet in China

  • Fri, 03/15/2013 - 11:21

The Chinese Communist Party runs one of the world’s biggest digital empires, if not the biggest. In the Middle Kingdom, all Internet access is owned by the state, which is usually another way of saying the Party.

In Central Asia, China Casts a Long Shadow

  • Wed, 03/06/2013 - 11:25

Along its western border, China's influence is only beginning to grow.

Revanchist China

  • Mon, 02/25/2013 - 19:38

In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, on February 22, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe informed the audience of officials, experts, and journalists that Japan is “back” and will not stand down in its ongoing sovereignty dispute with China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.

Westward Ho!

  • Mon, 02/11/2013 - 20:31

As America pivots east, China marches in the other direction.