President Bush said last year that "it should be a goal of the nation to shut down Guantánamo," the offshore prison for foreigners accused of terrorism. But now it seems this goal will remain unfulfilled when the president leaves office.
Does the government know something that people don't? Was there compelling need for the PM to go to Beijing to attend the Asia-Europe summit? Chinese intrusions into Indian territory have not stopped. And yet our government persists in wooing China. Why?
Although most world attention during the August Russia-Georgia crisis was on the reactions of the United States and Europe, China's response also made headlines. With China and Russia enjoying a strategic partnership, and sharing a distaste for U.S. "hegemony," Chinese support for Russia's action might have been expected.
On Monday, Beijing announced third quarter GDP growth: 9%, down from 10.1% in the second quarter and 10.6% in the first. The double-digit numbers from the earlier periods represent a slowdown from last year, when Beijing racked up an astounding 11.9% increase.
Americans will decide in November whether a Democrat or Republican will become the 44th president of the United States, and the whole world is weighing how the two political parties' platforms and presidential candidates’ persona of “change” will impact the orientation of the world’s superpower and the new world order.
The just-concluded Third Plenary Session of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 17th Central Committee has pledged a "new deal" with Chinese characteristics for the country’s 730 million-odd farmers through boosting their “material benefits and democratic rights.
Seventeen Chinese Muslims who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for seven years will now have to wait still longer to discover whether a U.S. appeals court will confirm or reverse a judge's earlier decision that they be immediately released into the United States.
Most featured writers at this year's International Festival of Authors will spend Toronto's 29th annual literary happening engaged in readings, panel discussions, book signings and media interviews, with time out maybe to catch up with cherished friends and colleagues over an evening of dinner and drinks.
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.