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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Media censorship of terrorism on Chinese soil only feeds the rumours

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... Zhou Zunyou Zhou Zunyou says authorities should relax their tight grip on information to foster understanding Media censorship of terrorism on Chinese soil only feeds the rumours On March 26, the news website Tianshan, run by the Xinjiang regional government, reported that local courts had sentenced 20 men to jail terms of up to life imprisonment for promoting terrorism ...

  2. Bad news, good news

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching When I was in Beijing over the Easter holidays, I was told about a Chinese couplet that goes: 'Japan saved the Communist Party; Islam rescued China.' Japan ... not have defeated the Nationalists. The second part of the couplet refers to the al-Qaeda brand of Islam, which 'saved' China by launching the September 11 attacks on the United States. ...

  3. China's muscle-flexing is a poor defence of its interests

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Pakistan's very real problems of a troubled economy, wretched education system and active presence of Islamic terrorists who kill hundreds of Pakistanis every week? Pakistan, China and the US should ...

  4. Driving the debate on security

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... failed- and has them executed. No doubt, after the Ministry of Public Security intercepts this text-message story, Beijing's Olympic Committee- very concerned about terror threats- will sleep ...

  5. Freedom and China not incompatible

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It is a fight China does not want. But many western intellectuals and policymakers are already baying for blood. Somehow, Islamic terrorism has proved inadequate for that role, and so the West is going back to confront its old communist foes by giving them new, though no less threatening, labels. We are entering a new global ideological war, or so we are told. ...

  6. US seeks China support on Iran

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... companies in Hong Kong and the mainland. David Cohen (pictured), the bureau's new terrorism and financial intelligence undersecretary, met Hong Kong government and private sector officials yesterday and warned of the heightened risks of doing business with Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). Ongoing activities by North Korean trading companies were also expected to have ...

  7. Have the confidence to embrace ethnic diversity

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reaction marks a loss of innocence. The vast Chinese diaspora is no stranger to the vicissitudes of ethnic minorities. But it has escaped indiscriminate targeting by terrorism. The deadly clashes ... of the al-Qaeda terror network has called on its followers to avenge Muslim deaths. The central government has rightly taken it very seriously, issuing a specific warning to Chinese people ...

  8. Strategic interests on the ground strain Sino-Russian co-operation

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a strategic plan for the medium-term development of the SCO, the first time they will agree on orienting the development of the SCO over the next 10 years. Terrorism continues to be a priority, as members are expected to approve a co-operation programme for the next three years to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism. Discussions will also continue about a proposed SCO university- ...

  9. News - China

    US hopeful of strong action by China over North Korea

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... The United States is optimistic that China will take strong action against North Korea and has urged Beijing to increase scrutiny of financial institutions with links to Pyongyang, US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said on Friday. Cohen said that the United States believes that China is looking at the threat by North Korea in a new ...

  10. A few low notes won't spoil China-US harmony

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Charles Wolf

    ... But Beijing is less inclined to confront non-proliferation in Iran, as that country is a major source of China's oil imports, as well as a growing market for its exports. The threat of Islamic terrorism and the importance of combating it are of as deep concern to Beijing as they are to Washington, and this impels them to share intelligence, track and interdict financial transactions ...




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