September 2010

Obama meets with Southeast Asian leaders

  • Sat, 09/25/2010 - 12:00

U.S. President Barack Obama and Southeast Asian leaders met Friday to discuss territorial disputes with China and a fast-growing trade relationship, with Obama pledging to take a strong role in regional affairs.

The End of the Affair

  • Sat, 09/25/2010 - 12:00

The Obama administration was supposed to be good for U.S.-China relations.

Bully in the China shop

  • Sat, 09/25/2010 - 12:00

If there is one fundamental difference between the rise of China and the rise of India, it is that the former is arousing security concerns across Asia while the latter worries almost no one.

Microblogs Blocked in China

  • Wed, 09/22/2010 - 12:00

Chinese authorities have begun a massive clamp down on social media on the mainland, particularly microblogs, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Chinese Regime Hires Security Company to Snuff out Dissent

  • Wed, 09/22/2010 - 12:00

Petitioners that arrive in Beijing from around China have been through it for years. They are approached by men wearing security badges, bundled into a car, their cell phones and IDs confiscated, and then they wind up in a “black jail.”

EU to press China on rights at summit: trade chief

  • Wed, 09/22/2010 - 12:00

Europe will press China to make progress on human rights and the need to open up its markets at a summit in Brussels next month, the European Union's trade chief said Tuesday.

Uyghur Organ Harvest Witness Narrowly Escaped Deportation

  • Tue, 09/21/2010 - 12:00

Nijat Abudureyimu woke in fright at 5am on the morning of Sept. 21 as dozens of policemen piled into his small living quarters in the Commune de Fontainemelon, Switzerland, telling him that he would be sent back to Italy that afternoon.

Jade From China's West Surpasses Gold in Value

  • Mon, 09/20/2010 - 12:00

As long as anyone here can remember, the muddy river that flows through this oasis city in southern Xinjiang has yielded creamy white stones, their rough edges polished smooth by the waters that tumble down the mountains from Tibet.

Overhaul Coming To China's Leadership

  • Mon, 09/20/2010 - 12:00

In 2012, the Communist Party of China's leaders will retire and a new generation, the so-called fifth generation, will take the helm. The transition will affect the CPC's most powerful decision-making organs, determining the makeup of the 18th CPC Central Committee, the Political Bureau (Politburo) of the Central Committee, and most important, the nine-member Politburo Standing Committee that is the core of political power in China.

Boat collision sparks anger, breakdown in China-Japan talks

  • Mon, 09/20/2010 - 12:00

It began with a minor fender bender on the Asian seas - a Chinese boat colliding with Japanese coast guard ships. But in just two weeks the dust-up has escalated to a full-scale diplomatic standoff, with the Chinese government now officially no longer speaking to the Japanese.