GENEVA, Switzerland, 16 October 2014
The new United Nations human rights chief said that he wanted to visit China, including its troubled mountainous region of Tibet, and was holding discussions with Chinese authorities.
WASHINGTON, US, 16 October 2014
US-led airstrikes have killed "several hundred" jihadist fighters in and around Kobane, but the Islamic State group could still seize the besieged strategic Syrian town, the Pentagon said.
Hong Kong: China missing an opportunity
By Lobsang Wangyal
Here is an opportunity for China to open up and bring itself into the 21st century. But the bosses in Beijing are still keeping themselves (and their over one billion people) in the darkness.
Oh, Big Brother: How many sites are now blocked in China
The real issue with all China's web censorship is how it’s keeping people in the dark on a range of important yet contentious issues, happening on the kind of sites that are more in-depth than a page on Facebook or G+ could ever be.
From Joe Bialek, Cleveland, US:As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of Hong Kong. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in many other parts of the world. Read more ...