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The ‘Perfect Police State’ is Emerging in Xinjiang

Tom Phillips at The Guardian reports that Xinjiang is experiencing an unprecedented security surge following the appointment of Chen Quanguo as the Party Secretary of the Uyghur autonomous region. Chen’s surge has led to an exponential increase in the presence of security forces and the creat...

China Buying International Silence on Human Rights

Last week offered one demonstration of the application of China’s growing economic leverage to political ends with the transfer of diplomatic recognition by Taiwan’s longstanding ally Panama from Taipei to Beijing. (Read more on the shift in a subsequent ChinaFile discussion.) This week ...

Alves to quit Juventus, Guardiola reunion beckons

MILAN: Dani Alves has asked to leave Juventus, the Italian champions' chief Giuseppe Marotta said on Wednesday, as reports gather pace that the Brazilian is set to reunite with former coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Alves, 34, had a spectacular impact in his only campaign in Serie A after ....

China May Establish Naval Base in Pakistan

A recent report released by the Pentagon indicates that China is likely seeking to establish a military base in Pakistan, a country with which it has a longstanding friendly relationship. Wajahat Khan at NBC News report: The Pentagon didn’t provide a time frame for such a move. However, a seni...