September 2016

Pressing Asia Agenda, Obama Treads Lightly on Human Rights

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:27
President Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. Credit Pool photo by How Hwee Young

SEPT. 7, 2016

Editorial: Trudeau's false equivalence on Chinese human rights

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:24
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center, attends the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. MARK SCHIEFELBEIN / AP

The gulf between Canada and China on human rights is vast. This isn’t something that normally needs pointing out, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, insisting he put the boots to the Chinese government over rights during his visit, seems confused.

China’s Latest Crackdown Is Not Its Worst

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 18:54
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

The crackdown on rights defenders pales in comparisons to long term oppression of religious and ethnic minorities.

China's Jinping meets Turkey's Erdogan; both countries pledge to step up counter-terrorism cooperation

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 18:48
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on 3 September on the sidelines of G20 summit in Hangzhou city of China and pledged to deepen counter-terrorism cooperationREUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool

The presidents met on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Saturday.

Obama: Consequences if China violates rules and norms

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 18:45

The United States welcomes China's rise -- but there will be consequences if Beijing violates international rules and norms, says U.S. President Barack Obama.

What Is “Pubic Interest”? 什么是公众利益?

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 18:42

In October 2015 when Theresa May was still the Home Secretary, the Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the UK.

Taiwanese, Hong Kongers and Uighurs Not Welcome Near G20

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 19:42

As authorities in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, prepare to host the G20 summit this weekend, China’s security apparatus has shifted into high gear, with as many as 100 people preemptively detained and many others ordered to skip town for a few days.

It’s Time to Rethink the World’s Approach to Human Rights in China

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 19:39

Washington, Brussels, and others have plenty of leverage over Beijing. Now they just have to use it.

Obama Goes to Hangzhou

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 19:35

Human rights cannot be treated as a stand-alone issue anymore.