On May 14, residents of East Turkestan rediscovered the Internet -- not the Internet of unfettered access that is enjoyed the world over, but a lifting of the most draconian Internet restrictions ever seen so that people could finally access China's censored version.
In a controversial decision, which should be of concern to India’s national security managers, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has accepted a request from the US Government to re-settle in Maldivian territory two terrorism suspects from the Guantanamo Bay military detention centre in Cuba.
Once again, the Obama administration's diplomatic multilateralism has produced a time-buying victory for Iran in its unilateral pursuit of nuclear weapons. This means the world is measurably closer to the day Tehran obtains a deployable nuke.
It was not much of a surprise when the power center of the Chinese Communist party (CCP) announced in April that Wang Lequan, the "King of Xinjiang", was being removed as party secretary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China.
Overseas China watchers and political analysts are keen on talking about China's rise in terms of a struggle with the United States for world leadership. Inside the Middle Kingdom, however, the communist leadership may be much more engrossed in maintaining social stability.
The Chinese government, announced Monday, that a further strengthening of its control over the Internet will take place. The intn is to keep out the ‘hostile foreign forces’ who spread ‘dangerous information’ on the Web.
During two days of talks about human rights with China last week, the US raised examples of problems on its own soil and cited Arizona's controversial new immigration law as an example of "racial discrimination."
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.