So Xinjiang in on the Western news again. In the last few days, articles have appeared at Reuters, Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, to name just a few... Here is an excerpt from the Christian Science Monitor: … [Read more...] about Xinjiang in the News Again … as Political Islam is Ignored Yet Again
It seems the western media and Chinese blogosphere agree on one thing; Green Dam is not winning any popularity contests. Today, the Chinese government backed down on the mandatory usage of the software, though it will still come either pre-loaded or be included on a compact disc with all PCs sold on the mainland from July 1st. There are several problems associated with this … [Read more...] about Green Dam-Youth Escort
In a previous thread, Steve asked why, with so much material improvement in Tibet region shown by MAJ, the Chinese government still can't win Tibetan's heart? I have been asking the same question too. Following recent MAJ's comments, I came across this article 'Reflections on Tibet' by Wang Lixiong published in 2002. Wang Lixiong is the writer of 'Roadmap of Tibetan … [Read more...] about (Letter from sophie, Opposing Viewpoint) Cultural Reflections on Tibet
In recent statements (http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2008/12/dalai-lama-talks-of-complete-r.php), the Dalai Lama has strongly implied that he might retire from politics completely. I'm not sure how seriously to take this sort of talk—I tend to think it's more likely that he's sort of testing the waters. However, if it turns out that he really does retire from politics, I … [Read more...] about (Letter from Otto Kerner, Opposing Viewpoint) Dalai Lama to retire from politics?
This is a continuation of the discussion from the June 14th 2008 blog entry "Chocolate City" - Africans seek their dreams in China", an article originally published in The Southern Metropolis Daily Jan 2008. Because of axes and grinding the discussion morphed from a debate about race relations in China to one about religions in China. As I have been invited to turn it into a … [Read more...] about A Discussion On Religion in China