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Double Agency

  • Thu, 11/26/2009 - 11:00

The British edition of “Typhoon” came out one year ago. I was living in China then and ordered a copy from London. It never arrived, though the Royal Mail’s tracking system showed that it had made its way as far as a Beijing shipping depot.

Cyberwarfare: The Issue China Won't Touch

  • Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:00

U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to China has a dirty little secret: cyberwarfare. It is an issue Beijing refuses to acknowledge exists, but it has the potential to torpedo military relations between the two nations.

The Other Tibet

  • Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:00

The Uygurs, Muslim people of China’s resource-rich far west, are becoming strangers in their own land as Han Chinese pour in. Like the Tibetans, who face similar pressures, some Uygurs see a chance for a better life, but others protest the disintegration of their culture, even at the risk of death.

President Obama Must Press China on Web Censorship

  • Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:00

In China, Google is forced to censor its search engine, Facebook and Twitter are blocked, U.S. news agencies are barred from selling their services freely, and foreign investment in the media industry is closely watched.

Media Report Xinjiang and Tehran Uprisings Differently Chinese regime succeeds in suppressing information

  • Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:00

The June uprising in Iran and the July Uyghur uprising in Xinjiang, western China, featured a number of striking similarities.

Can President Obama Pull a Cairo-Speech Moment in China?

  • Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:00

President Barack Obama's maiden trip to China will be his first face-to-face opportunity to shape U.S.-China relations – the bilateral relationship he has labeled "as important as any in the world."

Scientist Speaks Out

  • Fri, 11/06/2009 - 11:00

A prominent Chinese physicist takes aim at Beijing’s Uyghur policies.

FACTBOX: Five political risks to watch in China

  • Tue, 11/03/2009 - 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.

China: Crisis, class struggle, and the 'harmonious society'

  • Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:00

The global economic crisis had a severe effect on China. However, there has been much talk recently about its impressive recovery and the return of its economy to growth. This article analyses the situation in China, and argues that the economic crisis catalysed a wave of struggle which has continued into the present, regardless of the supposed health of the economy.

RIGHTS-CHINA: 'Give Uyghurs a Chance to Live in Peace'

  • Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:00

Catherine Makino interviews REBIYA KADEER, president of the World Uyghur Congress