Oct 27, 2010

The Chinese Communist Party has dealt another blow to hopes that it might soon open itself to greater accountability, with an editorial in the People's Daily attacking 'pompous and empty slogans' about political reform.

Oct 27, 2010

The People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the Chinese communist party, used its front page on Wednesday to denounce any move in China towards multi-party democracy.

Oct 27, 2010

A quick update on the girl known as “FreshWind” – or Mu Yanxi, to use her real name – who was arrested by the Public Security Bureau in Chongqing after sending out a tweet promising to raise a banner praising this year’s Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Oct 24, 2010

THE Chinese authorities' condemnation of the Nobel committee's selection of Liu Xiaobo, the jailed political activist, as the winner of the 2010 Peace Prize inadvertently illustrates why human rights are worth defending.

Oct 20, 2010

"Language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about." So said the late American linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf. China's Communist Party seems well ahead of the game.

Oct 18, 2010

"Promotion of economic relations and a strategic partnership were projected as the main objective of the visit of Wen to Turkey, the Uighurs believed that an important purpose was to seek the support of Turkey for the pacification of Chinese-controlled Xinjiang and for the political neutralisation of the WUC.

Oct 14, 2010

“There are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests” – is an oft-quoted saying. In fact, national or permanent interest has formed part of the political and diplomatic vocabulary for centuries.

Oct 14, 2010

Before heading off to recess, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing imposing tariffs on Chinese goods unless China stops manipulating its currency.

Oct 7, 2010

Even as the Chinese navy signals its intent to enforce sea denial in the "first island chain" in the East (comprised of the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the South China Sea of the Pacific Ocean), the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is reportedly on the move along China's southwest frontier in Pakistani-held Kashmir.

Oct 4, 2010

Leading members of the governments of India and South Korea recently met to begin a new “strategic partnership.” They are not alone in doing so, for across Asia, a new security architecture is being constructed, seemingly piecemeal.


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