Daniel R. Russel Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The Future of U.S.-China Relations

  • Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:27

Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Workers in Kazakhstan complete a section of a pan-Central Asian gas pipeline designed to address China's growing energy needs. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Central Asia supplies close to half of Chinese gas imports in 2013

  • Wed, 06/18/2014 - 21:20

Central Asia is now supplying nearly half of China's needs for imported gas, with the majority sourced from Turkmenistan, according to a new report from BP. However, Beijing continues pushing to raise its imports from the region.

Gazprom to sign monumental gas deal with China

  • Mon, 05/19/2014 - 18:50

Russia and China are due to sign a long-awaited gas contract on Tuesday, in which Beijing could pay up to $456 billion for Russian gas over the next 30 years.

Conference Tells Beijing to Leave Religion Alone

  • Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:54

Lawyers, scholars, and activists say officials have no business meddling in spiritual matters.

A police officer looks on as passengers walk on the square outside Guangzhou railway station on May 7, 2014, a day after six people were wounded in a knife attack at the station.

'Terrorism' in China Linked to Hard-Line Policy on Dissent: Analysts

  • Thu, 05/08/2014 - 20:31

China says it was the target of 10 'terrorist incidents' in the past year.

Minitrue: Xi Jinping in Xinjiang, More

  • Thu, 05/01/2014 - 21:13

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.

  China's President Xi Jinping waits for his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas before a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 6, 2013.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

China's president warns against growing threats to national security

  • Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:33

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China faces increasing threats to national security and warned of the dangers of terrorism in a speech indicating that Beijing could impose tougher controls on its ethnic minorities.

Journalists and editors from Ming Pao hold up front pages of their newspaper during a protest against violence in Hong Kong in February 2014. Ming Pao is noted for it's critical reporting. Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters

I sold out to China

  • Fri, 04/25/2014 - 20:26

You know that censorship has won its war on truth-telling when journalists happily police themselves

A PEN American Center rally with the New York City Light Brigade displays the message, “Free Expression,” in English and Chinese, at the Brooklyn Museum, April 10, 2014. A retrospective of artist Ai Weiwei's work opens at the museum today.

Ai Weiwei’s Reach Draws New Yorkers’ Attention to Free Speech

  • Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:22

“Ai Weiwei retweeted me!” exclaimed a young blonde woman, laughing and waving her iPhone in the air with excitement.

Doctors are pictured performing surgery on the website, which advertises organs for international recipients, in contravention of Chinese commitments to the global medical community. Two top organ transplantation groups recently penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, head of the Communist Party, to clean up the country's abusive organ transplant regime. (Screenshot/

International Transplant Community Raises Voice Against China’s Abuses

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:03

By Matthew Robertson
April 7, 2014