Jehangir Pocha is the Asia cor­re­spon­dent for In These Times.
Culture
China Plays Hardball with Soft Power
Out with strongman Mao and in with svelte-suited diplomats and film personalities: Chinese leaders have learned the value of a warm smile and firm handshake
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Eyes Off the Prize
As Iraq dominates U.S. attention, China, India and Iran are emerging as the next world powers
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Rebiya Kadeer: The Uighur Dalai Lama
Falsely imprisoned, this human rights activist is fighting the Chinese government's right to rule her people.
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Chinas Growing Desert
Overgrazing is stripping arable lands, creating the potential for ecological refugees
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China Dissidents Disappeared
Officials round up 'bad elements' as the National People's Congress starts its session
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When Red Goes Green
A burgeoning Chinese environmental movement tries to stem the devastation wrought by the country's massive economic transformation.
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Cult of Ideology
North Korea struggles to save face by resisting crucial foreign aid
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Law Is Dead
Pressure to enforce China's one-child policy has led to horrific crimes by local governments
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Chinas Press Crackdown
The broadening of economic reforms in China has been met with greater restrictions on journalists
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A New Standard?
China's decision to revalue its currency may mark a change in the world's deal with the dollar
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Get Used to It
China's bid to take over Unocal is just the start of its plans for acquisitions
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Animosity in the East
Tensions flare between China and Japan
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The Coming Bird Flu Pandemic
Plagued by corruption and short on resources, Cambodia may be incubating a deadly contagion.
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The Axis of Oil
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Ethnic Tensions Smolder in China
Government blocks foreign journalists from reporting on Han-Hui riot
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Chinas Nuclear Ties
White House downplays reports that country gave weapons plans to Pakistan
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Tibet’s Gamble
Can the Dalai Lama’s China talks succeed?
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Friends in Need
Iran and India move closer
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Ally of Evil
Is the U.S. suffocating reform in Iran?
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Interview with Ebrahim Yazdi, leader of the Iran Freedom Movement
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Interview with Ali Asghar Gharavi, a member of the Iran Freedom Movement
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Broken People, Broken Promises
Dalits face a new threat from India's Hindu nationalists.