May 2012

Why China is no longer predictable

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

The United States has had it easy over the past third of a century in regards to China. Washington has been able to proclaim moral superiority over the Communist Party dictatorship in Beijing, even as those very dictators provided Washington with a stable, businesslike relationship that fostered immense opportunities for American companies in China and for the American economy overall.

Chen: China's Communists Must Obey Own Laws

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who recently arrived in the United States, today called for government and party officials in China to honor the country’s constitution and laws.

Beijing Exhibiting New Assertiveness in South China Sea

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

In tropical waters off the coast of the Philippines, a standoff between half a dozen Chinese fishing boats, two Chinese law enforcement vessels and an aging Philippine Navy ship recently attracted a lot of attention in Washington, Beijing and other capitals across Asia.

China factor to dominate top defence summit

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

In the absence of a formal defence alliance like Nato, the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore has become the pre-eminent annual security gathering in the Asia-Pacific region.

China calls out 'overcritical' U.S.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

Last week, the U.S. State Department released its annual report on human rights around the world. It covers nearly 200 countries, from Tunisia and Egypt and their uprisings, to North Korea and Cuba and the repression in those nations.

China's political storm

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

AS senior leaders are purged and retired provincial officials publicly call for Politburo members to be removed, it has become clear that China is at a crossroads.

China shows the world its vicious economics

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

China spent the best part of the last two decades sweet-talking the world about its intentions. Its rise supposedly is peaceful for investment and trade, and a concomitant military buildup is only for defense.

China Prods Pakistan To Crack Down On Uighur Separatist Militants

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

The Chinese foreign minister has asked Pakistan to stamp out Uighur Islamic militancy by deporting its adherents from the country’s mountainous tribal areas.

Senior Chinese Military Official Meets Uzbek Defense Chief on Ties

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), held talks here on Thursday with Uzbek Defense Minister Kabul Berdiev on bilateral ties and relations between the two armed forces.

How The Chinese West Was Won (By Urban Planners)

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

Naming rights to sporting stadiums is big business. How about naming a newly minted city?

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