- Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:00
Chinese President Hu Jintao goes to Central Asia on Tuesday for a summit and war games officially focused on fighting terrorism, but which Beijing hopes will also boost its presence in an energy-rich region.
- Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:00
In October 2005, China celebrates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and in this the third issue of China Heritage Newsletter we examine aspects of the cultural heritage of Xinjiang, a region that covers 1.66 million square kilometers in China's far north-west, or roughly one sixth of the country.
- Tue, 08/14/2007 - 04:00
In July 2007, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (S.C.O.) -- consisting of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan -- founded a so-called "Energy Club" to coordinate energy strategies. On August 16, the heads of state will hold their annual summit, this time in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. After the summit, they will travel to Chebarkul, a city in Russia's Urals, to attend the closure of the S.C.O. military exercises.
- Fri, 08/10/2007 - 12:00
Having moved beyond their antagonistic Cold War relationship, Russia and China are now seeking to develop a strategic partnership. In addition to Russia's substantial arms sales to China and the joint military exercises conducted under the umbrella of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the two countries have also sought to cement their bilateral relationship through energy ties.
- Fri, 08/03/2007 - 12:00
It may seem improbable that a regional cooperation organization commences its annual summit against the backdrop of military exercises. The European Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the African Union, the Organization of Latin American States - none of them has ever done that.
- Wed, 07/25/2007 - 12:00
The intersection of Ba Ying and Siao Tong streets in the western Chinese oil city of Korla could pass for suburban California. Shopping malls jostle for the attention of the well-heeled passersby, while the nearby river is lined with pristine walkways, parks, and sculptures.
- Sun, 07/22/2007 - 12:00
The Chinese executioners came for Ismail Semed before 9am. They led him out of his cell as the sun climbed over the Tien Shan mountains in the land he called East Turkestan.
- Tue, 07/17/2007 - 12:00
China's relations with Pakistan, which are close and warm as never before, have come under severe strain lately from the growing militancy in Pakistan. The Pakistani military's storming last week of the Red Mosque (Lal Masjid) has been an important indicator of the tenor of the relationship.
- Tue, 07/10/2007 - 12:00
Accusations of espionage against Dzhyparkul Arykova, a consultant to the Kyrgyz parliamentary press service arrested on June 19, has thrown the national intelligence community into crisis. In recent days the authorities have tried to distance themselves from media reports that the case centers on Arykova’s involvement with Chinese intelligence.