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China evades questions about its record on torture, the lack of independence of its judiciary, or the fact that many of its laws violate universal human rights. Photograph: AP

We should not trust China over the forcible return of its citizens

  • Tue, 12/08/2015 - 20:02

Beijing is eroding key principles of international law by returning its citizens against their will to a country where they may face persecution

Xinjiang, Terror, and China’s Contempt for Freedom of the Press

  • Thu, 12/03/2015 - 18:46

There’s a reason why China ranks No. 176 out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2015 World Press Freedom Index, only better than Eritrea, North Korea, Turkmenistan and Syria.

In Sost, a border town in northern Pakistan, the new Silk Road is under construction, a giant project China depicts as a way to extend economic development to its troubled inland neighbors. PHOTO: AAMIR QURESHI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Can Beijing Sell Silk Road as a Marshall Plan Against Terror?

  • Tue, 12/01/2015 - 21:57

China needs West’s buy-in on stabilizing effects of its Silk Road project

An advertisement for an e-commerce website in Beijing. Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press

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.

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