January 2017

Freedom in the World 2017 - China Profile

  • Tue, 01/31/2017 - 13:35

China's crackdown on media, religious groups & civil society continues

Opinion: Don't shut the door to Rebiya Kadeer

  • Mon, 01/30/2017 - 17:00

Tsai Ing-wen can turn dilemma of Kadeer's visit into opportunity

Opening Plenary with Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China in Davos, January 17, 2017. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Valeriano Di Domenico Xi Jinping delivered the opening plenary at Davos 2017

The Obstacles to China's Bid for Soft Power

  • Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:57

China’s president wants to be seen as leading the defense of globalization, but this will be easier said than done.

‘Language Rights Are Human Rights’

  • Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:54

A Tibetan student support group calls on China to release a bilingual education advocate

On Trump travel ban, China says 'reasonable concerns' must be considered

  • Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:51

China appeared to offer mild criticism on Monday of U.S. President Donald Trump's banning of entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying immigration policy was a sovereign right but "reasonable concerns" must be considered.

Zhou Qiang, chief justice of China's Supreme Court, recently told provincial judges to resist Western ideals of judicial independence. (China Daily/Reuters)

In China, torture is real, and the rule of law is a sham

  • Fri, 01/27/2017 - 20:34

A NATION under the rule of law must have a commitment that no one is exempt from justice. China has courts, judges and lawyers, but the Communist Party remains above the law.

President Xi Jinping pictured earlier this month at the UN’s headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Reuters

How Xi Jinping has taken on multiple roles ... and amassed unrivalled power in China

  • Fri, 01/27/2017 - 20:31

President now has 12 posts that give him control and oversight over most areas of government, the economy and the military

FILE - An instructor points out Mandarin characters on a whiteboard at a night class for people learning Mandarin as a second language in Singapore, Sept. 1, 2009.

China to Push Mandarin for Minorities

  • Wed, 01/25/2017 - 14:29

 China will “unswervingly” stick to the promotion of Mandarin for ethnic minorities, the government said on Tuesday of a policy that has ignited sporadic protests, and will also step up protection for threatened tongues on the verge of extinction.

Tsai gov't risks China wrath over Uighur activist's visa

  • Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:41

Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has accepted the invitation to visit Taiwan on March, a pro-Taiwan independence opposition party said on Tuesday, urging the government to approve her visa application.

Left to right, Japan Uyghur Association president Ilham Mahmut, Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Chairman Liu I-te and TSU social movements department director Chang Chao-lin display correspondence related to the party’s invitation to World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer in Taipei yesterday.Jan 25, 2017  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

TSU invites Rebiya Kadeer to visit Taiwan

  • Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:38

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer has accepted an invitation from the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) to visit Taiwan at the end of March, which would be the activist’s first visit to the nation.