January 2010

China mulls setting up military base in Pakistan

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

China has signaled it wants to go the US way and set up military bases in overseas locations that would possibly include Pakistan. The  obvious purpose would be to exert pressure on India as well as counter US influence in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

China eyes investment surge for restive Xinjiang

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

China will push for a surge of investment in its restive far-west Xinjiang region, seeking to boost control and ethnic unity there after deadly riots last year.

Uighur death sentences criticized by advocacy group

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00

A US-based Uighur association condemned the death sentences of four of their countrymen in connection with July's ethnic riots, in a statement released Wednesday in Washington.

South-east Asia: A wider radius

  • Thu, 01/28/2010 - 03:00

When Laos won its bid to host last month’s South-East Asian Games, China offered to help the tiny nation by building a gleaming new venue on the outskirts of the capital Vientiane. The facility included a “natatorium” for swimming and a stadium for soccer. But for the Laotian government, such generosity would not come cheaply.

Uighurs in Japan flee for better life in Turkey

  • Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:00

 Caught between two nations, neither of which they trust, many China-born Uighurs are abandoning their dreams of life in Japan and emigrating to Turkey.

Turkey's policy draws Chinese praise over Uighur dispute

  • Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:00

Chinese FM Jiechi praises Turkey, that respected the sovereignty and territorial integrity in a clear reference to what Uighurs call East Turkistan.

More Death Sentences for Riots

  • Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:00

Chinese courts have now sentenced at least 26 people to death following deadly riots in Xinjiang.

Xinjiang text messaging: spreading rumors and criminal detention

  • Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:00

Not long after partial Internet was restored to Xinjiang, and text messaging was restored on January 17, a report emerged about criminal detentions of different people using text message to spread "harmful" information, affecting ethnic unity.

China-Tibet talks resume amid bitter climate

  • Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:00

Talks on Tibet's future resume this week after a 14-month hiatus that has seen China tighten its grip on the Himalayan region, leaving few signs Tibetan autonomy hopes will be realised soon, observers say.

Chinese cyber snooping & disruption

  • Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:00

 In recent months, there has been considerable focus----rightly so--- on Chinese cyber snooping and disruption.