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Notes on the China I’m Leaving Behind

  • Mon, 11/30/2015 - 14:29

I GOT together at a restaurant the other night with some Chinese and expatriate friends. While bossa nova played in the background, we sipped French merlot and snapped iPhone photos of one another making goofy faces.

We’re not having this discussion

  • Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:26

Over the weekend, a post on the official Weibo account of the United Nations said its Committee Against Torture had questioned China insistently over its record on such issues as judicial independence and its use of “black jails.”

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China's Own 'Double Standard' on Terrorism

  • Tue, 11/24/2015 - 18:19

China continues to lump terrorist groups and peaceful activists together — and to censor media coverage of both.

Uighur women protest against the Chinese government in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region Getty

Independent: As China joins the anti-Isis brigade, must we keep quiet about the Uighurs?

  • Tue, 11/24/2015 - 18:14

It is clear that large-scale oppression by China of the Uighurs has been under way for years

China’s double standard

  • Fri, 11/20/2015 - 19:17

On the very day of the Paris attacks, the Ministry of Public Security announced through an official Weibo account that “police in Xinjiang had destroyed a group of terrorists following a 56-day hunt.”

China’s double standard

  • Fri, 11/20/2015 - 19:17

On the very day of the Paris attacks, the Ministry of Public Security announced through an official Weibo account that “police in Xinjiang had destroyed a group of terrorists following a 56-day hunt.”

China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ plan greeted with caution

  • Fri, 11/20/2015 - 19:15

No Chinese initiative has been lapped up so eagerly since Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book inspired millions across the globe in the 1960s. This time the proponents of the “One Belt, One Road” slogan are not young idealists but suit-clad and normally more sobersided politicians, bank analysts and economists.

Photo from the deleted Weibo posts, via Quartz

The Consequences of the Paris and Beirut Attacks for China

  • Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:58

The coordinated series of bombings and shootings by the Islamic State (IS) on Friday the 13th which killed 129 people in Paris and 43 people in Beirut the day before, will have long-reaching repercussions on the domestic and foreign policies of many nations.

China’s Internal Migration Woes

  • Tue, 11/17/2015 - 21:19

To resolve ethnic conflict in Xinjiang and Tibet, the Chinese government must cease its policy of internal Han migration.

Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Oct. 14. © Reuters

Digging in deeper in Russia's backyard

  • Thu, 11/12/2015 - 21:16

China's economic ambitions in Central Asia are enormous, exemplified by its Silk Road Economic Belt proposals.

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