June 2012

China slams U.S. over Tiananmen statement

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 00:00

China has expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with a U.S. statement urging the government to free protesters imprisoned after the 1989 crackdown near Tiananmen Square.

Our existential Chinese dilemma

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 00:00

THE election of the Western world's first fluent Mandarin-speaking prime minister was an event of great moment not just in Australia and China but around the world.

China wants US to respect Beijing's interests

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 00:00

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it hoped the United States will respect Beijing's regional interests, after the U.S. defense secretary announced plans to shift most of his country's warships to the Asia-Pacific by 2020.

Who Killed The Kazakh Border Guards?

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 00:00

Fifteen bodies -- 14 of them border guards -- were found on May 30 on the Kazakh-Chinese frontier but there are still no clear answers as to how they died.

China steps up Afghan role as Western pullout nears

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 00:00

China and Afghanistan will sign an agreement in the coming days that strategically deepens their ties, Afghan officials say, the strongest signal yet that Beijing wants a role beyond economic partnership as Western forces prepare to leave the country.

China Rejects US Call to Release Tiananmen Prisoners

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 00:00

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong have marked the 23rd anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square protests and the deadly government crackdown that followed.

China bans Tiananmen Square-related web search terms

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 00:00

Chinese authorities have blocked internet access to search terms related to the 23rd anniversary of the 1989 crackdown against protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

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.