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Beijing tightens noose around Uighurs ahead of Games

  • Wed, 08/27/2008 - 12:00

Exile groups say hundreds of Uighurs have been detained and thousands of paramilitary forces deployed to the Xinjiang region in response to what local officials have said are terrorist threats from extremist Uighurs who want to form an independent state.

Human rights and Beijing's Olympic hustle

  • Tue, 08/26/2008 - 12:00

Those were some swell Olympics in Beijing. There was much exciting sport. Records were broken, many records. The opening ceremony was about as spectacular an event as you are likely ever to see. China got every bit of the public relations boost that it spent $40 billion for.

Demographic Profile China

  • Mon, 08/25/2008 - 12:00

Looking ahead to 2050, China may regret its longstanding one-child policy. In a rapidly aging society, not having enough children to support the elderly might become the real problem.

Where China Goes Next

  • Mon, 08/25/2008 - 12:00

With the Chinese media gushing over the success of the Olympics, the latest issue of Southern Window — a highbrow news magazine with a circulation of 500,000 — caught my eye.

China's Wild West

  • Sat, 08/23/2008 - 12:00

Unlike their Hollywood friendly brethren, the Tibetans, the Uighurs of northwestern China, claim to be an oppressed minority group that no one has ever heard of.

Philip Bowring: China's next challenge

  • Fri, 08/22/2008 - 12:00

China leads in Olympic golds, but can it lead the global economy?

Defying the great Chinese dragon

  • Fri, 08/22/2008 - 12:00

While the Olympic Games have provided a chance for China to present its most polished face to the world, they have also given marginalised groups the opportunity to bring their agendas to the world's attention.

Jihad and Gentle Resistance in the Wild West

  • Fri, 08/22/2008 - 12:00

Beijing has governed the giant Uighur province of Xinjiang for more than five decades. China's Communist Party anticipates more attacks by Uighur separatists during the Olympics -- as revenge for Beijing's harsh treatment of the Muslim minority group.

China's Olympic diplomacy

  • Thu, 08/21/2008 - 12:00

The Olympic Games provide a great opportunity for athletes to show off their skills and compete for world championships.

Real terrorists are those in Beijing

  • Mon, 08/18/2008 - 12:00

On the eve of the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, two ethnic Uighurs attacked Chinese armed police in Kashgar in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.