What Goes Around, Comes Around

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 12:00

Chinese leaders are increasingly worried about another revolution. The signs are ominous, for the Chinese are avid students of their own history, and how it constantly repeats itself.

Faith against odds

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 12:00

China's 20 million Muslims face an uncertain future. In Ningxia, Islam has thrived for centuries, but a fading interest in the next generation of Hui Muslims is creating anxieties. For the Uighurs of Xinjiang, ethnic unrest has brought local mosques unwanted attention.

Uighur Writers Silenced

Thu, 08/05/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese government has used unrest as an excuse to intensify its forced assimilation policies.

China's unstable stability

Wed, 08/04/2010 - 12:00

The Beijing leadership's obsession with order and control in face of citizens' search for justice highlights the dysfunctional nature of China's political system, says Li Datong.

Trouble brewing in the 'hood

Mon, 08/02/2010 - 12:00

The balance of power in Asia is expected to change significantly in the next few decades, as China increases its military capabilities. Last year's Defence white paper made it clear the Australian government is worried China and the US might end up in an "escalating strategic competition" laden with potential for "miscalculation".

China's financial clout is a paper tiger

Mon, 08/02/2010 - 12:00

China’s rapid emergence as a financial super power may challenge the US less than some opponents of President Barack Obama and a few independent analysts would have us believe. In fact, Beijing’s financial ascendancy is a paper tiger and its wider economy could become a responsible friend.

The U.S. Stands Up to China's Bullying

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 12:00

Secretary of State Clinton and Defense Secretary Gates have put Beijing on notice that we will counter any regional expansionism.

Fear of separatism likely to limit recognition

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 12:00

Domestic factors mean those who do not recognise Kosovo are unlikely to change their minds, writes DANIEL McLAUGHLIN

Taiwan is following the path of Xinjiang

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 12:00

I ran into World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer by the elevator on my way to attend a hearing on July 19 of the US Congressional Executive Commission on China on conditions in Xinjiang a year after the riots in July last year.

Xinjiang Enticements

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese central government has been using a heavy duty carrot and stick approach to the resource rich, predominantly Muslim Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.


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