Word of the Week: “Taliban in Spirit”

This week, many Chinese netizens, like the rest of the world, have been fixating on a crisis-stricken Afghanistan. The Chinese government has reiterated that it would not “interfere with Afghanistan’s internal affairs,” and that...

Militants Say Chinese Tourist Killed for Revenge

On Tuesday, a Chinese woman walking on the street in Peshawar, Pakistan, was shot and killed. At the time, the motive for the shooting was not known. Now a faction of the Pakistani Taliban is claiming responsibility, saying the...

Taliban Free Captive Chinese Engineer in Pakistan

In a gesture of goodwill to accompany their 10-day ceasefire with the Pakistani government, Taliban insurgents in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday released Long Xiaowei, one of two Chinese engineers kidnapped in late August. ...

Chinese Taliban Hostage Escapes

Pakistan-China relations have been in the news lately with President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to China. However, the fate of two Chinese engineers kidnapped in Pakistan in August has received scant attention. But CNN is...



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