China says more people can speak national language

  • Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:25

China has managed to raise the proportion of the population which can speak the national language, Mandarin, but still faces difficulty in remote areas and places where ethnic minorities live, state media said on Tuesd

Wu’er Kaixi during a visit to Tokyo. Credit Ko Sasaki for The New York Times

Open Letter by Wu’er Kaixi, Founding Member of the Ilham Tohti Initiative, in Support of Ilham Tohti’s Nomination for The Sakharov Prize

  • Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

Exiled democracy activist Wu’er Kaixi presents an open letter to the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament in support of Ilham Tohti's candidature for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2016.

An usher gestures as China’s President Xi Jinping arrives to deliver his closing statement at the G20 summit in Hangzhou last week. Under Mr Xi, China has seen increased persecution of human rights lawyers and civil society reformers, with tighter control of the internet and the media. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

China claims rights progress despite crackdown on dissent

  • Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

Beijing defends improvements to legal system in government White Paper

Investigators, Interior Ministry officers and members of security forces gather near the site of a bomb blast outside China's embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, August 30, 2016.

Uighurs, Wary of China’s Response to Kyrgyzstan Attack, Trying to Stop Militancy

  • Fri, 09/09/2016 - 20:12

A prominent ethnic Uighur rights group says it fears China will exploit a Uighur militant’s suicide attack on its embassy in Kyrgyzstan last week to repress minority Uighurs in the neighboring Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Censoring Collective Identity: Chinese Cybersecurity Policy and the Uyghurs

  • Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:31

It is widely known China suppresses digital activity on a grand scale. China, which ranked last in Internet Freedom in 2015, commonly practices mass censorship and uses extensive surveillance to implement its policy goals and national security objectives

President Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. Credit Pool photo by How Hwee Young

Pressing Asia Agenda, Obama Treads Lightly on Human Rights

  • Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:27

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on 3 September on the sidelines of G20 summit in Hangzhou city of China and pledged to deepen counter-terrorism cooperationREUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool

China's Jinping meets Turkey's Erdogan; both countries pledge to step up counter-terrorism cooperation

  • Tue, 09/06/2016 - 18:48

The presidents met on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Saturday.

Obama: Consequences if China violates rules and norms

  • Tue, 09/06/2016 - 18:45

The United States welcomes China's rise -- but there will be consequences if Beijing violates international rules and norms, says U.S. President Barack Obama.

Taiwanese, Hong Kongers and Uighurs Not Welcome Near G20

  • Fri, 09/02/2016 - 19:42

As authorities in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, prepare to host the G20 summit this weekend, China’s security apparatus has shifted into high gear, with as many as 100 people preemptively detained and many others ordered to skip town for a few days.

The race card

  • Thu, 09/01/2016 - 21:37

The leader of a troubled western province has been replaced. He will not be missed by its ethnic Uighurs