March 2012

Turkish PM to visit Uighur region during four-day China trip

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 22:07

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to China between April 7 and 11.

Secrecy culture veils Chinese decision-making

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 22:05

IN THE weeks since the sacking and disappearance of Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai in the southwestern city of Chongqing, government-backed satellite TV has resumed broadcasting regular TV series during prime time.

Erdoğan will make first visit to China as prime minister

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 22:04

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay his first visit to China as prime minister between April 7 and 11.

Bo Xilai and the politics of Chinese succession

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 22:04

On March 15, the Chinese Communist Party announced the removal of Chongqing Party Chief Bo Xilai, a popular ‘Princeling’ leader, famous for his anti-corruption efforts and dogged support of Maoism.

China leadership drama surfaces after new claims about Bo Xilai

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 22:03

China's biggest political upheaval for two decades was precipitated by claims that top leadership contender Bo Xilai's wife was connected to the death of a British businessman, a source with ties to those involved has said.

China sentences Uyghur man to death after violence

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 22:34

A local court in the far western Chinese province of Xinjiang has sentenced to death a Uyghur man who it says led an attack in a busy street last month that left 15 people dead, Chinese state media reported.

Statement on the Death Sentence for Abdukerem Mamut

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 22:33

In reaction to the Kashgar Intermediate People's Court's recent death sentence handed down to Abdukerem Mamut, Initiatives for China issued the following statement:

The global war on religion

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 22:32

In a presidential primary campaign season in which GOP candidates have loudly trumpeted the spurious charge

The U.S. and China: posturing in the 21st century

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 22:31

Columnist Bruce Ramsey, in China, finds business and government leaders philosophical about the political posturing of U.S. presidential candidates. The realities are more important than the theater.

Chinese scandal drama: Businessman dead, Communist leader shamed

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 22:30

"Please excuse me, I can't talk about this." Clunk! The phone line goes dead. We had tried to get this British businessman to talk about the mysterious death of Neil Heywood.