China-to-Tibet Train Derails, Delaying Thousands

  • Thu, 08/31/2006 - 12:00

One of China’s new trains to Tibet, the world’s highest railway, derailed, disrupting the line for five hours and delaying thousands of passengers, state news media said. No one was injured.

Top Chinese diplomat tells US to 'shut up' on arms spending

  • Fri, 08/18/2006 - 12:00

China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, throwing diplomatic language to the wind, has told the United States in no uncertain terms to "shut up and keep quiet" on the subject of Beijing's growing military spending.

Beijing pledges 'a fight to the death' with Dalai Lama

  • Wed, 08/16/2006 - 12:00

China’s new top official in Tibet has embarked on a fierce campaign to crush loyalty to the exiled Dalai Lama and to extinguish religious beliefs among government officials.

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.