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Empty chair saved for Burmese poet, comedian

  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00

Most featured writers at this year's International Festival of Authors will spend Toronto's 29th annual literary happening engaged in readings, panel discussions, book signings and media interviews, with time out maybe to catch up with cherished friends and colleagues over an evening of dinner and drinks.


  • Mon, 10/20/2008 - 12:00

Despite the immense publicity generated by the Georgian crisis and the Olympics, those events are by no means the only important developments affecting Central Asia and the Caucasus.

West of the middle kingdom

  • Fri, 10/17/2008 - 12:00

Xiyun Yang travels to Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims and Han Chinese uneasily coexist.

Far East promise

  • Fri, 10/17/2008 - 12:00

China's potential lures adventurous winemakers

Commentary: Free the Uighurs!

  • Thu, 10/16/2008 - 12:00

On Oct. 7, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order, unprecedented over the last seven years, directing the government to release immediately 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantánamo into the continental United States by the end of that week.

Unlocking Gitmo

  • Thu, 10/16/2008 - 12:00

As a federal judge put it, it's time "to shine the light of constitutionality" on the legal black hole of Guantanamo Bay, the offshore lockup that continues to shame this country, its traditions, and the anti-terrorism fight.

Getting Gandhi to the Chinese

  • Wed, 10/15/2008 - 12:00

In 1980 while on a climbing expedition in the Sinkiang province of China, I was one of two from our group asked by the Chinese hosts to teach an English class to a group of professional (engineers, teachers, doctors), educated Han Chinese who advanced their careers by studying English.

China's story: putting the PR into the PRC

  • Mon, 10/13/2008 - 12:00

Beijing is the target of world criticism over its Olympic preparations and its Tibet and Xinjiang policies. It needs a better public-relations response, says James A Millward.

Uyghurs stuck in Guantanamo limbo

  • Thu, 10/09/2008 - 12:00

Civil rights groups in the United States had lauded Tuesday's Federal Court decision to release 17 Chinese Muslim Uyghurs held without charges for seven years at the infamous US military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Now, it seems they spoke to soon.

The American dream got sold out to China and Japan

  • Wed, 09/24/2008 - 12:00

Many have predicted that the 21st Century will be the Century of China. It seems that the jokers in charge of Wall Street and our federal regulators assigned to watch over "The Street" are attempting to speed up this prediction.