December 2007

Nur Bekri appointed acting chairman of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Sat, 12/29/2007 - 11:00

Nur Bekri was appointed acting chairman of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday.

German AI official calls on IOC to pressure China on human rights

Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:00

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must put more pressure on China on the human rights issue leading up to the Beijing Games next August, a German official for Amnesty International (AI) said on Thursday.

Pro-democracy MP detained at China border

Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:00

AN outspoken Hong Kong lawmaker said he was detained Thursday at the China border while trying to fly to Beijing to push for full democracy as Chinese officials discussed political reforms in Hong Kong.

China faces up to the horrible truth about its Mao-made economic disaster

Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:00

WU JIHUAI turned 46 this year and has lived his life in a poor village called La Pa in China's poorest province, Guizhou. Those facts are enough for a thoughtful Chinese person to deduce that he comes from a privileged family and is lucky to be alive.

The truth about China's economy

Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:00

China has been the darling of the West, showered with praise for the massive economic strides it has made. Until recently, the West has turned a blind eye to the falsified statistics China has routinely produced to impress the world.

China's Asymmetrical Strategy - The battle for access in the Western Pacific.

Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:00

THE IMPRESSIVE CONVENTIONAL military strength post-industrial states have procured in the past half-century has helped to determine the shape and nature of modern warfare. In a geostrategic environment where conflict continues to persist between advanced militaries and their substandard adversaries--either rogue states or terror cells--the latter have been forced to develop asymmetric ways of challenging the superior with the inferior.

Partners in Genocide - A comprehensive guide to China's role in Darfur.

Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:00

Two weeks ago, Britain introduced a toughly worded Presidential Statement at the U.N. Security Council, demanding that Khartoum's National Islamic Front regime turn over two génocidaires to the International Criminal Court. The first, Ahmed Haroun, who, in a grotesque bit of irony, now serves as Sudan's minister of humanitarian affairs, is accused of having directly orchestrated many of the vicious crimes documented by the U.N. and independent human rights organizations in Darfur.

Self-interest trumps principles

Mon, 12/24/2007 - 11:00

The Security Council is now deadlocked over the issue of Kosovo independence and the behaviour of Russia, China and Iran, which offers a textbook case of hypocrisy and a web of ugly realpolitik.

China: Resolution Places Human Rights At Centre

Mon, 12/24/2007 - 11:00

The European Parliament has passed a resolution that criticizes China for not addressing its human rights situation, especially in East Turkestan and Tibet, and urges the European Commission to take a stronger stance.

China Says Obama's Toy Ban Pledge `Unreasonable'

Sat, 12/22/2007 - 11:00

U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's call for a ban on Chinese toy imports is ``unobjective, unreasonable and unfair,'' China's Foreign Ministry said.