November 2007

China's Secret War Games and the Kitty Hawk Affair Flip-Flop

Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:00

Large-scale air and naval maneuvers off China’s southeast coast last week demonstrated the post-17th Party Congress leadership’s determination to project hard power in view of escalating tension in the Taiwan Strait.

China tells more U.S. vessels to keep out

Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:00

China has refused nine U.S. Navy ships and one Air Force jet entry to Hong Kong in the past month, U.S. military officials said Friday.

Britain accuses China of 'web-based espionage'

Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:00

The Government has openly accused China of carrying out state-sponsored espionage against vital parts of Britain’s economy, including computer systems of major banks and financial services firms.

Will China "Lose" the 2008 Olympics?

Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:00

When the International Olympic Committee awarded Beijing the 2008 Summer Games in July 2001, the announcement ignited wild celebrations across the country. The Chinese Communist Party hoped to use the Games to showcase the country's emergence as a dynamic, modern nation. But as China's leaders begin final preparations for the Games next August, they may be wondering if hosting the event was such a good idea after all. They have significant reasons for doubt.

Rights group lashes IOC chief over China controls

Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:00

The International Olympics Committee has failed to ensure that China honors promised media freedoms ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games, a press rights group has claimed.

EU dances around China

Thu, 11/29/2007 - 11:00

Issues ranging from food safety to German contact with the Dalai Lama created tension ahead of Wednesday's summit between the European Union and China in Beijing. Yet, these political "hot potatoes" do not diminish the attractiveness of the Chinese market for Western firms.

In the Case of the Beijing Olympic Games, China Falls Short of Even the Bronze Medal

Thu, 11/29/2007 - 11:00

The timing of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is crucial for China because of significant political issues at play, issues that the spirit of the Games mask, and ones that the international community cannot ignore.

Merkel puts rights at heart of foreign policy

Thu, 11/29/2007 - 11:00

Angela Merkel used a keynote parliamentary address to stress the importance of human rights in German foreign policy on Wednesday, in her toughest rejection to date of criticism of her meeting with the Dalai Lama.

China Explains Decision to Block U.S. Ships

Thu, 11/29/2007 - 11:00

China denied permission for a United States aircraft carrier battle group and other American warships to visit Hong Kong last week because of the Bush administration’s proposal to sell upgrades to Patriot antimissile batteries to Taiwan, Chinese state media said today.

China Reports Riot in Southwestern Tibet

Thu, 11/29/2007 - 11:00

Rioters in Chinese-ruled Tibet destroyed shops and government offices following a dispute between Buddhist monks and a local shopkeeper, the government's news agency reported Wednesday.

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