November 2010

Asia-Pacific governments chip away at Internet freedom

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 12:00

The tentacles of government censors are creeping ever further across the web in the Asia-Pacific region as officials from Thailand to Australia try to control what people say and do online.

China's Hu heads to Riviera with Sarkozy

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 12:00

China's President Hu Jintao is heading to the French Riviera for private talks with France's Nicolas Sarkozy about his ambitious plans to reform the global monetary system.

Mandarin education plan riles Tibetans

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese government’s plan to introduce Mandarin as the language of education in Tibetan schools has prompted protests by Tibetans at home and abroad, over fears this will lead to the decline of the Tibetan culture.

Fate of Liu Xiaobo raised by Foreign Minister on visit to China

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:00

KEVIN Rudd yesterday used his first visit to China in more than two years to call for the release of this year's Nobel Peace laureate, Liu Xiaobo.

Uyghur Human Rights Activists to Stage Demonstration With Tibetan, Falun Gong, and Chinese Activists During Chinese President Hu Jintao's Visit to France

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:00

On November 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm, during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Paris, the France Uyghur Community, a member organization of the World Uyghur Congress, will join Tibetan, Falun Gong, and Chinese human rights activists in Paris in protesting the Chinese government’s egregious and relentless human rights violations.

Turkey, China agree to develop strategic ties

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 12:00

Ties between Turkey and China that were strained last year following unrest in western China’s Xinjiang region are back on track, with both countries looking to raise their relationship to the strategic partnership level, Turkey’s foreign minister said Tuesday.

At Odds with U.S., Pakistan Deepens Ties with China

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 12:00

Declarations of solidarity and the $2 billion in promised military aid received by a high-level Pakistani delegation in Washington last week belie the hardening of U.S. attitudes toward Islamabad.

Clinton urges Cambodia to strike balance with China

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 12:00

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday called on Cambodia to maintain an independent foreign policy and avoid relying too much on China.

China's dissident dilemma

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 12:00

This year's Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is serving an 11-year prison sentence at a jail in north-eastern China.

UN chief under fire for avoiding human rights in China meeting

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 12:00

The United Nations secretary-general has come under fierce attack from human rights groups after he failed to take up the case of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo during a meeting with China's president this week.

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