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.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. Associated Press

Calling Out China's Lawlessness

  • Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:32

The U.S. points out that Beijing's claims to the South China Sea don't stand up.

[File photo] Former President of China Jiang Zemin (left) and former PM Li Peng in Beijing on 17 March (year unknown)

Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for China's former President, Prime Minister

  • Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:23

A Spanish judge issued international arrest warrants Monday for China's former President Jiang Zemin and former Prime Minister Li Peng for alleged genocide against the people of Tibet, Spain's National Court in Madrid said.

President Obama, seen on screen, speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday for the fifth time in his tenure in Washington.  Charles Dharapak/AP

Obama Denounces Religious Repression

  • Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:56

President Obama on Thursday scolded China, Iran, North Korea and other countries known for repressing religious minorities and declared that promoting freedom of faith around the world was a central goal of American foreign policy.

China's internet vigilantes and the 'human flesh search engine'

  • Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:17

Last month a Chinese official in charge of internet surveillance gave notice that mobs of web users who turn on individuals and make their lives a misery will not be tolerated

U.S. Senator Max Baucus testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, Jan. 28, 2014.

US Nominee for China Envoy to Make Human Rights a Top Priority

  • Wed, 01/29/2014 - 11:15

The veteran senator says he will also press Beijing to follow international rules on trade and maritime dispute.

Protesters calling for the release of Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, January 27, 2014. Photo by REUTERS/Tyrone Siu.

In China, 'constitutionalism' is a dirty word

  • Tue, 01/28/2014 - 16:04

The sentencing of prominent civil society activist Xu Zhiyong on Sunday to four years' prison confirms what many have long suspected: the Chinese constitution isn't worth the paper it’s written on.

Police take away a petitioner in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Dec. 4, 2013.

Rights Abuses Escalate Throughout East Asia: HRW

  • Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:30

The region's repressive regimes step up controls on citizens.

Chinese politician Bo Xilai stands trial inside the court in Jinan, Shandong province on August 22, 2013. © 2013 Reuters

China: New Leaders Fail to Embrace Genuine Reforms

  • Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:28

2013 Sees Some Movement on Abusive Policies but Ongoing Harsh Repression of Critics

Ng Han Guan/AP - Rows of journalists cover a plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing in March.

Chinese journalists face tighter censorship, Marxist retraining

  • Fri, 01/10/2014 - 00:00

After a decade as a reporter and producer for China Central Television, Wang Qinglei grew tired of the increasingly “stifling environment” for this country’s journalists and took to social media to say so.