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.

Demonstration in Front of Chinese Embassy - Hitay Elchihanisi Aldida Namayish

  • Tue, 08/22/2006 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is going to hold a demonstration protesting against the Chinese government’s continued unlawful detention of Huseyin Celil, Uyghur Canadian, in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC on Friday September 1. 

In Marco Polo's steps

  • Sun, 08/20/2006 - 12:00

China From the ancient oasis towns of Central Asia, we retraced the epic journeys traveled along the Silk Road, through desolate mountains and deserts, through busy bazaars and crumbling mud-brick towns.
Along the way, we followed the footsteps made by camel caravans to and from Central Asia and Europe by Marco Polo, Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great.

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.

China's rise leaves West wondering

  • Thu, 08/17/2006 - 12:00

China is overtaking the world's major economies one by one. It leap-frogged Britain in 2005 and now has Germany and Japan in its sights.Its growing economic muscle is bringing diplomatic and military strength. So should the rest of the world be worried?

Uzbekistan, China Discuss Judicial Cooperation

  • Thu, 08/17/2006 - 12:00

Members of the Supreme People's Procuracy of China today had talks in Tashkent with Bahtyor Jamalov, the deputy chairman of the Uzbek Supreme Court, and Prosecutor-General Rashitjon Kadyrov.

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.

XINJIANG: Strict control of China's Uighur Muslims continues

  • Tue, 08/15/2006 - 12:00

In China's north-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, control over Muslim religious believers is much stricter than over believers of other religions, Forum 18 News Service has found. However, the authorities' control over Dungan mosques is less strict than over mosques used by Uighurs, a Turkic people mainly found in Xinjiang but also in Central Asian states.