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As the U.S. Ambassador to China, I count myself lucky to work with China every day.

December 11, 2015

Few people know the names of Rebiya Kadeer or Dolkun Isa or the struggle for self-determination taking place in China’s far west for the people of Xinjiang. Lawrence Hamilton reports.

December 11, 2015

Crossing borders in and out of Xinjiang proved to be unexpectedly problematic. Is this a sign of challenges to come as I continue traveling along the New Silk Road?

December 10, 2015

Zhou* didn't expect Kashgar to give him a cough. Before moving to the ancient city in China's Xinjiang province a month ago, the 29-year-old Han migrant had steeled himself for ethnic tensions, violence, and culture shock in the country's far west.

December 8, 2015

Beijing is eroding key principles of international law by returning its citizens against their will to a country where they may face persecution

China evades questions about its record on torture, the lack of independence of its judiciary, or the fact that many of its laws violate universal human rights. Photograph: AP
December 8, 2015

China's perceived threat is one of domestic security and political instability rather than any global scourge.

December 7, 2015

There’s a reason why China ranks No. 176 out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2015 World Press Freedom Index, only better than Eritrea, North Korea, Turkmenistan and Syria.

December 3, 2015

China needs West’s buy-in on stabilizing effects of its Silk Road project

In Sost, a border town in northern Pakistan, the new Silk Road is under construction, a giant project China depicts as a way to extend economic development to its troubled inland neighbors. PHOTO: AAMIR QURESHI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
December 1, 2015

I GOT together at a restaurant the other night with some Chinese and expatriate friends. While bossa nova played in the background, we sipped French merlot and snapped iPhone photos of one another making goofy faces.

An advertisement for an e-commerce website in Beijing. Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press
November 30, 2015

Over the weekend, a post on the official Weibo account of the United Nations said its Committee Against Torture had questioned China insistently over its record on such issues as judicial independence and its use of “black jails.”

November 26, 2015

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