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