March 2009

Chinese Nuclear Tests Allegedly Cause 750,000 Deaths

Tue, 03/31/2009 - 12:00

On March 18, Japanese professor Takada Jun revealed at a nuclear forum that the Chinese regime carried out 46 surface nuclear tests from 1964 to 1996, causing 750,000 civilian deaths in surrounding areas.

Clocks square off in China's far west

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:00

Uyghurs in HotanIn Xinjiang province, the Muslim Uighur minority makes a point of observing its own time, not that of local Han Chinese, who adhere to Beijing's imposition of a single time for all of China.

China cracks down in Muslim west

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:00

 An overseas rights activist said Monday that authorities in China's predominantly Muslim far west are closing unregistered Islamic schools and conducting house-to-house searches in a new security crackdown in the restive region.

PetroChina Xinjiang to boost oil storage by 60 pct

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:00

PetroChina's (601857.SS)(PTR.N) (0857.HK) Xinjiang Oilfield Corporation has started an expansion that would boost its crude oil storage capacity by 60 percent by August 2010, a newspaper run by parent CNPC reported on Monday.

Anti-China tensions on the rise in Australia

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:00

Australia's Sinophile Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is fighting perceptions he has become a "running dog" for Beijing as anti-China sentiment mounts at home, threatening billions of dollars worth of Chinese investment.

Australia says opposition fanning anti-China mood

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:00

Australia's centre-left government accused the opposition of pandering to anti-China sentiment Sunday and dismissed concerns about Beijing's influence over senior ministers as "absurd".

Book Stokes Nationalism in China

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:00

A hot-selling new book that excoriates the U.S. and calls for China to be more assertive is fueling debate among Chinese about nationalism and their country's role in the world.

Will the Chinese Communist Party Survive the Crisis?

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:00

The financial crisis is challenging Beijing's ability to hold up its end of the deal with the country's elite, leading to a potential threat to the continued rule of the Chinese Communist Party.

Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 12:00

A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded.

China accused over global computer spy ring

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 12:00

An enormous electronic espionage programme run from servers in China has been used to spy on computers in more than 100 countries, according to two reports published at the weekend.