China Hosts Rare Counterterrorism Talks With Iran, Pakistan

Voice of America

China has boosted economic collaboration with Iran. The countries signed a 25-year strategic partnership agreement in March 2021. However, according to Iranian officials, the document contained no specific commitments on investment or security.


Yes, the Chinese Protests Are About Politics and Freedom. But They Are Also About What Covid Might Do if It Is Let Loose Now

The Conversation

The zero-Covid policy has become an effective platform for young people to demand greater political freedom.


Searching for the True South Asian Origins of Biryani

Global Voices

Its true birthplace is a topic of hot debate, but everyone agrees that biryani is delicious.


China is Getting More Interested in the Middle East

Gedaliah Afterman

The visits combined with other diplomatic activities reflect the fact that China’s engagement with the Middle East has been growing steadily in recent years.


OPINION: Japan Should Strengthen Ties with Iran

The Japan Times

Japan should consider more proactive steps to beef up its relations with Tehran, by building on the bilateral investment treaty signed in February to boost economic ties.

Protester holds a placard during a demonstration against the execution of Shi'ite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London, Britain

Tension Rises in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran

TNL 編輯

Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been involved in the proxy wars in Syria and Yemen. With the growing power of the Islamic State, the two counties’ hostility may build a more complicated situation in the region.

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2015 Freedom on the Net Report Shows China Offers Internet Users Least Freedom

Sid Weng

Freedom House has been rating the degree of Internet freedom from 2011. Iran has placed last in the last four reports, but this year China has surpassed Iran and is now the country that offers least freedom on the Net.

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