November 2010

Beijing Wages Economic Diplomacy to Counter "China Threat" Theory

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 11:00

Beijing is waging an economics-focused diplomacy of reassurance to counter the "China Threat" theory and to augment its political clout particularly in the Asia-Pacific and European regions.

China Unveils Sea Defense System to Counter Aircraft Carrier

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 11:00

The modernization of China’s aerospace capabilities was prominently on display at the Eighth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. 

Nobel ceremony to go ahead: Beijing's 'miscalculated' belligerence backfires

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 11:00

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony will proceed after all even though the winner, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo remains in jail.

Insight into China's propaganda apparatus

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 11:00

Beijing’s vitriolic response to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel peace prize award has highlighted the ruling Communist Party’s refusal to brook any dissent, even from advocates of peaceful, evolutionary reform. 

China Eyes “Dual Use” Applications for its Supercomputers

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 03:00

As of November 15, the world’s fastest supercomputer officially belongs to China, according to the most recent listing of the world’s Top 500 computers.

US body attacks China on economic policies

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 11:00

An official US commission into Washington’s relationship with Beijing on Wednesday attacked China for its economic and defence policies while signalling fears that recent cyberattacks were backed by the Chinese state.

China hijacked UK internet traffic, says McAfee

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 11:00

China redirected internet traffic from UK and US public sector bodies through its own servers in April, according to security company McAfee.

U.S. religious freedom report faults China, among others

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 11:00

Religious freedom remains under threat in China, especially for followers of the Dalai Lama and Muslims in the west of the country, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday in a major report.

Religious Freedom Setback

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 11:00

There is no let-up in religious persecution in East Asia, a new study shows, as Vietnam uses excessive force on religious groups, North Korea executes Christians of an underground church, and China forces the return home of citizens involved in religious activism and punishes them.

Turkey Deepens Strategic Relationship with China

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 11:00

The visit by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Beijing a week ago, follows by a scant three weeks the visit by China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Ankara on 78 October as part of the latter’s European diplomatic tour also including Belgium, Germany, Greece, and Italy in the margin of his participation in an EU-China summit.