Archive for the ‘China’ Category
by Andy Xie
4 May 09 | FT
Emerging economies such as China and Russia are calling for alternatives to the dollar as a reserve currency. The trigger is the Federal Reserve’s liberal policy of expanding the money supply to prop up America’s banking system and its over-indebted households. Read the rest of this entry »
The A/H1N1 flu outbreak is leading to a potential diplomatic row between China and Mexico, as Chinese health authorities round up and quarantine scores of Mexicans — only one of whom is thus far reported to be sick — as they fly in on business and holiday trips.
28 Apr 09 | NYT
In the decade since the Chinese government began repressing Falun Gong, a crusade that human rights groups say has led to the imprisonment of tens of thousands of practitioners and claimed at least 2,000 lives, the world’s attention has shifted elsewhere.
27 Apr 09 | AJE
Some Chinese seeking help from the central government against local injustices are instead ending up in secret detention centres controlled by local politicians. The politicians are believed to arrange for petitioners to be abducted before they reach Beijing to complain, fearing central government investigations that could hurt their reputations. The central government denies the existence of such “black jails”, as Melissa Chan reports.
Beijing denies any knowledge of the jails. Read the rest of this entry »
China’s cabinet released on Monday what it called the country’s first national human rights action plan, a lengthy document promising better protection of a wide range of civil liberties enshrined in the Constitution but often neglected and sometimes systematically violated. Read the rest of this entry »