Oct 16, 2014

China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

Chinese censors have blocked the website of Britain’s national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement late on Wednesday, as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police. The broadcaster said that the move seemed to be “deliberate censorship.” It did not ...

Police actions in Hong Kong protests spark outrage

Oct 16, 2014

Police actions in Hong Kong protests spark outrage

Riot police moving against activists sparked outrage after officers were seen kicking a handcuffed protester and dragging dozens of others away Wednesday in the worst violence against the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong since they began more than two weeks ago. Clashes that erupted ...

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 ...