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Shanghai group unlikely to expand soon - Russian deputy FM

  • Fri, 06/09/2006 - 12:00

A Eurasian security bloc comprising five former Soviet republics and China is unlikely to produce any agreements on the accession of new members at a forthcoming summit, a deputy Russian foreign minister said Friday.

China, America and nuclear weapons

  • Fri, 06/09/2006 - 12:00

IF THE Pentagon is right, China's nuclear arsenal is on the verge of abig upgrade. As a deterrent against American nuclear attack, theChinese have long relied mainly on a handful of intercontinentalmissiles that are slow to fuel and highly vulnerable.

China: Economic Boom Strains Environment

  • Wed, 06/07/2006 - 12:00

China's gross domestic product (GDP) has been booming since economic reforms began in the late 1970s. This economic success has meant substantial gains in real wages and living standards for many Chinese. But it has also been accompanied by environmental concerns such as pollution and the overuse of natural resources.

Natives Feel Left Out of China's New West

  • Sun, 06/04/2006 - 12:00

Before the highway arrived last year, threading a strip of black pavement across a moonscape of pale sand, this town in central Xinjiang province was among the lonelier places on earth.

Rumsfeld urges China to come clean on military spending

  • Sat, 06/03/2006 - 12:00

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld urged China to explain its increased military spending to the world, saying it was in its interest to demystify actions that others find potentially threatening.

Tale of 5 Muslims: Out of Guantanamo And Into Limbo

  • Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:00


After four years in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Bakker Qassim, a former terror suspect cleared last year of having ties to al Qaeda, got word last month that he finally would be set free.

Kadeer's children must be released, and their freedom and safety must be guaranteed

  • Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:00

The Rafto Foundation is deeply concerned by reports that authorities in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have beaten two sons of Rafto Laureate Rebiya Kadeer and are intimidating other relatives of the exiled Uighur leader

Linking hands across the steppes

  • Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:00

Turning a Turkic ideal into reality involves hard decisions

Fear of torture and ill-treatment/Detention without charge/Medical Concern

  • Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:00


Ablikim, Alim and Rushangul Abdiriyim, the three adult children of ethnic Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer were reportedly detained by the police on the evening of 29 May in Urumqi, the regional capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

China: USCIRF deplores detention of Rebiya Kadeer family members

  • Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:00

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply concerned about the recent detention, in violation of international statutes, of family members of Rebiya Kadeer, a Uighur Muslim dissident and human rights activist who was exiled to the United States after her release from prison in March 2005. 

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