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As China Awakens, America -- And Pakistan -- Should Take Note

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

BEIJING -- "When China wakes, she will shake the world." Napoleon's famous comment on China has had China-watchers scratching their heads for two centuries as to what exactly he meant. The answer may be tied to Xi Jinping's vision of the future of China.

Visit Turpan in China's "Death Valley"
Sights to See in a Silk Road Oasis

Sharon Hoge | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

A green oasis in the middle of the desert, Turpan is located in a depression over 200 feet below sea level in what is called China's "Death Valley" registering extreme temperatures that can range from 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer plunging down to 20 below in winter.

Middle East and North Africa: Forcing China to Revisit Long-standing Policies

James Dorsey | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A scan of white papers on multiple foreign policy issues published by the Chinese government is glaring for one thing: the absence of a formulated, conceptual approach towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Only Shock Events Could Trigger Pakistan's Fourth Military Coup

Wikistrat | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Wikistrat

Last year's mass anti-government protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and led by politician Imran Khan generated much speculation about Pakistan's next military coup - but of course it didn't happen.

The magical Turpan

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Matjaz Tancic

There is not better way to get a fast introduction to the new place, culture or people than being invited to a local wedding. New music, food, drinks,...

Mystery Of Strange Stone Circles Finally Solved?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.30.2015 | Science

Mysterious stone formations found in China's Gobi Desert may have been built thousands of years ago by sun-worshipping nomads who used them for sacrif...

The Far West of China

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Matjaz Tancic

There are many things that run through my mind when I start thinking about my recent trip in Xinjiang, China's far west region, which shares borders with Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and to the south to Tibet.

Matt Sheehan

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

URUMQI, China -- Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks. Trains, planes and business hours tend to ...

Matt Sheehan

39 Hours Inside The Biggest Human Migration On Earth

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it’s easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football fie...

Capital Of Volatile Chinese Region Bans Veiled Robes In Public

AP | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by ...

15 Dead After Terror Attack In China

AP | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — An attack in China's troubled western Xinjiang region left 15 people dead and 14 injured, state media reported Saturday, the latest i...

Obama's Troublesome Distractions Won't Wreck His Asia-Pacific Pivot (But Not Because of Him)

William Bradley | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

One good thing for the president is that his Asia-Pacific Pivot -- heightened engagement with the rising region, and nascent superpower China -- hasn't been wrecked by the lengthening array of Obama administration distractions, including his troubled and tardy war against Isis.

The Fight Against Beijing You Probably Never Heard About

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

REPORT: 50 Killed In Blitz Of Attacks In China

AP | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media reported Thursday that 50 people, including 40 assailants, were killed in a series of explosions over the weekend...

8 Convicted Terrorists Executed In China

AP | Posted 08.23.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media said Saturday that eight convicted terrorists were executed in the far western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic c...

Chinese City Bans Beards And Veils On Buses

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buse...

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy

T. Dean Reed | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

China is having difficulties, west, east and center.

China: Attack In Xinjiang Kills Dozens Of Civilians

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with ...

China Convicts Dozens In Front Of Stadium Audience

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — In a stadium filled with 7,000 people, a Chinese court announced guilty verdicts for 55 people on charges of terrorism, separatism an...

Blast Rocks Chinese Railway Station

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has demanded "decisive actions" against terrorism following an attack at a railway station in the far-we...

China's Own '9/11'?

Xiu Min Li | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Xiu Min Li

Western China's peaceful and sustainable development has major implications for social stability in China and global security.

In Defense of Shinto Abe

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Peter Navarro

If China wants a remilitarized, nuclear-capable, and reinvigorated samurai Japan on its flanks, it should keep doing exactly what it is doing.

Riot Leaves 16 Dead In China

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

BEIJING, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Chinese police shot and killed 14 people during a riot near the old Silk Road city of Kashgar in which two policemen wer...

China's Dangerous Air and Sea Show: Outcome, Options

William Bradley | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Nearly a week has come and gone since Vice President Joe Biden's big Asia-Pacific tour in the immediate wake of China declaring an air defense zone across the East China Sea. It proved to be a consequential trip, one swiftly followed on by Secretary of State John Kerry visiting Vietnam.

China Confiscates Knives In Volatile Region

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

BEIJING — Police in China's tense far west announced a crackdown on weapons as well as rewards for information on "terrorist" threats following ...