February 2011

Uyghurs Targeted Amidst Reform Call

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

Chinese authorities have stepped up curbs on ethnic minority Muslim Uyghurs in the wake of popular uprisings in the Middle East and calls for "Jasmine" rallies at home, an exile group said on Monday.

East Turkestan: 'Without a Struggle You Can't Achieve Anything'

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

The harsh Chinese policy on the Uyghur minority is counterproductive and likely to lead to more violence as opposition against repression increases, Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer fears and calls for the Chinese government to revise its ethnic policy.

Arab Protests Add to Uighurs Pains

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

As the world is centering its attention on major protests sweeping the Arab world, fears of the spread of the revolution flame to the ethnic Uighurs in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region is a growing headache for Chinese authorities.

China's growth is changing Southeast Asia

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

What has China got to do with recent bloody clashes over a 900-year-old temple in Southeast Asia? 

Getting harassed by the Chinese police

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

 I had thought China's situation was significantly different from the Middle East because the government has been successful in bringing better living standards to the people here

China tamps down Middle East-inspired protests before they can gain momentum

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

Police and security officials displayed a show of force here and in other Chinese cities Sunday, trying to snuff out any hint of protests modeled on the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. 

In China's "Jasmine" Crackdown, Image Matters

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

After the paranoid and sometimes violent response to yesterday's thwarted "jasmine rallies," a question hangs in the air: why would a government that seems so strong react with such fear?

Washing Away a Call to Protest in Beijing

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

Any hint of “jasmine revolution” in Beijing was swept away Sunday, first by legions of police, then by trucks spraying water onto a shopping street in the center of the Chinese capital.

US envoy condemns China attacks on media

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:00

Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to China, personally condemned on Monday the violence used by Chinese security officers against foreign journalists reporting a planned anti-government protest at the weekend.

Smelling salts for China's Jasmine dream

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 11:00

China's "Jasmine incident" suggests new paradigms in the game of cat-and-mouse between China's security organs and dissidents.