December 2008

2008 a year of triumph and tragedy for China

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 11:00

From a devastating earthquake to the Beijing Olympics, China witnessed a tumultuous year of triumph and tragedy in 2008 that sorely tested the Communist Party's ability to manage.

Leading Chinese academy says Lop Nur disappeared in 1962

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 11:00

A leading Chinese academy says Lop Nur, the former lake believed to nurture the ancient Loulan (Kroraina) civilization along the Silk Road, evaporated in 1962.

US, China mark 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 11:00

Forged in absolute secrecy at the height of the Cold War, the diplomatic ties established between the United States and China 30 years ago this Thursday had a clear goal: to counter the Soviet threat.

China to Use Peaceful Development to Reunite Taiwan, Hu Says

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 11:00

Chinese President Hu Jintao said his government will pursue “peaceful development” with Taiwan, signalling a shift in policy to reunite with an island that China considers a renegade province.

UHRP urges release of Uyghur students detained for organizing peaceful protest

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) urges Chinese government authorities to release two young Uyghur students detained in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)) in relation to the organization of a peaceful protest.

Two Faces' of Deng Xiaoping

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

Deng Xiaoping saw himself as a man set apart from the common herd, and his only aim was to save the Chinese Communist Party, according to a former top official.

China Tightens Press Controls for 2009

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

China plans a new press campaign to strengthen the Communist Party's image in the coming year, while writings on Taiwan and other 'sensitive' topics will receive closer scrutiny.

Why China Had to Reform

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

Former top Communist Party official Bao Tong examines the reasons behind the Communist Party's move toward economic reform, begun 30 years ago this month.

China's momentous 2008

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

Tania Branigan recounts extraordinary events from the last 12 months in China and introduces video highlights of the year

Bumpy roads for China in 2009

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:00

One year ago, exactly in these days, China was worrying only about the Beijing Olympic Games in August. It seemed a huge trial by itself, yet it proved to be the least of China’s worries as the year unfolded with one unexpected crisis after another.

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