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China's way of hiding shameJane Macartney in Beijing

  • Wed, 08/13/2008 - 12:00

An old Chinese saying goes: “A man has face, a tree has bark.” Face - honour and prestige - is a visceral issue in China. Without it one is undeserving of respect.

Another attack in Western China

  • Wed, 08/13/2008 - 12:00

Just four days into the Beijing Olympics, there's been another attack near the western city of Kashgar. Chinese authorities have warned of threats from Muslim separatists in the region. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Uprising from the ashes of history

  • Tue, 08/12/2008 - 12:00

Travellers in today's China are often surprised to discover that the country has a sizeable Muslim population.

Hypocrisy, human rights and the Beijing games

  • Mon, 08/11/2008 - 12:00

The Beijing Olympic games, which began on August 8, are shaping up to be a perfect reflection of our times — taking place against a backdrop of human rights abuses, terrorism scares and under a blanket of chemical smog.

Remember the Uighurs

  • Mon, 08/11/2008 - 12:00

On July 29, I became the first Uighur leader to meet with a sitting U.S. President at the White House. Our meeting sent a message to Beijing on the eve of the Olympics: that the Chinese government's human rights abuses against the Uighur people cannot be ignored.

Revolt and repression as the Games begin

  • Sat, 08/09/2008 - 12:00

David Whitehouse examines the increased crackdown, and protest, in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics and how it reveals signs of China's yawning class divide.

In China's Far West, Violence Is Just

  • Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

When Dang Dongming completed a military tour in this remote corner of western China, he did an increasingly common thing. He stayed.

China's forgotten people

  • Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

This week's terror attack in China has brought an intense barrage of publicity to the Uighurs. Amy Reger writes that one violent act does not represent more than 10 million people

China's Muslim dilemma in 'The New Frontier'

  • Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

Across much of China, strangers upon being introduced will ask each other, "Where is your ancestral home?" But in the far northwestern province of Xinjiang, they ask, "Are you Han Chinese?"

The oil profits flow out of Kashgar

  • Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

A slightly-delayed posting. I've been out in Kashgar, where the Chinese government says 16 policemen were killed on Monday by jihadists bent on disturbing the Olympic games.