February 2012

USCIRF Letter to President Obama on Religious Freedom and Rule of Law in China

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 23:32

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sent the following letter on February 3, 2012:

McCain to Beijing: Revolution is Coming

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 23:28

“The Arab Spring is coming to China,” John McCain told Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun at the just-concluded Munich Security Conference, sometimes called the “Davos of Defense.”

Pipelines, pandas trump democracy

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 23:13

Last July, the man who is widely expected to succeed Hu Jintao as China’s president stood in front of the palace in Lhasa, Tibet, that is the traditional seat....

Beijing warning on Tibet vigils

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 23:10

Beijing has threatened to crack down on protesters as tensions continue to run high in remote Tibetan areas ahead of a global vigil in support of people recently killed by Chinese security forces.

China Needs to Change Mideast Foreign Policy: James M. Dorsey

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 22:33

China’s decision to veto a condemnation of Syria’s regime at the United Nations Security Council is just the latest signal that illustrates the need for a fundamental change in Chinese foreign policy.

China's hardline politics clash with soft power

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 22:31

China's hardline political stance, as shown by its veto of a UN resolution on Syria at the weekend, is increasingly clashing with the Asian powerhouse's efforts to improve its image abroad, analysts say.

China: Continued Erasure of Uyghur Identity

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 00:00

For many Chinese, the recent new year celebrations symbolise a new beginning. It is the celebration of...

PM expected to ask about Burlington man in Chinese jail

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 00:00

The plight of a Burlington man in a Chinese jail for what supporters say are trumped-up terrorism charges is expected to be raised....

Why India backed Syria vote

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 00:00

The veto by Russia and China of a resolution in the UN Security Council that called upon Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down in the face of the persisting movement against his regime is not based on an objective assessment of the ground situation in Syria.

Russia, China lose credit in Arab world: League chief

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 00:00

The Arab League chief said on Monday that Russia and China had lost diplomatic credit in the Arab world by vetoing a U.N. resolution...