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US, Japan in security overdrive

  • Wed, 03/21/2007 - 12:00

A rat that gnaws at a cat's tail invites destruction, says the classic Chinese proverb on the importance of knowing one's physical limits. Yet the United States and its regional allies appear blissfully content that China, Asia's economic and political tiger, will not swat back as they pursue their crude security containment strategy.

Remember the Elephant: India is our real partner, not China

  • Mon, 03/19/2007 - 12:00

For too long Canada has somehow overlooked the biggest democracy in the world, India, mistakenly focusing on China instead.

CHINESE COUNTER-TERRORIST STRIKE IN XINJIANG

  • Fri, 03/09/2007 - 11:00

In the midst of the lead up to next year’s Beijing Olympics and a power struggle in the Chinese Communist Party, a January raid on an alleged terrorist training camp in Xinjiang killed 18 terrorist suspects and one policeman. Seventeen more suspects were reported captured.

KYRGYZSTAN PREPARES TO HOLD SCO SUMMIT THIS SUMMER

  • Thu, 03/08/2007 - 11:00

This summer Kyrgyzstan plans to host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) annual summit and assume its presidency. SCO members include China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; while India, Iran, Mongolia, and Pakistan hold observer status.

IN A FORTNIGHT

  • Thu, 03/08/2007 - 11:00

In accordance with President Hu Jintao’s commitment toward creating a “harmonious society (hexie shehui) within China, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao unveiled a new series of measures that would provide medical, agricultural and social assistance to the country’s impoverished rural residents.

Taking a Stand for China's Uighurs

  • Wed, 03/07/2007 - 11:00

On the morning of June 1 of this year, the Abdureyim family traveled with a police escort to what they believed would be an “International Children’s Day celebration. But on a deserted stretch of the road, in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, China, the cars suddenly came to a halt. Within minutes brothers Ablikim and Alim were pulled outside and beaten to the ground. As their sister begged the officers to stop, one of them retorted, “Call your mother.

Using the D-word: Policy Options for the US

  • Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:00

Diplomacy is a word seldom uttered in connection with United States foreign policy. Lack of diplomatic discourse has ultimately resulted in the degradation of the U.S.’s image in the international community.

Engaging China requires a balance of values and interests

  • Wed, 02/28/2007 - 11:00

The recent exchange in the news media between the Canadian government and China's assistant minister of foreign affairs underlines fundamental differences in the approach to building the kind of relationship where difficult questions can be raised, discussed and settled in a mutually respectful manner that is likely to lead to change.

Rivals Seek to Expand Freedoms in China

  • Tue, 02/27/2007 - 11:00

Li Jinsong and Li Jianqiang are Chinese trial lawyers who take on difficult political cases, tangle with the police and seek solace in the same religion, Christianity. But like many who devote themselves to expanding freedoms and the rule of law in China, the two spend as much time clashing over tactics and principles as they do challenging the ruling Communist Party.

Al-Qaeda's China problem

  • Mon, 02/26/2007 - 11:00

Al-Qaeda has a China problem, and no one is watching. Despite al-Qaeda's significant efforts to support Muslim insurgents in China, Beijing has succeeded in limiting popular support for anti-government violence.

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