June 2012

"We've All Been Brainwashed": China's Dissident Bloggers Speak Out in High Tech, Low Life

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 00:00

Even as Chinese dissidents like Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and artist Ai Weiwei suffer physical imprisonment, hundreds of millions of their fellow Chinese citizens are suffering a form of mental imprisonment thanks to their nation's system of internet censorship.

After 40 years the China-Australia relationship is underachieving

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 00:00

WISHFUL thinking, distrustful thinking, pusillanimity, hubris, greed, above all ignorance, shroud many Australians' thoughts about where our relationship with China could and should be heading.

'US focus on Asia-Pacific will help India contain China'

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 00:00

The US military's new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, as enunciated by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, is welcome and will aid in India's efforts to contain China, security experts say, adding that this country's navy should develop the capacity to operate in areas afar as the Pacific Ocean.

US military is targeting China - no doubt about that!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 00:00

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta outlined a plan to transfer the majority of U.S. warships to the Asia Pacific region and establish bases of operation in Vietnam

Australian Broadcaster Gingerly Airs Uyghur Film in Asia

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:53

The ABC’s Australia Network will broadcast the controversial documentary, The 10 Conditions of Love, this Sunday (June 10) - but not to China or elsewhere in Asia.

Blast at Xinjiang school injures 17, say China media

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:45

Chinese state media says 17 people, including 12 children, have been hurt in an explosion at a religious school in the restive Xinjiang province.

IFC Statement on China’s Brutality against Uyghur Children at Hotan Religious School

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:43

In reaction to China’s recent attack on a religious school in Hotan City in Xinjiang Province, Initiatives for China issued the following statement

Raid on Hotan religious school reflects brutality of official Chinese policies amid crackdown on religion in East Turkestan

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 18:46

A raid by Chinese police on a religious school in Hotan that led to the injury of 12 Uyghur children reflects the sev

China-Bashing as Campaign Rhetoric Binds Obama to Romney

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:00

Two of Mitt Romney’s first three television ads of the general-election campaign boast of how he’d stand up to China as soon as he becomes president.

U.S. shouldn’t ignore China’s actions

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:00

This past Monday marked the 23rd anniversary of the Chinese government’s massacre of hundreds, perhaps, thousands of protesters in Tiananmen Square.