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Censors Without Borders

  • Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese-Canadian writer Denise Chong’s 1994 book “The Concubine’s Children,” a memoir of her maternal grandparents, won admiring reviews and spent more than a year and a half on The Globe and Mail’s best-seller list.

Taking On Guantánamo

  • Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

New Haven attorney Elizabeth P. Gilson didn’t know what she was getting into. In 2005, she had read newspaper reports about lawyers traveling to the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to help prisoners the government suspected of being enemy combatants. Lawyers were trying to file habeas petitions on behalf of prisoners to find out why they were incarcerated.

The Next Round of the Great Game

  • Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

The April uprising in Kyrgyzstan illuminates the latest phase of the Great Game.

Inside a censored China

  • Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

Beijing-based academic Kaiser Kuo will bravely step into a local political storm in a series of televised debates this week as one of the few voices arguing that some forms of internet censorship can be justified.

The Beijing consensus is to keep quiet

  • Thu, 05/06/2010 - 12:00

In the West people worry that developing countries want to copy “the China model”. Such talk makes people in China uncomfortable

The Internet Helps Build Democracies

  • Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

The revolts in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Burma, Xinjiang, and Iran could never have happened without the web.

USCIRF Eleventh Annual Report on Religious Freedom in the World Released

  • Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today announced its 2010 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State Department that 13 nations–Burma, China, North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam–be named “countries of particular concern,” or CPCs.

China deflates Kadeer's publicity balloon

  • Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

The People's Republic has learned from its counterproductive bully-boy tactics in Australia

Chinese Leaders Revive Marxist Orthodoxy

  • Thu, 04/29/2010 - 12:00

Two unusual developments in elite Chinese politics have observers wondering if the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is moving toward political reform and changes in its policy toward ethnic minorities.

US defense of global religious freedom wanes under Obama, panel says

  • Thu, 04/29/2010 - 12:00

A bipartisan national commission finds President Obama wanting when it comes to defending and promoting global religious freedom. It names 13 countries as serious violators.