September 2011

2011: The Beginning of the End for Chinese Communist Party?

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 12:00

It seems the Chinese people have just about had enough of the ruling communist regime, as recent comments from intellectuals and ordinary netizens show indications of the impending collapse of the government that has oppressed the Chinese people for the past sixty-one years.

More Chinese Dissidents Appear to Disappear

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 12:00

Last Jan. 27, an Inner Mongolian rights activist, Govruud Huuchinhuu, suddenly vanished after leaving a hospital where she had undergone treatment for cancer.

Rights Group Urges China to Account for Forcibly Returned Uighurs

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 12:00

U.S. based Human Rights Watch is asking China to account for at least 17 ethnic Uighurs forcibly returned from Malaysia, Thailand and Pakistan in August.

How China Sees Middle East

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 12:00

Complementing Eddie Walsh’s Flashpoints interviews on China’s role in Syria, I had the opportunity to spend late August in Beijing, conducting interviews and participating in roundtables with Chinese academics and government officials.

Global Insights: China Ponders U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 12:00

As part of a conference hosted by Beijing University, I spent last week conducting interviews and participating in roundtables with Chinese academics and government officials.

Taiwan tourists trapped in Xinjiang traffic jam amid intensified security

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 12:00

A Taiwan tour group of 17 travelers was trapped in a severe traffic jam in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region yesterday amid intensified security measures in the area.

Looking to Invest? How About China's New Frontier?

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 12:00

Looking for a place to invest in China? How about Xinjiang, or the "New Frontier," as the northwestern autonomous region is known in Mandarin? Home to the Uighur people--a Turkic group that briefly helmed two self-proclaimed republics called East Turkestan in the 1930s and '40s--Xinjiang seethes with resentment toward the oppressive rule of China's ethnically Han leadership.

Internet can destroy Communist control over China, party supporters fear

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 12:00

China's Communist thinkers are warning the government to nail down the runaway growth of Internet as it could destroy the party's control over the giant nation.

China Censors Newsweek Article of Prominent Dissident

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 12:00

Censors in China have attempted to purge an essay written by prominent artist and dissident Ai Weiwei by manually tearing the pages of the article from a weekly news magazine.

How Can U.S. Scholars Resist China's Control?

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 12:00

Top American universities are competing to establish themselves in China, with new campuses and research centers springing up quickly. Nearly 40,000 undergraduates from China study in the U.S., more than from any other foreign country.

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