September 2012

Geography Strikes Back

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 22:14

To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map, writes Robert D. Kaplan

Turkish Deputy Premier Meets Chinese PM

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 22:05

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan met Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China, on Sunday.

Xi Jinping Mystery Absence: China Vice President's Absence Fuels Rumors

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 22:03

Where is president-in-waiting Xi Jinping?

Communist Leader’s Absence Sets Off Rumor Mills in China

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 22:00

The strange disappearance from public view of China’s presumptive new leader is turning a year that was supposed to showcase the Communist Party’s stability into something of an annus horribilis.

China's Revolution Risk

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 21:57

We all know by now about the simmering leadership crisis in China. The Bo Xilai affair has lifted the lid on a hornet's nest.

Hackers Target Uyghur Groups

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 23:21

The Chinese government is suspected of the infected email attack.

'Foolish and Backward Nation': A Self-Effacing Chinese Satire of America

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:40

On the eve of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's diplomatic visit to the Middle Kingdom, a tongue-in-cheek critique of Americans has gone viral on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter, with over 44,000 retweets and 5,400 comments.

Islamic Revival in China: CCP Tolerance or Strategy?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:41

Five years ago, when I considered the issue of Islamic practice in China, three things immediately came to mind: Xinjiang, restriction, and incompatibility with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

No Movement on Major Disputes as Clinton Meets With Chinese Leaders

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:37

The United States and China clashed openly on Wednesday over two of the most contentious issues riling their relationship, the violence in Syria and growing tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

The Enduring Legacy of China’s Great Famine

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:35

What happens when death and violence on a massive scale are covered up, as they were in China’s Great Leap Forward, which ended 50 years ago this year but is still a taboo topic in China?