News & Commentary

Dec 7, 2007

The deteriorating U.S. economy, presidential election season and tensions with Iran will influence U.S. Asia policy. However, beyond these important peripherals, Washington will confront increasing dissonance in Chinese foreign policy, new versions of old tensions over Taiwan and obstacles in the six-party talks on North Korea.

Dec 7, 2007

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his US counterpart, George W. Bush, spoke on the phone about building closer bilateral ties and resolving global disputes such as Iran, China said Friday.

Dec 7, 2007

A wave of high-level visits by the Dalai Lama to Western countries will have no effect on the status of Chinese-ruled Tibet, and will only serve to harm relations with Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Dec 7, 2007

Due to shrinking surface area, Xinjiang's largest salt lake, Aibi Lake, has increased the desertification of the area and subsequently transformed into one of China's major sandstorm sources.

Dec 6, 2007

Chinese Foreign Minister denies his country is cyber-spying on others - but says China is a victim of web-attacks

Dec 6, 2007

A majority of Europeans and Americans said they perceive China's emergence as a major economic power as a threat, according to a survey published by the German Marshall Fund.

Dec 6, 2007

The United States has proposed starting a dialogue with China on nuclear weapons and strategy. VOA's Al Pessin reports the proposal came during an annual meeting between senior U.S. and Chinese defense officials at the Pentagon, which included military officers responsible for each country's nuclear weapons.

Dec 6, 2007

The Geneva-based Center on Housing Rights and Evictions has given its 2007 Housing Rights Violator Awards to Burma, China and Slovakia. The citation is given to governments or public institutions that systematically violate housing rights and fail to abide by international law. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from Geneva.

Dec 5, 2007

A NON-PROFIT newsletter editor says Beijing security officials tried to bribe him before shutting down his publication and barring his re-entry to China.

Dec 5, 2007

China continues to evict 13,000 people each month in preparation for the Beijing Olympics, despite worldwide attention and increased scrutiny, a housing rights group said Wednesday.

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