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China asserts grip on key western province

  • Thu, 10/26/2006 - 12:00

Mullah Masude, 63, removes his shoes and gingerly navigates an expanse of carpeting in the Jaman mosque's main worship area before climbing a set of rickety steps to the roof.

Muslims feel the long arm of Beijing

  • Mon, 10/23/2006 - 12:00

In Xinjiang, which is of strategic importance to China, Uighurs try to maintain their culture despite strict oversight.

China's road to riches

  • Sat, 10/21/2006 - 12:00

Travelling Asia's ancient trade route lets you connect with a storied past and a vibrant present, writes Spencer Wynn


  • Thu, 10/19/2006 - 12:00

A noted Chinese theorist on modern warfare, Chang Mengxiong, compared China's form of fighting to "a Chinese boxer with a keen knowledge of vital body points who can bring an opponent to his knees with a minimum of movements". It is like key acupuncture points in ancient Chinese medicine.

Rabiya Kadeer and the Nobel Peace Prize

  • Tue, 10/17/2006 - 12:00

In 1998, I was eating laghman at a Uyghur ashkhana (eatery) in the Uyghur section of Urumqui. The owner, hearing that I spoke Uyghur, began to talk with me.

Discovering China's ancient ribbon of highway

  • Fri, 10/06/2006 - 12:00

 From the ancient oasis towns of Central Asia, we retraced the epic journeys traveled along the Silk Road through desolate mountains and deserts, through busy bazaars and crumbling mud-brick towns.

Iran and the 'OPEC with bombs'

  • Fri, 10/06/2006 - 12:00

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) celebrates its fifth anniversary with a summit of member states' leaders in Shanghai on Thursday.


  • Fri, 10/06/2006 - 12:00

President Hu Jintao has adroitly played the disciplinary and anti-corruption cards to boost his stature in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as well as to exercise control over the top brass. Given that a large-scale reshuffle of the policy-setting Central Military Commission (CMC) is due at the 17th Communist Party Congress next year, officers formerly deemed close to ex-president Jiang Zemin have been currying favor with the current leader.

The policy of coercion

  • Wed, 10/04/2006 - 12:00

Different separatist groups operating in East Turkestan are held responsible by the Chinese Government for all crimes and bad actions that have been happening in that region, in order to let the world believe that they are “Terrorist Powers , “Criminal Groups so that they could be banned by International Community.

Why trust China in space?

  • Wed, 09/27/2006 - 12:00

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin departs today for China, as part of a trip that also includes Japan. While this is being described by the space agency as a get acquainted visit, it will doubtless include discussions of how to promote cooperation between China's space program and that of the United States.