China http://kgou.org en China Ends One Notorious Form Of Detention, But Keeps Others http://kgou.org/post/china-ends-one-notorious-form-detention-keeps-others After more than a half-century and the imprisonment of millions of people without trial, China officially moved to abolish its re-education through labor camp system at the end of last year.<p>When the Communist Party makes such sweeping policy statements, it pays to be a little skeptical. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:28:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 22583 at http://kgou.org China Ends One Notorious Form Of Detention, But Keeps Others SLIDESHOW: On The Road – Three Observations From China http://kgou.org/post/slideshow-road-three-observations-china <p><em>World Views </em>host <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a> is in the middle of a four-city tour of China on behalf of her day job as the Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis.html">College of International Studies</a>. She lived in Beijing for a semester as a teaching fellow at Beijing University in 2007, but she’s there now with the College’s Assistant Dean, <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:55:01 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 20879 at http://kgou.org SLIDESHOW: On The Road – Three Observations From China World Views: December 20, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-december-20-2013 <p></p><p>Joshua Landis provides an update on the ongoing removal of chemical weapons in Syria, and Rebecca Cruise examines the recent executions of high-level government officials in North Korea, and what they could mean.&nbsp;</p><p>Later, a conversation with a trio of scientists and engineers about how three very different developing countries share many of the same sanitation and hygiene concerns.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 19636 at http://kgou.org World Views: December 20, 2013 Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China http://kgou.org/post/sen-baucus-tapped-be-ambassador-china Confirming one of the week's less-secret secrets, the White House announced Friday morning that President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next ambassador to the People's Republic of China.<p>The 72-year-old <a href="http://www.baucus.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Baucus</a> has been in the Senate since 1978. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:38:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 19622 at http://kgou.org Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China Communication, Cooperation Key To Water Issues In Africa And Asia http://kgou.org/post/communication-cooperation-key-water-issues-africa-and-asia <p></p><p>Despite radically different cultures, climate, geography, and levels of government involvement in improving the lives of its citizens, Ethiopia, India, and China all face similar water issues.</p><p>KGOU’s <em>World Views </em>host and the Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies Suzette Grillot recently gathered three engineers together for a conversation about water, sanitation, and hygiene concerns in their respective countries of expertise.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:10:35 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 19385 at http://kgou.org Communication, Cooperation Key To Water Issues In Africa And Asia World Views: December 6, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-december-6-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss China 's move to grab airspace over the East China Sea, and ongoing protests in Ukraine over a jailed political leader, and a scuttled trade pact with the European Union.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dallas Morning News</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mexico Bureau Chief <a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/">Alfredo </a></span><a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/">Corchado</a> joins Grillot&nbsp;to talk about his 20-year career<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His memoir <a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/midnight-in-mexico-a-reporters-journey/"><em>Midnight in Mexico&nbsp;</em></a>chronicles his coverage of the country’s war against the drug cartels.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 18628 at http://kgou.org World Views: December 6, 2013 China Resolved To Enforce Air Defense Zone http://kgou.org/post/china-resolved-enforce-air-defense-zone <p>China&nbsp;says it is fully capable of enforcing its newly-declared maritime air defense zone above disputed islands in the East China Sea that has drawn strong denunciations from the U.S., Japan and other nations.</p><p>“They're [the islands] not all that impressive, but they happen to be on top of what looks like oil reserves or natural gas,” says <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>, the Assistant Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies. “There are a lot of people in this part of the world that are needing energy, and the demand there rises, so this becomes about resources, and about power.”</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:29:09 +0000 Associated Press, Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 18626 at http://kgou.org China Resolved To Enforce Air Defense Zone China's Military Buildup Reignites Worries In Asia, Beyond http://kgou.org/post/chinas-military-buildup-reignites-worries-asia-beyond China has been building up its military strength for some time now, and pushing ever farther from its coastline and into international waters. The real concern now is for miscalculation — particularly with Japan — that ends up in gunfire.<p>Just six months ago, the Pentagon released its annual report on China's military. Its defense budget was growing. The country was building more stealthy aircraft and submarines. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:27:21 +0000 Tom Bowman 18494 at http://kgou.org China's Military Buildup Reignites Worries In Asia, Beyond Biden Says U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' About China's Air Defense Zone http://kgou.org/post/biden-says-us-deeply-concerned-about-chinas-air-defense-zone Kicking off a weeklong trip to East Asia, Vice President Joe Biden urged China and Japan to put in place new mechanisms to reduce the chance of an escalation in tensions.<p>The two countries, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/24/247041581/china-expands-air-defense-zone-over-disputed-islands">as we've reported</a>, are at odds over air space above a set of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:31:36 +0000 editor 18364 at http://kgou.org Biden Says U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' About China's Air Defense Zone World Views: November 15, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-november-15-2013 <p></p><p>A little over a week ago, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and devastating the city of Tacloban. Suzette Grillot also talks with Joshua Landis about a so-called "wild card" in Syria's civil war - private funding by wealthy donors.</p><p>Later, <a href="http://www.wola.org/people/adriana_beltran">A</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.wola.org/people/adriana_beltran">driana Beltrán</a>&nbsp;from the Washington Office on Latin America joins Suzette Grillot to discuss how clandestine criminal organizations infiltrate Guatemala’s judicial system.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 17261 at http://kgou.org World Views: November 15, 2013