Now that the midterm elections are over, U.S. politicians from both parties may turn their attention to political and economic disputes with President Xi Jinping’s China.
Experts have blamed growing social tensions, a widening gap between rich and poor, and associated mental health problems for recent attacks on school children in China.
Outspoken Uyghur economics professor Ilham Tohti turns 49 today. In 2014, a Chinese court sentenced him to life in prison on charges of promoting separatism. Tohti regularly highlighted Beijing’s religious and cultural persecution of the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is trying to chart a difficult path between economic liberalization and tight political control.
Rights groups estimate that as many as 1 million Uyghurs have been held in re-education centers across northwest China’s Xinjiang region.
In a recent speech, Vice President Mike Pence promised renewed resistance to Beijing’s “authoritarian expansionism.” He said previous U.S. administrations chose engagement with the aim of encouraging greater freedom in China. “But that hope has gone unfulfilled,” he said.
China is celebrating the October 1 National Day, marking the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The agreement has caused confusion and criticism of Pope Francis. Some Catholics are concerned that he is selling out to the Chinese government.
Severe pollution problems jeopardize China’s rapid economic growth and threaten its neighbors…and the rest of the planet.
RFA Cartoonist Rebel Pepper channels Leonardo da Vinci for his latest work – a look at China’s ongoing repression of Christianity. Earlier this week, police raided four churches in the central Chinese province of Henan. Police cordoned off the area and began tearing crosses down from the walls.
As China’s Communist Party celebrates the 40th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s landmark economic reforms, much of the government-controlled media coverage focuses on President Xi Jinping’s economic credentials.
During a visit to Beijing, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed said the projects would “be deferred” until the debt-laden Southeast Asian nation can afford to pay for them. The projects, which include two gas pipelines and a railway, are part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative – an international trade