Beijing smog clouds Olympic forecast

  • Wed, 08/08/2007 - 12:00

June's blue-sky tallies were the worst in seven years, but officials promise clear days for the Games.

China lauds minority rights on key anniversary

  • Wed, 08/08/2007 - 12:00

China on Wednesday lauded the 60th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia, its first self-proclaimed region run by ethnic minorities, saying the fate of minorities and the Han Chinese was inextricably linked.

Group: China detaining journalists

  • Tue, 08/07/2007 - 12:00

China is harassing, intimidating and detaining foreign journalists who report on subjects deemed sensitive, violating its own media-freedom pledges a year ahead of the Beijing Olympics, a rights group said on Tuesday.

Olympics are a year away but Beijing is "ready!"

  • Fri, 08/03/2007 - 12:00

Releasing a pop song entitled "We're ready" with a year still to go until the world's biggest sporting event may appear premature, but the organizers of the 2008 Beijing Olympics have good reason to be confident.

China's deadly scheme to harvest organs

  • Wed, 07/18/2007 - 12:00

In China, executed prisoners provide the main source of organs for transplantation. Physicians take blood samples from the prisoners and match tissue types to transplant recipients. Once they are killed, their organs are transplanted into patients wealthy enough to afford transplantation at Chinese hospitals.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation Seeks Further Cooperation with China

  • Wed, 06/13/2007 - 12:00

The FBI, America's federal police agency, says it is seeking increased cooperation with its Chinese counterparts, and is offering the Chinese assistance for the 2008 Olympic games. An FBI official says one obstacle to cooperation is the lack of an extradition treaty, making repatriation of wanted individuals from one country to the other more difficult. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.

China wanted cash to discuss human rights

  • Mon, 06/11/2007 - 12:00

Chinese diplomats offered to allow Canada to discuss sensitive human-rights issues if Canada paid for "goodwill gestures" such as foreign scholarships and sabbaticals for Chinese bureaucrats, a researcher says.

Canada called easy target for spies

  • Thu, 06/07/2007 - 12:00

A Chinese defector who once estimated that 1,000 Chinese agents are operating in Australia says that Canada likely has a comparable amount within its borders.

G8 urged to address China's rights record

  • Tue, 06/05/2007 - 12:00

China's human rights record should be properly addressed at this week's meeting of the Group of Eight leading industrial nations in Germany, an exile group said on Tuesday.

China: Tiananmen Legacy Defies Olympic Gloss

  • Fri, 06/01/2007 - 12:00

China's total failure to account for the massacre of June 4, 1989 casts a pall on its efforts to project a new image and continues to spawn more abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.