May 2010

Internet Restored, But the Evils of Han Chauvinism, Party-State Despotism and Bankrupt Communism Remain

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:00

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.

Maldives to re-settle two terrorism suspects from Guantanamo bay

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:00

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.

Iran Plays for Time

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:00

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.

Fight continues for imprisoned Chinese Christian

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:00

A number of human rights groups are calling for justice on behalf of a Chinese Christian who is sentenced to 15 years in prison for his faith.

Beijing Olympics beat terror threats, unsafe sex: report

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:00

Thorough planning enabled Beijing Olympics organizers to stave off threats to the 2008 Games ranging from bioterrorism to unsafe sex, a joint Chinese-United Nations report said on Wednesday.

National Security Committee meeting on Gitmo detainees postponed

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:00

Today’s National Security Committee meeting regarding the transfer of Guantánamo Bay inmates to the Maldives has been rescheduled, after Speaker of Parliament Abdulla Shahid requested to cancel it.

Beijing seeks a fresh start in Xinjiang

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00

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.

Beijing hears dissenting voice on unrest

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00

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.

China wants to rid the Internet of 'hostile foreign forces'

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00

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.

US Cites AZ Immigration Law During Human Rights Talks with China, Conservatives Call It An Apology

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00

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."

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