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Mar 8, 2007

This summer Kyrgyzstan plans to host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) annual summit and assume its presidency. SCO members include China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; while India, Iran, Mongolia, and Pakistan hold observer status.

Mar 8, 2007

In accordance with President Hu Jintao’s commitment toward creating a “harmonious society (hexie shehui) within China, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao unveiled a new series of measures that would provide medical, agricultural and social assistance to the country’s impoverished rural residents.

Mar 7, 2007

On the morning of June 1 of this year, the Abdureyim family traveled with a police escort to what they believed would be an “International Children’s Day celebration. But on a deserted stretch of the road, in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, China, the cars suddenly came to a halt. Within minutes brothers Ablikim and Alim were pulled outside and beaten to the ground. As their sister begged the officers to stop, one of them retorted, “Call your mother.

Mar 1, 2007

Diplomacy is a word seldom uttered in connection with United States foreign policy. Lack of diplomatic discourse has ultimately resulted in the degradation of the U.S.’s image in the international community.

Feb 28, 2007

The recent exchange in the news media between the Canadian government and China's assistant minister of foreign affairs underlines fundamental differences in the approach to building the kind of relationship where difficult questions can be raised, discussed and settled in a mutually respectful manner that is likely to lead to change.

Feb 27, 2007

Li Jinsong and Li Jianqiang are Chinese trial lawyers who take on difficult political cases, tangle with the police and seek solace in the same religion, Christianity. But like many who devote themselves to expanding freedoms and the rule of law in China, the two spend as much time clashing over tactics and principles as they do challenging the ruling Communist Party.

Feb 26, 2007

Al-Qaeda has a China problem, and no one is watching. Despite al-Qaeda's significant efforts to support Muslim insurgents in China, Beijing has succeeded in limiting popular support for anti-government violence.

Feb 22, 2007

In a recent report assessing the future missions of the four Keelung (Kidd) class destroyers that were recently commissioned into the Taiwanese Navy, Chien-tuan K’o chi (Defense Technology Monthly) senior editor Chang Li-teh argued that understanding U.S. and Japanese military policies toward Japan’s island chain is critical for Taiwanese military planners.

Feb 22, 2007

Some fifty years ago, Chinese and Turkish troops actually fought one another on the battlefield; Turkey was the sole Muslim nation to send troops to South Korea under the United Nations mandate, in which 14 other nations sent ground forces to support the U.S.-led coalition.

Feb 17, 2007

One morning, after a night of sleeping beside the road, I woke to find a boy standing over my tent, peering at me through the screen. My body was sore and dehydrated, and I passed out. Several hours later, I woke up with him once again standing over me, holding a bottle of yogurt. He helped me pack up my tent in the strong wind and took me to his camp.


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