April 2013

Local Government Says 21 Dead in West China Clash

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 21:24

A violent clash between authorities and assailants described as a terrorist gang left 21 people dead in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, the local government said Wednesday.

How to Understand China's Foreign Policy

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 20:24

China can become a beacon for the world -- if it trades in its conservative foreign policy for one that emphasizes universal values.

Why America and China can’t trust each other

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 20:23

The release of China’s biennial defense white paper has been getting some press for its revelations about the People’s Liberation Army’s force structure.

Chinese and Japanese ships cluster around disputed islands

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 20:19

The fragile relationship between China and Japan came under fresh strain Tuesday as ships from both sides crowded into the waters around a disputed group of islands and nearly 170 Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial war memorial.

India asks China to withdraw border troops

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 20:18

Foreign ministry asks China to pull back troops who allegedly advanced into disputed territory claimed by India.

US general aims to ease China's concerns over Obama 'pivot' to Asia

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 20:17
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey (l.) and Chinese counterpart Gen. Fang Fenghui salute during a welcoming ceremony at the Bayi Building in Beijing, Monday.  Andy Wong/AP

China is deeply suspicious of US intent in its 'pivot' to Asia, and US Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Beijing this week to try to reassure China's military – and its people.

Tibetans, Uyghurs Facing 'Harsh Repression': US

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 20:12

An annual State Department human rights report also says Burma's authoritarian structure 'remains largely intact.'

Chinese Authorities Blame ‘Mental Illness’ in Murder Case

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 20:05

But Uyghurs say a young boy was hacked to death because of ethnic hatred.

Uyghur Businessman Attacked After Demolition Complaint

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 09:44

He is suffering from a head injury and fears being forced into psychiatric care.

Human rights in China worsening, US finds

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 09:41

China's human rights record worsened in 2012 amid an increasingly harsh crackdown on Tibetan and Uighur areas, the United States warned Friday in an annual report.