Western Sources

China calls out 'overcritical' U.S.

  • Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

Last week, the U.S. State Department released its annual report on human rights around the world. It covers nearly 200 countries,

China factor to dominate top defence summit

  • Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

In the absence of a formal defence alliance like Nato, the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore has become the pre-eminent annual security gathering in the Asia-Pacific region.

Can China Have a Melting Pot?

  • Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:43

As the Bo Xilai saga continues, China watchers are struggling to make sense of what Brookings Institution scholar Cheng Li calls the biggest political crisis to strike China since at least the Tiananmen Square Incident on 1989.

China's suicide bomber: Hero or heroine?

  • Wed, 05/16/2012 - 00:00

For 24 hours last week, it appeared China had witnessed its first female suicide bomb attack, but the perpetrator wasn't a Uyghur protester or a Tibetan separatist

A look at dissidents who have left China in recent years

  • Wed, 05/02/2012 - 05:59

Why would the blind legal activist who fled house arrest in China want to remain there instead of seeking asylum, as some of Chen Guangcheng’s friends have said?

Ousted Chinese Leader Is Said to Have Spied on Other Top Officials

  • Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:04

When Hu Jintao, China’s top leader, picked up the telephone last August to talk to a senior anticorruption official visiting Chongqing,

In China, Rumblings of an Ideological Campaign

  • Thu, 04/26/2012 - 20:57

In the wake of the dismissal of Politburo member Bo Xilai, is another political storm brewing?

U.S. meeting with China to avoid unfolding murder case

  • Tue, 04/24/2012 - 00:00

When U.S. and Chinese officials sit down next week for their first high-level meeting in months

Can we trust China? Fallout from the murder of a Briton

  • Tue, 04/24/2012 - 00:00

The death of Neil Heywood and the purge of Bo Xilai have frayed the nerves of Western investors in China. Will the fear abate, or is this just the beginning? Ben Chu examines the case

From Kashgar to Kashi (喀什): The Chinese Remaking of Kashgar

  • Tue, 04/17/2012 - 00:00

The ancient Silk Road oasis of Kashgar, where Uyghurs have played host to a vibrant Central Asian trading culture, is getting a makeover.