October 2007

In China, new crackdown on dissidents

  • Mon, 10/15/2007 - 12:00

As China's ruling Communist Party holds its most important conclave in five years, the government has launched an unusually harsh crackdown on potential troublemakers, say Chinese and international human rights groups.

China-Russia gas pipeline work to start '08 -report

  • Fri, 10/12/2007 - 12:00

Russia has formally decided to start work next year on a gas pipeline to China's western Xinjiang province, a project delayed by disagreements over gas pricing, a Chinese paper reported from its Moscow bureau.

China's Olympic Blacklist is many

  • Fri, 10/12/2007 - 12:00

Following is the full text of a translation of an edited excerpt of a purported official Olympics blacklist of China published by Human Rights in China

Bush to Honor Dalai Lama

  • Thu, 10/11/2007 - 12:00

Risking heightened tensions with China, President Bush will attend a ceremony to award Congress' highest civilian honor to the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader whom Beijing reviles as a separatist.

Beijing '08: Let the Politics Begin

  • Thu, 10/11/2007 - 12:00

THE Communist Party expends much effort trying to remove politics from daily life in China, and now it wants to remove politics from the Olympics, too. Beijing Olympic officials are taking the line that political protesters agitating about China are violating the spirit and charter of the Games.

China Opposes US Honor for Dalai Lama

  • Thu, 10/11/2007 - 12:00

China has criticized the U.S. Congress for awarding its highest civilian honor to the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.  VOA's Heda Bayron reports from Beijing.

Major Xinjiang gasfield found

  • Thu, 10/11/2007 - 04:00

PetroChina has discovered another major gasfield in western Xinjiang, a source from the company's Tarim unit confirmed Wednesday.

Two American Companies and Two Chinese Companies Ordered to Shutdown in Xinjiang for Alleged Religious Infiltration

  • Wed, 10/10/2007 - 12:00

China Aid Association learned that Xinjiang government has ordered at least four companies to shutdown revoking their business licenses and visas for alleged religious infiltration among Xingjiang muslims.

Could Nobel Win Push Gore Into '08 Race?

  • Wed, 10/10/2007 - 12:00

Thousands of activists are hoping to convince Al Gore to run for president. Could a Nobel Peace Prize give the reluctant candidate a push?

China: Pre-Congress Clampdown Intensifies

  • Wed, 10/10/2007 - 12:00

The Chinese government is intensifying repression ahead of the 17th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which opens in Beijing next week, as the climax of a months-long campaign to silence dissent and impose a veneer of social harmony on the capital, Human Rights Watch said today.