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2009: A year in human rights

  • Fri, 01/01/2010 - 11:00

With a new US president, international crises from Gaza to Sri Lanka, and continued political impediments to international justice, 2009 has been a busy year for those working in the field of human rights.

The Hong Kong Model: How China Can Democratize & Hold Together

  • Fri, 01/01/2010 - 11:00

China may be fast moving toward global superpower status, with rates of industrialization and wealth-creation nearly unprecedented in human history.

World Watch: Obama's China policy earns mixed reviews

  • Thu, 12/31/2009 - 11:00

It's New Year's Eve. Around the world, it's a time for taking stock in one's life. In Washington, we've elevated stock-taking to an art form. But here, it's taking stock in politics, policy and other people's lives. Continuing in that spirit, here's a review of where things stand with China policy.

As US fights the Taliban, China gets down to business in Afghanistan

  • Thu, 12/31/2009 - 11:00

Behind an electrified fence, blast-resistant sandbags and 53 National Police outposts, the Afghan surge is well under way.

In testing times, China's star rises

  • Wed, 12/23/2009 - 11:00

As a year fraught with economic turmoil and loaded with politically sensitive anniversaries comes to an end, Chinese leaders can breathe a sigh of relief and congratulate themselves for deftly navigating the nation through perilous times.

China resets terms of engagement in Central Asia

  • Wed, 12/23/2009 - 11:00

Nursultan Nazarbayev has a way of drawing lines in the sand. The president of Kazakhstan recently told global oil and metal majors that new laws would allow only those foreign investors that cooperate with his industrialization program to tap his nation's mineral resources.

Five political risks to watch in China

  • Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:00

China has so far weathered the global economic downturn with its growth rate staying robust and no sign the government faces any major
challenge to its rule.

PM Harper, Canada, and China: No Love Lost

  • Mon, 12/21/2009 - 11:00

There is no love lost, but there needs not be love to continue a pragmatic economic relationship that will grow or not on the basis of mutual interest but not on shared political/social values.

Denise Chong: Never bow before the bully

  • Thu, 12/17/2009 - 11:00

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in the air en route to Beijing last week, I waited out a connection in an airport lounge.

Can China Turn Cotton Green?

  • Tue, 12/15/2009 - 11:00

Producing 'natural' cotton clothing is a huge and filthy global business that, Chinese-commissioned research shows, will be extremely difficult to clean up.