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Chinese Intellectuals and the Problem of Xinjiang

  • Wed, 03/11/2009 - 12:00

It is a common assumption that Chinese intellectuals, however critical of their government, its institutions, and its policies, are unreceptive to calls for greater self-government, much less independence, in China’s autonomous regions, most notably Tibet and Xinjiang.

China's Palestine Policy

  • Thu, 03/05/2009 - 11:00

The geopolitics of China's rise and its implications for the Arab world and wider Middle East is a topic for serious debate.

China's Views on NATO Expansion: A Secondary National Interest

  • Thu, 03/05/2009 - 11:00

The eastward expansion of membership and enlargement of missions undertaken by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) over the past decade push a lot of sensitive buttons in China’s national security policy.

Inside the Ring

  • Thu, 03/05/2009 - 11:00

A Chinese democracy activist who signed the recent human rights manifesto called Charter 08 said in a speech that the conditions for democratic political reform in the communist state are the best since the ill-fated Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

[EDITORIAL]China's woes

  • Wed, 03/04/2009 - 11:00

Corruption, unemployment and declining exports top China's woes today.

Balancing human rights and national interests

  • Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:00

Many chickens returned to roost over the past week at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, fowl born of promises and high-flown rhetoric during the campaign season that always looked unlikely to survive first contact with the enemy — that is, reality.

Free the Uighurs

  • Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:00

It's time to untie the legal knot keeping 17 Chinese Muslim dissidents at Guantanamo.

James Millward: On "Free the Uighurs"

  • Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:00

I never thought I’d see “Free the Uighurs” on the editorial pages of major U.S. newspapers, but there it was last Thursday in the Washington Post and Monday in the Los Angeles Times.

Trillions of reasons why priorities beat rights

  • Mon, 02/23/2009 - 11:00

Barack Obama said last month that Americans should get used to "trillion-dollar deficits for years to come". Then he sent Hillary Clinton to Beijing to see if the Chinese could get used to it. She may be the US Secretary of State, but Clinton was in China in the past few days as a high-powered bond saleswoman.

Beijing Launches Diplomatic Blitz to Steal Obama's Thunder

  • Sat, 02/21/2009 - 11:00

Beijing has unleashed an unprecedented diplomatic blitz while the new Obama administration battles doubts about its stimulus packages to salvage the struggling American economy.