- Mon, 11/26/2007 - 11:00
Ethnic settlements of Uyghurs (ethnics of Turkic origin) exist in many countries, including the United States. But the dictatorship of China wants its population to be homogeneous ethnically as well.
- Wed, 11/21/2007 - 11:00
China's eight million Muslim Turkic Uighurs hit the global stage with the fight for their rights after Beijing uses the war on terror to legitimize a crackdown on the minority and stave off its worst nightmare.
- Fri, 11/16/2007 - 11:00
China on Thursday issued a blueprint for the expansion of its 'multi-party cooperation system' under the leadership of the ruling Communist Party, saying consultation with eight state-approved minor parties would 'play a more and more important role.'
- Thu, 11/15/2007 - 11:00
As expected, no major “policy” surprise came from the 17th Chinese Communist Party Congress, particularly towards Taiwan. President Hu Jintao’s political report on Taiwan from now until 2012 will be more of the same. The Anti-Secession Law (fan fenlie guojia fa) provided the legal foundation, and Hu's "four-point” guidelines are directing the policy
- Thu, 11/15/2007 - 11:00
On November 2, the sixth annual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of Government began in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The six member states include Kazakhastan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan . India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan attended as observers and Afghanistan as a guest of the host country Uzbekistan.
- Mon, 11/12/2007 - 11:00
In the wake of last month's 17th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, the leadership has stepped up its campaign to convince the world of the legitimacy of what might be called "democracy with Chinese characteristics".
- Fri, 11/09/2007 - 11:00
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao recently concluded a whirlwind tour of Central Asia following the sixth Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, held in Tashkent on November 2. While there, Wen met with Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Masimov.
- Tue, 11/06/2007 - 11:00
China sees the 2008 Olympics as an opportunity to present a positive and smiling image to the outside world. (It actually has launched an international photo competition for children with smiling faces, but typically declines to indicate how these are to be used.)
- Thu, 11/01/2007 - 12:00
With the just-ended 17th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress marking the mid-point of his ten-year tenure, General Secretary and President Hu Jintao is a man in a hurry. There is little wonder why after consolidating his grip over the party, state and army, the “new helmsman” has moved quickly to fulfill the goals enunciated at the five-yearly conclave.