June 2012

New rules issued by Hotan company discriminate against Uyghur women

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 15:22

In line with an official security clampdown taking place in Hotan, a local company that leases property to businesses in the city has banned women wearing...

China’s Expanding Core

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

China is now engaged in bitter disputes with the Philippines over Scarborough Shoal and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, both located far beyond China’s 200-mile-wide territorial waters in the South China Sea.

‘Axis Shift’ or ‘Axis Balancing’: Prospects of Recent Visits between Ankara and Beijing

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

It is still under clouds of suspicion, for the mainstream media and academia, whether Turkey is facing a shift in its foreign policy orientation; from the tradition of facing primarily toward the West,

Ai Weiwei paints bleak picture of his and China's future

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

Ai Weiwei's official probation period may have ended, but the internationally-renowned artist and political dissident is pessimistic about his pending tax evasion case and the rule of law in China.

China's forgotten famine

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

The Chinese government does not like to talk about certain parts of its past - like the worst-ever famine caused by man.

The Logic of China’s Korea Policy

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 00:00

Many U.S. and South Korean analysts have become increasingly frustrated, indeed annoyed, by China’s policy toward North Korea.

China launches campaign to search houses of Uighur Muslims

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 22:55

China has launched a new campaign to search houses of Uighur Muslims in the north-western Xinjiang province, a move as a new sign of religious and cultural repression of the sizable minority.

China Makes Plea for Extradition

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 22:53

The Chinese government has asked Cambodia to extradite to China a French architect with close ties to the wife of the ousted Communist Party official Bo Xilai, said Cambodia's deputy national police chief.

Sydney, Australia’s Best Eats

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 22:52

When it comes to travel in Sydney, one of the most exciting aspects of your trip will be the amazing foods and restaurants on offer.

China unrealistic on Tibet, talks futile: Dalai Lama

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 22:50

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday resuming talks with China on his homeland's future was futile unless it adopted a "realistic" stance, adding it was useless trying to convince Beijing he was not seeking full independence.