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China ramps up army of “opinion monitors”

  • Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:16

Internet monitoring in China is an intensive process.

China Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement

  • Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:28

In light of the March 14 death in Beijing of Cao Shunli, an activist who had tried to participate in China’s Universal Periodic Review, Human Rights Watch expresses its grave concern about China’s deeply misleading comments regarding freedom of expression, participation in the UPR process, the rights of civil society and lawyers, and respect for the rights of ethnic minorities.

Ng Han Guan/AP - U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was the first Chinese-American ambassador to Beijing and presided over huge growth in economic ties and rise in Chinese visitors to the United States. Locke, who is leaving China on Saturday, also has guided the U.S.-China relationship through some fraught incidents.

In parting remarks, U.S. ambassador urges China to improve human rights record

  • Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:18

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke broached some of China’s most sensitive topics in his last public appearance here, urging Chinese authorities Thursday to improve human rights conditions, repair rapidly deteriorating relations with Japan and address growing distrust of the party among China’s wealthy.

China criticises Abbott's policy on asylum seekers

  • Sat, 02/22/2014 - 18:01

The Abbott government has suffered the ignominy of having its asylum seeker policy publicly criticised by another foreign government - this time China, a country with its own chequered human rights record.

Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images - On Thursday, the Dalai Lama attended an event at the American Enterprise Institute on "Unlocking the Mind and Human Happiness.”

Obama meets Dalai Lama at White House despite Chinese objections

  • Sat, 02/22/2014 - 17:55

China demanded that President Obama cancel a meeting Friday with the Dalai Lama, but it went ahead as scheduled at the White House, albeit in low-key fashion.

China voice: Obama-Dalai Lama meeting a lose-lose deal

  • Sat, 02/22/2014 - 17:52

The planned meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and the 14th Dalai Lama Friday is doomed to be a lose-lose deal.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama poses for a "selfie" with blogger and activist Alek Boyd during a break between panel discussions at an event entitled: "Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing" Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

Obama, Dalai Lama meet despite China's appeal

  • Sat, 02/22/2014 - 17:49

President Barack Obama met on Friday with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, despite China's appeal not to do so.

The fact that Andrew Bennett is Christian — and has focused a lot on the persecution of Christians — has raised suspicions about Tory motives. Others say that the attention is long overdue.

Meet Canada’s defender of the faiths

  • Fri, 02/14/2014 - 21:02

The ambassador in charge of Ottawa's Office of Religious Freedom defends his mission to support global communities under threat. But some critics see the office as a political tool.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2014

Kerry Talks Human Rights, N. Korea in China

  • Fri, 02/14/2014 - 20:59

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Beijing where he met with senior Chinese officials to discuss rival territorial claims in the region, North Korea's nuclear program, and human rights concerns.

 On the march ... People's Liberation Army naval officers on parade in Beijing. Source: AFP

Australia’s biggest threat is China, Australian Strategic Policy Institute report finds

  • Fri, 02/14/2014 - 20:57

THE greatest risk to Australia’s future security is a combination of China’s frightening economic growth and the possible withdrawal from the region of a weakened United States.