- Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:00
The Chinese howling about how Westerners are portraying Saturday night’s horrific slaughter at the Kunming train station have a point: It’s pretty hard not to call an unprovoked attack by 10 black-clad, sword-wielding assailants on a crowd of innocent civilians -- in which 29 victims died and 143 were wounded -- anything but a terrorist attack.
- Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:35
Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe. Today: China’s response to the deaths of more than 30 people in Kunming provides a revealing glimpse into Beijing’s mindset.
- Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:28
The most surprising thing about Ilham Tohti being charged with separatism is that it didn’t happen sooner.
- Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:20
US comments on human rights in China aren’t expected to change anything. Instead, they reveal the core of US-China distrust.
- Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:32
Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism” in China.
- Sat, 02/22/2014 - 18:09
A senior Chinese official has warned the West against meddling in his country’s domestic affairs. Zhu Weiqun said that China has “time on its side” to win over Western opinion to its point of view on the restive regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.
- Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:07
PEOPLE can usually recognise an egregious violation of religious freedom when they see one.
- Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:21
Genghis Khan was a 13th-century warrior in central Asia who founded the Mongol Empire, one of the largest empires in history.
- Fri, 02/07/2014 - 18:09
What would you do if your publisher was detained after something so innocuous as delivering a can of paint to a friend?