June 2010

Uyghurs savour freedom a year on

  • Wed, 06/09/2010 - 12:00

A year ago this week, Premier Dr. Brown shocked Bermuda by announcing he had agreed a secret deal with the U.S. to bring four inmates from the hated Guantanamo Bay terror camp to the island.

Israel Makes Case to China for Iran Sanctions

  • Wed, 06/09/2010 - 12:00

During the many months China has wavered over whether to join the American-led effort to impose sanctions on Iran, Israeli officials have been waging their own quiet campaign to convince the Chinese that Iran should be punished for its renegade nuclear program.

Russia and China leaders to meet at security summit

  • Wed, 06/09/2010 - 12:00

The leaders of Russia and China will discuss global financial markets and tensions on the Korean peninsula during the annual summit of a regional security grouping on Thursday, a Kremlin source said.

Premier Hun Sen Profits from Suppression and Aid

  • Wed, 06/09/2010 - 12:00

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is savouring another victory. His latest triumph: a string of verdicts against an opposition lawmaker that has guaranteed him the liberty to insult women and get away with it.

China says Great Firewall will stay

  • Wed, 06/09/2010 - 12:00

China has indicated that censorship of the Internet will continue for Chinese web users, the world’s largest online population, to protect state security.

Police Raid Quran Group

  • Tue, 06/08/2010 - 12:00

Authorities near the western Silk Road city of Kashgar in China's troubled region of Xinjiang have detained a group of ethnic Uyghur women who had formed a group to study the Quran, overseas groups said.

China Taxes Xinjiang Energy

  • Mon, 06/07/2010 - 12:00

Beijing tries to boost development in China's western region before the anniversary of riots in Urumqi.

U.S.-China Cooperation: Strengthening the U.S. Hand

  • Mon, 06/07/2010 - 12:00

In the midst of the Obama Administration’s effort to corral Chinese support for international action against Iran and North Korea, it has been widely recounted—including by no less than the Secretary of Defense himself—that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) rebuffed his interest in visiting the PRC for consultations.

Urumqi and Xinjiang Authorities Increase Oversight of Migrants, Rental Housing

  • Mon, 06/07/2010 - 12:00

Authorities in the far western region of Xinjiang have stepped up monitoring of migrants in the past year, following demonstrations and rioting in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi in July 2009.

Xinjiang Authorities Tighten Controls Over Muslim Women

  • Mon, 06/07/2010 - 12:00

The Communist Party-controlled women's federation in the far western region of Xinjiang has strengthened efforts in the past year to control the religious practices of Muslim women. The Federation has carried out activities to regulate Muslim women religious specialists and to urge women to remove veils and face coverings.