The riddle of China's Area 51

  • Mon, 08/14/2006 - 12:00

On the internet, a little mystery can go a long way. Six weeks ago, a man living in Germany and calling himself KenGrok, announced a fascinating discovery on a Google Earth Community forum. Poring over satellite images of China on the free Google Earth service, he came across a strange plot of land - approximately 900 metres by 700 metres, about the size of six Sydney Cricket Grounds.

Rights group urges Western laws to curb China web censorship

  • Thu, 08/10/2006 - 12:00

The United States and Europe must introduce laws to stop Yahoo, Google and other Western companies helping China censor the Internet, a leading human rights group has said.

China denies forced late-term abortions common

  • Thu, 08/10/2006 - 12:00

China has denied that late-term forced abortions were common and insisted they were against established practice, as a man who exposed such cases languished in jail.

China to promote wild animal hunt

  • Wed, 08/09/2006 - 12:00

China is to auction licences for foreigners to hunt wild animals, including endangered species, according to local media.

China Tightening Control Over Tibet

  • Mon, 08/07/2006 - 12:00

China's Communist Party has been tightening its grip on Tibet in recent months, resorting to language and measures not seen since the repression of the late 1990s, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Banned, Blocked Tibetan Writer Vows to Speak Out in China

  • Wed, 08/02/2006 - 12:00

A well-known Tibetan writer whose blogs have now been closed by Chinese authorities vowed Tuesday to keep speaking out and raising awareness in China of Tibetan culture.

Hundreds riot in southwest China

  • Wed, 07/12/2006 - 12:00

Hundreds of people have rioted in southwest China's Yunnan province, overturning and smashing several police vehicles, state media and an official said.

Police Witness Tells of Organ Harvesting Deals

  • Mon, 07/10/2006 - 12:00

During an interview with New Tang Dynasty TV, a former policeman from Guangzhou Province disclosed this inside story on how the Chinese communist regime utilizes its five operating divisions to coordinate with the police system.

In Africa, China Trade Brings Growth, Unease

  • Tue, 06/13/2006 - 12:00

Asian Giant's Appetite for Raw Materials, Markets Has Some Questioning Its Impact on Continent

US cites 4 Chinese firms, one in US, for helping Iran WMDs

  • Tue, 06/13/2006 - 12:00

The United States cited four Chinese companies and one US firm as "proliferators of weapons of mass destruction," for allegedly helping Iran's missile program.