October 2012

China’s Troubled Bourbons

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:59

Sometimes the books that a country’s top leaders read can reveal a lot about what they are thinking.

Protests in China Get a Boost From Social Media

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:49

We want to survive,” read signs carried by the hundreds of protestors who thronged the streets of Ningbo, a southeastern Chinese coastal city, from Friday through Sunday.

Xinjiang Ready for the Party's Party

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 23:00

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is gearing up for the 18th National Congress scheduled to begin on November 8.

Identification checks on trains to Beijing, Xinjiang and Tibet

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 22:57

Passengers travelling by train to Beijing, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Tibet autonomous region will have to undergo identification checks, reported China Daily this week.

Taiwan arrests suspected military spies for China

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 22:55

Taiwan has arrested three retired military officers suspected of spying for China, officials say.

Commemorating International Religious Freedom Day

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 19:54

Across the globe, religion and belief continue to matter deeply in the lives of people and their cultures.

A Journalist Chronicles Lives After Guantanamo Bay

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 23:52

The presidential candidates may not be talking much about Guantanamo Bay, but the U.S. detention center there has been at the forefront of Michelle Shephard's mind for the last decade.

China Blocks Report on Wen Billions

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 23:49

Report says Premier Wen Jiabao's wife and relatives control assets worth at least U.S.$2.7 billion.

China's Inadvertent Empire

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 00:00

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S late 2011 announcement of his administration’s pivot to Asia marked a sea change in America’s geopolitical posture away from Europe and the Middle East to Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Party Debates Dropping Mao

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 00:00

Experts say omitting the former leader's name from the Communist Party constitution has little to do with reform.