Beijing's severe treatment of Uighurs – and Tibetans, too – may be an attempt to prevent a breakup similar to that of the Soviet Union.
Early results show President Yudhoyono is heading for a decisive victory. He must manage a slowing economy and a fractured Parliament that will challenge reform.
Police established a curfew Tuesday, as 20,000 security forces roamed the streets. Internet connections have also been cut to prevent the violence from 'spreading.'
The violence brings into question China's hard-line policy against Uighur ethnic minority.
Residents suspect the involvement of widely resented security forces. But protests may not derail the relative peace of recent years.
The arrest of writer Liu Xiaobo fits a pattern of increasingly harsh measures against independent voices, human rights groups say.
Thailand and Singapore have longstanding military ties with America but also trade with Burma, where the vessel is headed.
Beijing stipulates that $586 billion in stimulus funds be spent only on Chinese goods
In South, decisive tone of 'joint vision' is seen as sending a strong message to the North.
The trial of Deng Yujiao, who stabbed an official demanding sex, highlighted the power of the Internet to rally popular support.
For the first time, the rogue state has admitted to having a uranium-enrichment program. It also threatened to respond militarily to any attempts to stop any of its ships suspected of carrying nuclear components.
Although Beijing ignores his appeals, some Chinese are listening.
Recent violence has sparked worries about damage to the country's booming higher-education business.
Police warned two Shanghai venues against hosting events, even as a state-run daily hailed the festival as a "showcase" of progress.
But the two women sentenced to 12 years in prison still face awful conditions. Their whereabouts since last week remain unknown.
A tougher stance toward Pyongyang may complicate efforts to negotiate the release of the two women, who were sentenced Monday to 12 years of hard labor.
The LTTE rebels may be gone, but what about their fight for a homeland for the ethnic Tamil minority?
On 20th anniversary of massacre, few remember the key role state employees played in supporting students – and the price some paid for organizing.
The article referencing the June 4, 1989, 'incident' appeared only in an English-language publication.
Citizens have grown more vocal about their rights, even though China's political outlook hasn't changed much since 1989