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An historic opportunity for political change in China

Fri, 02/13/2009 - 11:00

From a perspective of world political systems, liberty is better than confinement, light is superior to darkness, democracy is superior to despotic rule.

Closing Guantanamo

Fri, 02/13/2009 - 11:00

On his second full day in office, President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for the closure of the detention camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

Beijing sets out on chaos offensive

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:00

Even as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership pulls out all the stops to resuscitate the economy, it is grappling with the even more daunting task of maintaining social stability.

EDITORIAL: A shoe, Belgrade and Wen Jiabao

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:00

Following the famous incident of the shoe thrower targeting former US president George W. Bush during a visit to Baghdad in December, it was Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s (溫家寶) turn last week to find himself in the crosshairs while giving a speech at Cambridge University in the UK.

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Introduction

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:00

In 2008, the numbers of journalists killed and jailed both dropped for the first time since the war on terror was launched in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

Out of the Closet: "china's Other Tibet"

Sun, 02/08/2009 - 11:00

The 2008 Olympics held in Beijing helped bring into the limelight the plight of ethnic minorities in China, subject to ‘gross human rights violations’, according to Amnesty International.

The UN Will Critique China's Human Rights Record

Tue, 02/03/2009 - 11:00

New hopes were expressed at a hearing, Jan. 27, on Capitol Hill, among several Congress members and China experts that the Obama administration will be more forthcoming than the Bush administration in holding China accountable for its unacceptable human rights record.

Obama to test US-China ties: analysts

Mon, 02/02/2009 - 11:00

The United States and China are set for new tensions under Barack Obama amid extra pressure caused by the economic crisis, but will likely work together to iron out their differences, analysts say.

USA/China: Amnesty International Testimony Human Rights in China And UN's Universal Periodic Review

Fri, 01/30/2009 - 11:00

Presented by T. Kumar Advocacy Director Asia & Pacific Amnesty International USA on January 27, 2009

Retarding democracy - China's strategic priority

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:00

China is “well on the way to defeating the global forces of democracy” as it strives to shape Southeast Asia and the wider world to reflect its own authoritarian priorities and imperatives, argues China analyst Edward Friedman.


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