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Anti-terror drill targets '3 evil forces'

  • Sun, 08/27/2006 - 12:00

China and Kazakhstan completed a joint anti-terror military drill over the weekend, which officials say will help fight terrorists under the framework of the Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO).

A meeting of civilisations: The mystery of China's celtic mummies

  • Sun, 08/27/2006 - 12:00

The discovery of European corpses thousands of miles away suggests a hitherto unknown connection between East and West in the Bronze Age. Clifford Coonan reports from Urumqi

Freedom in a Cage - Consider the Uighurs

  • Fri, 08/25/2006 - 12:00

Among the detainees at Guantánamo were five Uighurs captured in Afghanistan after 9/11. The men were natives of Xinjiang province of China.

Detainee in China isn't aware of his new son

  • Fri, 08/25/2006 - 12:00

Kamila Telendibaeva is thrilled with her newborn son, but wishes desperately that her husband, Huseyin Celil, could be there to share her joy.

China/Kazakhstan: Forces Hold First-Ever Joint Terrorism Exercises

  • Thu, 08/24/2006 - 12:00

Kazakhstan and China launch three days of joint counterterrorism exercises today. It is the first time those two countries have held joint security maneuvers, and testifies to China's aggressive pursuit of improved ties with its immediate CIS neighbors. But Beijing has other motives for such new-fashioned cooperation, particularly with its Central Asian neighbors.

China: Drug Lords Look To Cash In On Economic Boom

  • Thu, 08/24/2006 - 12:00

China lies right next door to two of the world's main centers of narcotics production -- the so-called Golden Crescent of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Golden Triangle of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos.

China claims it ruled oil-rich Xinjiang 1000 years ago

  • Wed, 08/23/2006 - 12:00

China today claimed to have discovered new material evidence that the remote oil-rich region of Xinjiang was ruled by Chinese rulers more than 1,000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

China Sows The Whirlwind: Implications of Hezbollah's Iranian-Chinese Weapons

  • Wed, 08/23/2006 - 12:00

Israel has been surprised and dismayed in the last few weeks by the unexpectedly high quality of Hezbollah munitions, most notably rockets and missiles. While some of these are indigenous, a serious search for the origin of the improvements looks to lead to China—and, to a degree still difficult to assess, to Israel itself, which has shared with China a wide range of sensitive military technologies.

Kazakstan Joins China on Counter-Terror Exercise

  • Wed, 08/23/2006 - 12:00

Joint training exercises to be conducted by Kazak and Chinese forces this week have the dual aim of curbing ethnic Uighur separatism and ensuring oil pipeline security.

Chinese Farmers From Drought-Hit Southwest Travel to Pick Cotton in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/22/2006 - 12:00

More than 100,000 farmers from southwest China's Chongqing Municipality have left their home towns to pick cotton in Xinjiang 3,300 kilometres away after the worst drought in 50 years destroyed their crops.