- Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:34
It was February 27 when, outside the sprawling convention centre in Urumqi, Chen Quanguo declared a “people’s war” against an insurgency that Beijing has been finding hard to eradicate.
- Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:31
China has long had an uneasy relationship with the Uighurs, Muslims who constitute a majority of the population in the western province of Xinjiang.
- Mon, 01/30/2017 - 17:00
Tsai Ing-wen can turn dilemma of Kadeer's visit into opportunity
- 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.
- Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:48
As our nation commemorated National Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16, marking Virginia's adoption in 1786 of Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom, we recalled the billions of people who live in countries where this fundamental right is violated.
- Wed, 01/04/2017 - 18:19
Dame Anson Chan was the chief secretary of the Hong Kong Civil Service under both British and Chinese authorities. She remains an experienced and knowledgeable observer of mainland politics.
- Wed, 12/28/2016 - 15:30
Ethnic Turkic-speaking Uighurs in China have long faced restrictions relating mainly to the practice of their religion, Islam. Now, under new regulations implemented last fall, their ability to travel apparently is being restricted, with residents of western Xinjiang province required to hand over their passports to police for "safekeeping."
- Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:10
China has a long-standing problem in its oil rich northwestern region of Xinjiang and it is persisting with solutions that have patently not worked.
- Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:46
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, American business executives and political leaders of both parties repeatedly put forward what I label the “China fantasy”: the view that trade, foreign investment and increasing prosperity would lead to political liberalization in the world’s most populous country.
- Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:28
At a glance, the postponement of a court trial for two suspects in connection with the deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine due to the lack of an interpreter sparks suspicion there may be foul play in the case which has been long delayed.