February 2012

Statement of CECC Chairman Christopher Smith and Cochairman Sherrod Brown on Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s Visit to the United States

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 23:39

The chairmen of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China today called on Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to take concrete steps to improve human rights and the rule of law in China.

The United States Must Press China's Vice President on the Plight of the Uighur People

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:25

By the end of the year, Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping, who visits the United States this week, will have been installed as China's President.

The Delicately Poised Chemistry of Diplomacy

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 01:58

This will be the autumn of the patriarch in China, with Hu Jintao stepping down in the fall and presumably passing the leadership of the Communist Party to the current vice president, Xi Jinping.

Scots aren't the only ones considering independence

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 01:56

Scotland could take steps toward seceding from Britain, The Times' Henry Chu reports. It isn’t the only place in the world with an independence movement.

How to influence China on human rights: a guide

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 01:55

Stephen Harper is in a delicate situation. Let’s give him a hand.

Herdsmen Demand Answers, Compensation

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:00

More than 40 ethnic Uyghurs protested outside of a government office in China’s northwest Xinjiang region Thursday demanding that authorities return a portion of land they say was seized from them and given to Han Chinese as part of a municipal development plan.

The plight of the Uyghurs

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:00

Uyghurs are Turkic-speaking Asians who live mainly in western China. Their history has been interwoven with that of China since they rose to prominence in the eighth century, when they established their first true state in Mongolia.e

Xi Jinping’s U.S. Visit: Sino-American Relations Need a New Start

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 20:25

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s upcoming U.S. visit is no ordinary exchange visit between the leaders of two countries, but a new round in the contest between two great powers.

Why China refuses to act on Syria bloodshed

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 20:05

China will sometimes say "no" and the world should get used to it.  That message came through last weekend when China, one of five permanent U.N. Security Council members, joined Russia in blocking action on Syria.

USCIRF Letter to President Obama on Religious Freedom and Rule of Law in China

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 23:32

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sent the following letter on February 3, 2012:

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