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Dec 17, 2009

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in the air en route to Beijing last week, I waited out a connection in an airport lounge.

Dec 15, 2009

Producing 'natural' cotton clothing is a huge and filthy global business that, Chinese-commissioned research shows, will be extremely difficult to clean up.

Dec 15, 2009

There is a smell of goats, fresh bread and melons. A cacophony of bleating animals rises, mixed with conversations full of hard-edged Turkic gutturals.

Dec 15, 2009

The recent rise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) -- a mutual security assembly comprised of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan -- has been met with skepticism in the West.

Dec 6, 2009

In case President Obama is curious, some students who went to his town hall meeting in Shanghai last month wonder how he gets along with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, given their bruising battle for the presidency.

Dec 6, 2009

United States President Barack Obama's first official visit to China last month was a disappointment to many Chinese and international human-rights activists, who held out a glimmering hope that he might have championed their cause.

Dec 1, 2009

To talk to Uygur leader Rebiya Kadeer has been a personal ambition ever since I visited China’s Xinjiang Province in 1999.

Dec 1, 2009

Taiwan officials were paying close attention to the mid-November visit to China of U.S. President Barack Obama, looking for any signs that Obama was applying his mantra of “change” to Sino-U.S. relations or to U.S. policy toward Taiwan.

Nov 26, 2009

The British edition of “Typhoon” came out one year ago. I was living in China then and ordered a copy from London. It never arrived, though the Royal Mail’s tracking system showed that it had made its way as far as a Beijing shipping depot.

Nov 17, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to China has a dirty little secret: cyberwarfare. It is an issue Beijing refuses to acknowledge exists, but it has the potential to torpedo military relations between the two nations.

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