The American Association of University Professors VS Confucius Institutes

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has published a report titled On Partnerships with Foreign Governments: The Case of Confucius Institutes which is critical of the arrangements of the state-sponsored Chinese cultural centres. Specifically, the report makes the following charge: Most agreements establishing Confucius Institutes feature nondisclosure clauses and unacceptable concessions to the political … more

Terrorism news roundup

The last few days have seen a number of articles on Xinjiang and terrorism in both Chinese and foreign media. This is a roundup: June 24 Netease: 打击涉藏涉疆非法出版物座谈会召开 China News: 暴恐袭击调查:暴徒接触极端思想1月参与砍杀 June 23 Legal Daily 新疆一个月打掉32个暴力恐怖团伙 6名民警牺牲、殉职 China vows crackdown on terrorist, separatist publications China Daily 32 terror groups busted in Xinjiang QQ News … more

More on national sovereignty over the Internet

The People’s Daily has published another article on “Internet sovereignty” which combines concerns about US hacking and security with justifications for censorship: 网络主权:一个不容回避的议题 网络基础设施有国界,网民有祖国,网络公司有国家属性。网络主权是国家主权在网络环境下的自然延伸 In translation: Internet sovereignty: A topic that cannot be ignored The Internet’s basic machinery has national boundaries, Internet users have a motherland, Internet companies have national characteristics. Internet sovereignty is the … more

The “three great transformations” of China-Africa relations

Chinese premier Li Keqiang visited Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya on official state visits from May 4 to 11. On his visit to Africa, premier Li stated that China-Africa relations have entered a new era. At the end of May, “Africa expert” Xu Weizhong (徐伟忠), head of the Africa Research Centre at the China Foreign … more

One Country Two Systems White Paper

The Information Office of the State Council published a white paper on the practice of the “one country, two systems” policy in Hong Kong. Links and sources Sina: 国新办发表“一国两制”在港实践白皮书(全文) China Daily: Full Text: The Practice of the “One Country, Two Systems” Policy in the HKSAR

Putin’s Collected Works published in China

Shortly after Russian president Vladimir Putin recent visit to China, East China Normal University Press 东师范大学 published a Chinese edition of ‘The Collected Works of Putin 2012 – 2014’. This is the second Putin collection to be published in Chinese: in 2008, China Academy of Social Sciences 中国社会科学出版社 released ‘The Collected Works of Putin 2002—2008. … more

Russia – China pipeline deal and the Fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia

Xinhua reports: Cambodian scholars said Thursday that the results of the 4th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in China’s Shanghai reflected leaders’ concerted commitment to building a region of peace, security, stability and development. CICA summit, opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday morning, was the … more

US indictment of 5 PLA staffers for hacking

From the Financial Times: US to charge Chinese military officers with cyber spying The US has filed criminal charges against five Chinese military officers, alleging they hacked into the computer systems of five US companies and a labour union to steal trade secrets, the first time Washington has singled out a foreign government for such … more

Urumqi 5-22 Violent Terrorist Incident

Xinhua is calling the bombing attacks in Urumqi on May 22 that killed 31 people and injured scores the “Urumqi 5-22 violent terrorist incident”(乌鲁木齐“5·22”暴力恐怖案) and has devoted a special section of their website to reporting on the case. Below is a list of links to relevant Chinese media reports published on May 29 or later. … more

The 3•01 Incident: Kunming Railway Station Knife Attack

Xinhua: BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) — Chinese police said Monday three suspects involved in the terrorist attack in the southwestern city of Kunming had been captured. The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that the terrorist gang of eight members led by Abdurehim Kurban was responsible for the attack. Police shot and killed … more