Pakistan: no to forcible return of Uighurs to China

  • Mon, 06/25/2007 - 12:00

Ahead of a bilateral meeting between China and Pakistan, Amnesty International is urging the Pakistan government not to forcibly return 22 unnamed Uighurs to China for fear that they could be at risk of serious human rights violations.

China's Right to Punish Secessionist Activists

  • Wed, 06/13/2007 - 12:00

In her May 30 editorial-page essay "My Chinese Jailers," Rebiya Kadeer accused China of punishing her son out of retaliation for her human-rights activism. This is sheer slander.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation Seeks Further Cooperation with China

  • Wed, 06/13/2007 - 12:00

The FBI, America's federal police agency, says it is seeking increased cooperation with its Chinese counterparts, and is offering the Chinese assistance for the 2008 Olympic games. An FBI official says one obstacle to cooperation is the lack of an extradition treaty, making repatriation of wanted individuals from one country to the other more difficult. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.

China wanted cash to discuss human rights

  • Mon, 06/11/2007 - 12:00

Chinese diplomats offered to allow Canada to discuss sensitive human-rights issues if Canada paid for "goodwill gestures" such as foreign scholarships and sabbaticals for Chinese bureaucrats, a researcher says.

Bush's welcome in Albania

  • Mon, 06/11/2007 - 12:00

A rapturous welcome by adoring crowds as George Bush begins an official visit to Albania. But at what cost? There aren't many rapturous welcomes left in the world for the President of the United States. But then Albania is a special case -- George Bush's support for an independent Kosovo garners plenty of popularity on the streets. And he has even bigger fans in a government, desperately seeking NATO membership.

Canada vows to press China on 'lack of democracy'

  • Sun, 06/10/2007 - 12:00

Canada turned up the pressure on China over human rights on Friday, telling President Hu Jintao that it would pursue Beijing's "problems with the lack of democracy," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.

Chinese leave Guantánamo for Albanian limbo

  • Sun, 06/10/2007 - 12:00

Ahktar Qassim Basit says he is not angry about the four years he spent as an American prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, before his captors mumbled a brief apology and flew him to this drab Balkan capital to begin a new life as a refugee.

Canada called easy target for spies

  • Thu, 06/07/2007 - 12:00

A Chinese defector who once estimated that 1,000 Chinese agents are operating in Australia says that Canada likely has a comparable amount within its borders.

China lashes at Bush for meeting rights activist

  • Thu, 06/07/2007 - 12:00

China condemned on Thursday an announced meeting between U.S. President George Bush and an exiled activist demanding autonomy for Xinjiang, the tense and heavily Muslim region in the nation's far west.

China blasts Bush's meeting with Uighur activist, calls it interference

  • Thu, 06/07/2007 - 12:00

China blasted U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday for interfering in Beijing's affairs by meeting with a prominent Muslim activist who is an outspoken critic of China's rule in the far western Xinjiang region.