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China to 'strike hard' against rising unrest

  • Thu, 01/26/2006 - 11:00

China is preparing to "strike hard" against rising public unrest, a senior police official said according to state media on Thursday, highlighting the government's fears for stability even as the economy booms.

China arrests rise in restive Xinjiang: activist

  • Mon, 01/23/2006 - 11:00

Chinese authorities arrested more than 18,000 people for crimes including national security offenses in the mainly Muslim western region of Xinjiang last year, a newspaper said on Friday, which a dissident described as a rise of a quarter.

Chinese Detainees' Lawyers Will Take Case to High Court

  • Tue, 01/17/2006 - 11:00

Chinese Detainees' Lawyers Will Take Case to High Court,
Ruling on Uighurs Is Called Vital

Risky business in China's west

  • Thu, 01/05/2006 - 11:00

The "Go West" campaign is one of many policies China has initiated to develop the infrastructure and vast resources of its far western regions, Xinjiang and Xizang, also known as the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, while strengthening political and economic ties with bordering states.

U.S.-Based Uyghur Lashes Out at Pressure To Spy for China

  • Thu, 01/05/2006 - 11:00

A U.S.-based member of the Muslim Uyghur ethnic group, which is deeply unhappy with Chinese rule in its territory, has hit out at Chinese officials who he says are holding his wife and children under house arrest to pressure him into spying for them.

Suicide underlines plight of Uyghur refugees

  • Fri, 12/30/2005 - 11:00

Burhan Zunun, a Uyghur from Ghulja in East Turkistan, died at mid-day on December 29 in hospital in Denmark, apparently as a result of injuries sustained during an attempted suicide in police detention on Christmas Day.

Oil boom changes Muslim region in China's wild West

  • Tue, 12/20/2005 - 11:00

The prop plane packed with businessmen swoops into this once-sleepy oasis town in far western China, flying low over the spectacular Tian Shan mountain range, now snowcapped.

One China, One Taiwan

  • Mon, 12/19/2005 - 11:00

During his recent trip to Japan, South Korea, China, and Mongolia, President Bush extolled the region's wave of democratization as "one of the greatest stories in human history" and lamented the holdouts who are "out of step with their neighbors and isolated from the world."

China blasts U.S. for letting Muslim speak

  • Thu, 12/15/2005 - 11:00

China has called on the United States not to provide a platform for separatists, after a Chinese Muslim leader reported abuses at a Congressional hearing.

Detainee Cleared for Release Is in Limbo at Guantanamo

  • Thu, 12/15/2005 - 11:00

When U.S. forces freed Saddiq Ahmad Turkistani from a Taliban prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in late 2001, the detainee met with reporters at a news conference and told U.S. officials that he had been wrongly imprisoned for allegedly plotting to kill Osama bin Laden.

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