January 2010

Iron fist wrapped in the hand that gives

  • Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00

The Hu Jintao administration has significantly tightened policy over Tibet in an apparent attempt to ensure the proverbial "long reign and perennial stability" of Chinese Communist Party's in the restive region. Hardline cadres are being appointed to run the region.

Cambodia's deportations ordered by China

  • Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00

After decades of isolation due to genocide and political conflict, Cambodia has integrated with regional groups like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and adopted a free market system. However, the right to movement in the country is still restricted and issues related to refugees and migrants are highly politicized.

China-Turkmenistan gas pipeline to supply gas to Beijing

  • Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00

China National Petroleum Corp, the largest oil and gas producer and supplier in the country, said that the natural gas pipeline linking China and Turkmenistan is in full operation and will supply gas to major cities in North China, including Beijing, later this week.

China says missing lawyer 'is where he should be'

  • Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00

A Chinese human rights lawyer missing for almost a year has been judged by legal authorities and "is where he should be," a Foreign Ministry official said in China's first public comment on the case.

Phnom Penh rejects human rights report as "insulting" (Roundup)

  • Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00

The Cambodian government Friday rejected the annual report of a prominent human rights organization that warned respect for rights in the country had 'dramatically deteriorated' last year.

Text messages face censorship in China

  • Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00

Chinese citizens living in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in northwest China can finally make international telephone calls, after a six-month period of no service following ethnic riots last July. Domestic text messaging services were also restored this week, but not international messaging.

Google builds loyal following in China

  • Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00

Google launched its Chinese site only in 2006, but it has already attracted a loyal following of dedicated users in China.

Webb: “U.S. Policies Toward Asian Governments Must Be Consistent, Predictable, and Firm; Rights and Democracy Must be a Priority”

  • Fri, 01/22/2010 - 03:00

Senator Chairs Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing on U.S. Engagement in Asia

Ex-Guantanamo detainee: "I am sure it will be closed this year"

  • Thu, 01/21/2010 - 11:00

A Uighur resettled in Albania said other countries' reluctance to take detainees explains the delay in Gitmo's closure.

China Maintains Tight Grip on Communications

  • Thu, 01/21/2010 - 11:00

Google's threat last week to pull out of China following cyber attacks on its e-mail service is another reminder of the censorship and limits on Internet freedom in the country. Despite hopes that China would open up following the 2008 Olympics, Beijing continues to introduce new restrictions and monitoring systems on cell phones and Internet use.