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Feb 12, 2015

Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.

Jing Wei
Feb 3, 2015

In early November, when Beijing played host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, city officials closed hundreds of factories and forced millions of vehicles off the roads to clear the soupy gray smog that normally blankets the sky.

Chinese President Xi Jinping
Jan 28, 2015

Venezuela jails opposition political figures as terrorists. Russia and China put critics in psychiatric hospitals.

Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts silver medal at the New York Festivals radio awards ceremony.
Jan 20, 2015

Chinese authorities hunt the family of a Washington-based reporter.

Hong Kong democrats with yellow umbrellas in January 2014. Photo: HongKong/Reuters
Jan 6, 2015

Crackdowns in Hong Kong and Xinjiang threaten Taiwan—and regional peace.

Dec 30, 2014

During the year that is drawing to a close this week, much has been made of the Communist Party of China’s new emphasis on “governing the country according to law.”

Dec 29, 2014

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was enthusiastic about China after his recent, brief trip to the Middle Kingdom

Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelnur Eli
Dec 9, 2014

This week, the EU holds the latest round of talks in its ongoing dialogue with China on the issue of human rights. One obvious topic for the agenda is the case of Ilham Tohti.

Suspected Turkish migrants sit after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand Thursday, March 13, 2014. AP Photo
Nov 20, 2014

Beijing's crackdown on the ethnic group is creating anger across the Islamic world; Thailand risks a backlash if it sends refugees back to China

More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12.
Nov 19, 2014

Recent attention has focused on the seemingly never-ending flow of refugees and distressed people seeking shelter in Thailand. The Chinese government on Sunday demanded that Thailand send more than 200 suspected Uighurs back home.

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