October 2016

China’s Tibetan and Uighur Nationalities | Fairbank Center 60th Anniversary Symposium Panel

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 22:32

Chaired by Harvard’s Professor Leonard van der Kuijp, this panel unpacks the position of these two minority groups in the contemporary People’s Republic of China

How new Xinjiang party boss became front runner in race to be one of China’s most powerful men

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 22:18
Chen Quanguo (right) accompanies Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping as he greets a National People’s Congress deputy from Tibet in Beijing in 2013. Photo: Xinhua

Chen Quanguo’s hardline rule in Tibet and show of absolute loyalty to Xi Jinping may see him promoted to Politburo next year

Man Held in China's Xinjiang For Downloading 'Terrorist' Circumvention Software

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 18:52
Chinese network management authorities check an internet cafe in a file photo.

Activists say the authorities are increasing worried about domestic opposition to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

America’s Dangerous ‘China Fantasy’

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:46
Wang Qiaoling, left, and Li Wenzu with photos of their husbands, human rights lawyers in China who have been detained since July 2015. CreditHow Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, American business executives and political leaders of both parties repeatedly put forward what I label the “China fantasy”: the view that trade, foreign investment and increasing prosperity would lead to political liberalization in the world’s most populous country.

EU & US Should Oppose Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Cuba in Tomorrow’s Election to UN Human Rights Council

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:38
UN Watch and HRF present report urging democracies to oppose dictators, Canadian Parliament, Oct. 5, 2016

“Credibility of UN Rights Council at stake,” says UN Watch

France: Raise China’s Rights Abuses on Visit

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:33
Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing, China.  © 2013 Reuters

Publicly Press Beijing on Crackdown

Case lost in translation

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:29
foreign suspect in the August 17 Erawan shrine bombing, identified by the ruling junta as Yusufu Mieraili (3rd R), listens to an interpreter as he is questioned by police officers at Bangkok’s Metropolitan Police Station yesterday. Mieraili, one of the two men arrested over last month’s deadly Bangkok bomb has admitted to a charge of possessing explosives, Thai police said yesterday, in the first confession over the deadly attack. —AFP

At a glance, the postponement of a court trial for two suspects in connection with the deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine due to the lack of an interpreter sparks suspicion there may be foul play in the case which has been long delayed.

Terror overseas: understanding China’s evolving counter-terror strategy

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 20:14

International terrorism has emerged in recent years as a direct threat to Chinese nationals living overseas. As China's footprint becomes increasingly global its exposure to the risk of terror attacks has increased too.

Leaked Xinjiang Police Report Describes Circumvention Tools as ‘Terrorist Software’

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 20:03

A police report leaked last week from China's Xinjiang province describes Internet censorship circumvention tools as “second class violent and terrorist software.”

US seeks deeper counterterrorism cooperation with China

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:46
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a press conference in Beijing, China, after the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders conference, on Nov 12, 2014.  Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

The U.S. held counterterrorism talks with China Tuesday and called for deeper cooperation between the two countries.