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China Concubines Return Thanks To Increasing Capitalism

The Independent | Clifford Coonan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From the Independent Mao Tse-tung tried to stamp the custom out as a relic of feudalism, but the return of capitalism to China has also meant a major...

Xu Zhiyong And 2 More Activists Released By China Without Explanation

nytimes.com | MICHAEL WINES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING Chinese authorities unexpectedly released three political activists from detention on Sunday, including one whose case had drawn global attent...

The Will to Survive: One Man's Harrowing Escape from Tibet

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

Tsewang managed to survive for fourteen months, 16,000 feet up in the mountains, with untreated bullet wounds, in extreme pain, living only on barley flour, butter and tea.

Will The U.S. and China Ever See Eye-To-Eye?

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julie Farby

To show the world we're not going to risk relations with our favorite creditor on account of a couple of crushed Uighurs, Obama dropped the whole human rights spiel in favor of sports!

China Executions To Be Reduced To "An Extremely Small Number"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China, which executes more people per year than any other country, vowed this week to cut back on the habit, ABC News reports. According to Supreme P...

A New Approach to Human Rights in China

Jaeah J. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaeah J. Lee

If the United States wants to see real progress in the bilateral relationship and to partner with China to address global challenges, it will have to become more innovative in how it attempts to move China on human rights.

China's Civil Rights Lawyers: The New Enemies of the State

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

in recent months Beijing has been busy targeting home-grown adversaries -- Chinese civil rights lawyers -- in a series of moves that has been described as "an all-out attack."

Liu Xiaobo Arrested In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A well-known Chinese dissident who co-authored a bold political manifesto calling for greater freedom and an end to one-party rule has...

Getting Along with the Invaders: Bishkek Versus Kashgar

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

My experiences out West revealed the simmering race relations between the Han and Uighur peoples, which helps explain the necessity of sending Uighur detainees from Guantanamo to Palau and not back to China.

Why China's Leaders Need to Worry About Recent Events in Iran: Twitter Trumps the Great Firewall

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Scheer

Both Iran and China are modernizing autocracies committed by a combination of ideology and fear to maintaining control over their peoples' access to information. Iran's lesson for China's leaders is that the technologies of censorship, despite their increasing sophistication, may not be sufficient to prevent determined citizens from using technologies of communication to organize dissent and political opposition on a mass scale.

Iran Is the World's First Pink Revolution

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

Iranian women are standing shoulder to shoulder in a way never before seen in a society that mistreats them so severely.

China Gay Pride Week Squelched By State

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police warned two Shanghai venues against hosting events, even as a state-run daily hailed the festival as a "showcase" of progress....

Hardware Risk: China Targets PC Manufacturers

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

What happens when the Chinese request all PC's include internal hardware mechanisms for the tracking and monitoring of its users?

On the Twentieth Anniversary of Tiananmen: It's Still the Economy, Stupid!

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

The fact that Tiananmen has yet to have a sequel can be explained largely by the economic success of the regime since 1989.

China: Tiananmen's Unhealed Wounds (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

By Minky Worden Twenty years after the Chinese army killed untold numbers of unarmed civilians in Beijing and other cities on and around June 3-4, 19...

Understanding China's Approach to North Korea

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric C. Anderson

So long as American forces remain in South Korea, and no one threatens to unleash a refugee flood by invading or imploding North Korea, China can return to its ancient practice of "benign neglect."

North Korea's Forgotten Orphans: They Live in China

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

An estimated 70% of North Koreans living illegally in China are women, many of whom live with Chinese men, have children with them and were sold by human traffickers.

China Human Rights Lawyers' Licenses May Be Threatened

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a marked departure from past practices, Beijing legal authorities have threatened to complicate or deny applications to renew the legal licenses of...

Dalai Lama 'Part Of Solution' For China: US

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China should see the Dalai Lama as "part of the solution" on Tibet instead of trying to isolate him, US President Barack Obama's top Asia adviser said...

Misrepresenting Minorities in Shanghai's World Expo Publicity Push

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

As the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai approaches, the government has been making a push to showcase the city as a model of social harmony. Just how they are making the sell misrepresents the minorities of China.

Clinton In Asia: Between China And A Hard Place

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

Unlike Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International, Clinton's job demands she be more than a one-trick pony -- she does not, and never will, enjoy the luxury of having only one prerogative.

China Unveils 'Human Rights Action Plan'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China's cabinet released on Monday what it called the country's first national human rights action plan, a lengthy document promising a wide range of ...

China Jails Teachers, Parents For Hi-Tech Exam Cheating

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Eight parents and teachers have been jailed on state secret charges after using hi-tech communication devices to help pupils cheat in college entrance...

Evolving Laws but Stagnant Realities for Shanghai's Migrants

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

The story of one girl in China shows the struggle migrants face as they try to balance the demands of family, education, and their livelihoods.

South Africa Disses the Dalai Lama: We're About Human Rights, Just Not Yours

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Wald

Like the Olympics, the 2010 World Cup has the world's attention. It also became a chance for China to step in and force its anti-Dalai Lama message onto the stage.