China can do no wrong - Critics silenced as Olympics approach

  • Mon, 08/13/2007 - 12:00

How things have changed! In 1979, some 28 years ago, then-U.S. president Jimmy Carter urged that because of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan, the 1980 Moscow Olympics should be boycotted.

Beijing's broken Olympic promise

  • Fri, 08/10/2007 - 12:00

China said hosting the 2008 Summer Games would be good for human rights. That was cynical, and not true

War games involving China, Russia and their allies

  • Fri, 08/10/2007 - 12:00

Joint military exercises between the six-member Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will continue till August 17; fighting terrorists and criminals is one of their objectives. The games are allowing high-ranking officials from all member states to meet. Moscow is building up its fleet and Beijing needs Russian help to contain the United States.

China detains third Canadian, a leader of activist group seeking free Tibet

  • Wed, 08/08/2007 - 12:00

A third Canadian has been detained in China for protesting Chinese rule in Tibet, a Tibetan rights group said early Wednesday.

China addresses ugly side in run-up to Olympics

  • Wed, 08/08/2007 - 12:00

Officials, on track with the planning and building part, turn attention to human rights, sportsmanship and the environment.

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.