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Echoes of Tiananmen resound in China

  • Thu, 01/10/2013 - 00:00

Last updated: January 9, 2013 6:39 pm
By Kathrin Hille in Guangzhou

Four Surprises That Could Rock Asia in 2013

  • Thu, 01/03/2013 - 20:26

Are we paying attention to the wrong crises?

China, the American Press, and the State Department

  • Thu, 01/03/2013 - 20:20

It’s time for the State Department to take up the matter of American reporters in China, and Chinese reporters in America.

China's criticism of uni report angers academics

  • Thu, 01/03/2013 - 20:15

BEIJING has complained to Canberra about the contents and title of a university publication, Red Rising, Red Eclipse, triggering stinging rebukes about the "harassment" of Australian scholars and threats to democratic values.

Central Asia: What is China’s Policy Driver?

  • Wed, 12/19/2012 - 21:30

China is increasingly active in Central Asia, building pipelines and infrastructure projects, as well as expanding its diplomatic and cultural presence in the region.

Xi Jinping reignites reform promise

  • Mon, 12/17/2012 - 00:00

General Secretary Xi Jinping has lost no time in reassuring the world that his Chinese Communist Party (CCP) administration will not only persevere with reforms championed by late patriarch Deng Xiaoping but also "initiate new paths".

Farewell to Chinese Triumphalism!

  • Fri, 12/14/2012 - 00:00

When financial crisis struck the US in 2008, there was no-one more triumphalist than a Chinese Communist Party official. Today, the tide is turning, as it invariably does.

China: Han-Tibetan solidarity emerging

  • Fri, 12/14/2012 - 00:00

Police in Sechuan's Aba county on Dec. 11 detained two Tibetan men—a monk at the local Kirti monastery and his nephew—on charges of "inciting" self-immolations.

China's leaders face stark challenges

  • Thu, 12/13/2012 - 23:22

After years of being groomed, Xi Jinping, unsurprisingly, was named to succeed Hu Jintao as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) last November, and is set to replace Hu as Chinese president in March.

The rise of Genghis Khan - A horde of data

  • Thu, 12/13/2012 - 23:19

The world’s greatest land empire was probably encouraged by climate change