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Is China Playing With American Fire?

  • Fri, 02/08/2013 - 22:32

China and the United States have mutual economic interests and a common global agenda in many areas.

CHINA: Should religious freedom be a "core interest"?

  • Thu, 02/07/2013 - 19:35

Why does the Chinese state adopt measures that result in freedom of religion and belief violations?

China's Iron Silk Road

  • Wed, 02/06/2013 - 19:47

As US and NATO forces pull out of Afghanistan, China is moving in with investment and diplomatic capital.

Decision time for Central Asia: Russia or China?

  • Fri, 01/25/2013 - 21:02

Vladimir Putin’s attempts to draw the countries of central Asia into his fledgling Eurasian Union creates a dilemma for some of them: if they take up his offer, they might lose their valuable trading links with China. Li Lifan and Raffaello Pantucci discuss their options.

China in Revolution and War

  • Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:03

Several serious problems in China could trigger a major crisis, potentially igniting either a domestic revolution or foreign war.

Has China Lost Myanmar?

  • Tue, 01/15/2013 - 00:00

As Myanmar’s messy democracy turns to the West, Beijing debates stirring up ethnic tensions to rile the government and maintain its leverage.

U.S. Must Break Silence on China’s Increased Media Censorship

  • Tue, 01/15/2013 - 00:00

In 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an important speech condemning government censorship, calling for greater Internet freedom and reiterating that freedom of expression was a vital U.S. value.

2012 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

  • Fri, 01/11/2013 - 22:41

As people across the globe shared their hopes and dreams for 2013 with families and friends at the turn of the New Year, reports that Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin had died in Shaya prison 'sometime in 2011' were still unconfirmed.

Memo to Obama: How to handle China

  • Thu, 01/10/2013 - 00:00

Your first administration got off to a shaky start on China, mainly because you assumed that by showing sufficient respect you could gain Beijing’s cooperation.

Echoes of Tiananmen resound in China

  • Thu, 01/10/2013 - 00:00

Last updated: January 9, 2013 6:39 pm
By Kathrin Hille in Guangzhou