May 2010

The Next Round of the Great Game

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

The April uprising in Kyrgyzstan illuminates the latest phase of the Great Game.

Obama Administration Prepares for China Human Rights Dialogue

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

U.S. and Chinese officials convene in Washington later this week for a new round of what has been a sporadic bilateral human rights dialogue.  Some U.S. human rights advocates are skeptical about the dialogue process. 

Uyghur Held, Boss Vows Crackdown

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

An ethnic Uyghur photographer detained shortly after publishing an anti-Chinese article online has gone missing and appears to be under arrest, according to knowledgeable sources in the western city of Kashgar who asked not to be identified.

Taking On Guantánamo

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

New Haven attorney Elizabeth P. Gilson didn’t know what she was getting into. In 2005, she had read newspaper reports about lawyers traveling to the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to help prisoners the government suspected of being enemy combatants. Lawyers were trying to file habeas petitions on behalf of prisoners to find out why they were incarcerated.

Leader of China's restive Xinjiang region says security remains key amid new policy direction

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

 Beijing faces a "severe, complex, and intense" fight against separatism in the riot-torn western region of Xinjiang, the new regional leader was quoted Monday as saying.

China's new Xinjiang boss vows crackdown

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

The new head of China's restive Xinjiang region -- the scene of deadly ethnic unrest last year -- has pledged a renewed crackdown on separatist elements, state media said Monday.

Uyghur Mother Appeals for her Son, Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for His Faith

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 12:00

Imagine that your son has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

Pakistan tells "Chinese brothers", Uighur leader killed

Sat, 05/08/2010 - 12:00

Pakistan and China have "broken the back" of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, Pakistan's Interior Minister said in Beijing on Friday.

More China Aid to Cambodia

Thu, 05/06/2010 - 12:00

China has pledged millions of dollars in new aid to the Cambodian military, just weeks after the United States froze a planned delivery of military trucks to the Southeast Asian country, officials said.

The Beijing consensus is to keep quiet

Thu, 05/06/2010 - 12:00

In the West people worry that developing countries want to copy “the China model”. Such talk makes people in China uncomfortable