June 2012

Dalai-Led Uyghur Separatists Not Welcome

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:00

The bar’s sign reads like a mash-up of Chinese propaganda and nationalism’s greatest hits.

Religion is the Last Stronghold of Freedom

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:00

Blind civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng’s dramatic escape was yet another instance of the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses against the Chinese people.

Cambodia arrests Frenchman reportedly linked to Chinese political scandal

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:00

Cambodian police have arrested a Frenchman reportedly linked to a politician at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in years.

Notice informs locals of mandatory residence searches in Hotan community; police reserve the right to “use force” to enter homes

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 15:57

An official notice posted in the Gujanbagh neighborhood of the Uyghur city of Hotan informs locals that police will undertake a search of every residence in the neighborhood, at the behest of higher-level authorities.

Fabricated bank adds to China's list of fakery

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:00

In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton bags, rice trader Lin Chunping took fakery to a whole new level: He invented a U.S. bank and claimed he bought it.

How dictators have evolved with the times

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:00

We tend to think of dictators as all-powerful leaders who act with naked cruelty and impunity. Think of Bashar al Assad in Syria. Or, for a celluloid reminder, think of Sacha Baron Cohen as Gen. Admiral Aladeen, a North African despot.

China Abandons Role of Global Engine

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:00

Premier Wen Jiabao has an unspoken message to his Group of 20 counterparts in Mexico today: This time, don’t count on a growth bailout from China.

1st OIC Congress on China and the Muslim World convenes

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:00

The theme of the first Organization of Islamic Cooperation congress on China and the Muslim World is “Cultural Encounters.”

Forever Shadowing an Elderly Dissident in China

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:00

The censorati in China have had their hands full already this year, notably with trying to control news of the scandal surrounding the now-deposed Politburo member Bo Xilai and hushing up the dramatic escape of the blind activist Chen Guangcheng.

Party Member Among Missing

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:00

A Uyghur member of China’s Communist Party was detained three years ago after ethnic riots.