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Clinton to Burma: Rewarding Democrats, Punishing Tyrants
Contributing writer, policy analyst
Engaging Burma may encourage that state to continue on a more independent course. The regime isn't likely to dump its patron -- China is too close. However, any distance between Naypyidaw and Beijing would be a positive.
China, Burma Relations
Bargaining Burma's Political Prisoners
David Scott Mathieson
Burma Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Recent amnesties in Burma have been little more than public relations stunts. In September 2008, 9,000 prisoners were released, but only six of them were political activists.
China, Burma Sign Oil Pipeline Agreement
On the San Francisco Olympic Torch Relay
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Chinese government has failed to live up to the commitments it made before being awarded the Olympic Games to improve its human rights situation. I commend those who speak out.
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