November 2010

Harnessing Hacker Hatred

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 11:00

A recent U.S. government report repeated what Internet security experts have been saying for a long time; China is using the Internet for espionage and more aggressive actions to silence those who criticize or embarrass the Chinese government.

Førde fest rocks fjords

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 11:00

In the land of fjords, elks, and endless summer days, there is a festival which has been celebrating world music cultures for the past two decades. Indeed, each July since 1990, the 11,000 people in Fjorde have seen their town transformed by music.

U.S. vows unified response to N. Korea

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 11:00

The United States urged restraint on Tuesday following a North Korean artillery attack on South Korea and vowed to forge a "measured and unified" response with major powers, including China.

No War, No Peace

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

For two years, India has been grappling with a heightened threat perception on its borders with China. VK SHASHIKUMAR on the complex preparations for a war that may not happen.

A beauty that was government's beast

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

Almost invariably when visitors approach the middle-age woman enshrined in a climatized exhibit case in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum, they pause and do a double take. What gets the most attention is her nose: high-bridged, slightly hooked, the sort of nose that reminds one of Meryl Streep.

Kadeer cautions against China's 'sweet' promises

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

World Uyghur Congress head Rebiya Kadeer said that at the beginning, China had treated her people exactly the same way it is now treating Taiwan.

Beside the Harmony Mask, China Held Symposium on Minorities

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

Despite wide-spread world media coverage of China's arrests and sentences over writing the reality of Tibet by many Tibetan writers and intellectuals, China claimed that it has held the first symposium on minority ethnic literature on Nov 20. 

Kazakhstan: Astana Wants Kazakhstanis to Speak Kazakh

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

Officials in Kazakhstan are developing a grand plan to get virtually everyone in the Central Asian country speaking Kazakh by 2020. Data from a recent survey, however, suggests that Astana’s goal may be overly ambitious.

Factbox: Language and politics in the Chinese world

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

China has been promoting Mandarin as the national language for decades to boost unity in a country with thousands of dialects and minority tongues.

MPs slam China over jailed Nobel activist

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

GOVERNMENT and opposition backbenchers last night slammed the Chinese government as thuggish and authoritarian over its jailing of the human rights activist Liu Xiaobo who was awarded the Nobel peace prize last month.

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