September 2011

Palestine UN bid: Where does China stand?

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 12:00

China's vote will fit into its framework of non-intervention, as it seeks to serve its own strategic interests.

The Next Page: Looking for Gauhar Kamardinova

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 12:00

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili has a 9/11 story that's off the beaten path: It starts in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A man needs a U.S. visa to go to New York. He has to find his daughter, Gauhar. She was working in the World Trade Center that day. She must be in a hospital somewhere ...

China's £1.4 million sheep

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 12:00

For the man who has everything, this year's prize bauble in China is a £1.4 million sheep bred in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar.

As ties with US sour, Pak cosies up to China, Saudi Arabia

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 12:00

Pakistan is pulling out all stops to offset rising tensions with the US and possible economic and military sanctions by reaching out to its closest allies, Saudi Arabia and China.

Showdown in the South China Sea

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 12:00

Beijing's belligerence on the oil-rich Spratly Islands issue poses threats to the region

Europe's political rejection of China is politically correct

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 12:00

There are times when the only possible response to something an official (usually a politician) says is incredulity — both of the claim itself and that the speaker could ever believe it.

China warns U.S. over $5.8B Taiwan arms deal

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 12:00

China's military exchanges with the U.S. will suffer after Washington announced a $5.85 billion arms package for Taiwan, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday, confirming expectations that Beijing would retaliate over the sale.

Demonstrations Planned for National Day of China

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 12:00

In an effort to raise awareness of Beijing's egregious disregard for human rights in the region, the World Uyghur Congress along with Uyghur organizations worldwide are staging mass protests on 1 October 2011, China's annual celebration of its statehood.  For indigenous populations forced to live under Beijing's oppressive rule for more than six decades, this marks a day of mourning and sadness.

Laid Off Profs Reject Deal

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:00

A group of 20 Uyghur professors at a teachers college in northwestern China has refused new positions in school security after they were laid off because they could not speak fluent Mandarin, saying that authorities should abandon a policy of bilingual education in the region.

Pakistan Pledges to Attack Anti-China Militants

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:00

Pakistan has promised a visiting Chinese official that it will crack down on Chinese Muslim separatists who use Pakistani territory as a base for attacks in neighboring China.