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Demographic Profile China

Mon, 08/25/2008 - 12:00

Looking ahead to 2050, China may regret its longstanding one-child policy. In a rapidly aging society, not having enough children to support the elderly might become the real problem.

Where China Goes Next

Mon, 08/25/2008 - 12:00

With the Chinese media gushing over the success of the Olympics, the latest issue of Southern Window — a highbrow news magazine with a circulation of 500,000 — caught my eye.

China's Wild West

Sat, 08/23/2008 - 12:00

Unlike their Hollywood friendly brethren, the Tibetans, the Uighurs of northwestern China, claim to be an oppressed minority group that no one has ever heard of.

Philip Bowring: China's next challenge

Fri, 08/22/2008 - 12:00

China leads in Olympic golds, but can it lead the global economy?

Defying the great Chinese dragon

Fri, 08/22/2008 - 12:00

While the Olympic Games have provided a chance for China to present its most polished face to the world, they have also given marginalised groups the opportunity to bring their agendas to the world's attention.

Jihad and Gentle Resistance in the Wild West

Fri, 08/22/2008 - 12:00

Beijing has governed the giant Uighur province of Xinjiang for more than five decades. China's Communist Party anticipates more attacks by Uighur separatists during the Olympics -- as revenge for Beijing's harsh treatment of the Muslim minority group.

China's Olympic diplomacy

Thu, 08/21/2008 - 12:00

The Olympic Games provide a great opportunity for athletes to show off their skills and compete for world championships.

Real terrorists are those in Beijing

Mon, 08/18/2008 - 12:00

On the eve of the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, two ethnic Uighurs attacked Chinese armed police in Kashgar in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

The 'Hanification' of Xinjiang

Mon, 08/18/2008 - 12:00

While Tibet has played the role of China's "rock star" to human-rights activists around the world, China's Xinjiang province has been treated more like an unwanted stepchild. One reason is that Tibet has a true rock star in the exiled Dalai Lama.

Was Beijing 2008 a Mistake?

Sun, 08/17/2008 - 12:00

While the world complains about human rights violations, air pollution, censorship and the despotic rule of the Chinese regime, China is celebrating a dream come true. Many in the West are convinced that awarding the Olympics to Beijing was a mistake. Are they right?

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