Oct 12, 2014

Army paper says weaknesses in China military training won't win war

Weaknesses in China’s military training pose a threat to the country’s ability to fight and win a war, China’s official military newspaper said Sunday. The country’s military authority has sent a document to military units detailing 40 weaknesses in current training methods, the People’s ...

| Oct 11, 2014

China's new strongman Xi has a dream

by Jeff Kingston

President Xi Jinping is China’s most authoritarian leader since Deng Xiaoping, a strongman who has moved aggressively to assert and consolidate power while promoting a cult of personality. Rivals have been dispatched, he has rooted out those in the ruling oligarchy that were planted ...

Oct 10, 2014

China's human rights record worsening: U.S. report

A U.S. report released Thursday says China’s human rights record has worsened in key areas over the past year and that limits on free speech and assembly are growing. The annual report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China said the country has tightened restrictions ...

Oct 8, 2014

Abe meets with Chinese official who has ties to Xi

A visiting senior Chinese official known for her close ties with President Xi Jinping met briefly with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to the the top government spokesman in Tokyo. Abe’s meeting on Tuesday night with Li Xiaolin, the youngest daughter of former President ...

Pockets of Hong Kong protesters may defy student leaders

Oct 7, 2014

Pockets of Hong Kong protesters may defy student leaders

With Hong Kong’s student-led protests dwindling and rally leaders in talks to end their 12-day campaign, a small number of demonstrators are threatening to ignore any call to abandon their posts. Pro-democracy protesters still on the streets of central Hong Kong increasingly don’t answer ...