Traveling China's ancient Silk Road

  • Mon, 08/07/2006 - 12:00

rom 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.

Canadian in China faces execution, Ottawa told

  • Sat, 08/05/2006 - 12:00

The Department of Foreign Affairs was scrambling for information yesterday after receiving word that a Canadian man, Huseyin Celil, being held in China could be executed as early as next week, The Globe and Mail has learned.

Canadian held in China facing execution, wife says

  • Sat, 08/05/2006 - 12:00

A Canadian being held in a Chinese prison could be executed as early as next week, his wife says, and she is pleading for help from Ottawa.

Canadian may face death in China, family learns

  • Fri, 08/04/2006 - 12:00

The department of Foreign Affairs was scrambling for information Friday after word that a Canadian man being held in China could be executed as early as next week, The Globe and Mail has learned.

Banned, Blocked Tibetan Writer Vows to Speak Out in China

  • Wed, 08/02/2006 - 12:00

A well-known Tibetan writer whose blogs have now been closed by Chinese authorities vowed Tuesday to keep speaking out and raising awareness in China of Tibetan culture.

China urges Albania to hand over five Uyghurs

  • Mon, 07/31/2006 - 12:00

Beijing had once again urged Tirana to extradite the five Chinese Muslims (Uyghurs) suspected of terrorism in China.

Guantanamo prisoners from China receive asylum in Albania

  • Wed, 07/26/2006 - 12:00

Five Chinese Muslims released from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay have received asylum in Albania, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Wife begs China to release husband facing execution

  • Sat, 07/22/2006 - 12:00

The pregnant wife of a Burlington man detained in China and facing a death sentence says allegations her husband is a terrorist are "lies" and the Canadian government should not stop trying for his release.

China kills 400,000 chickens to control fresh bird flu outbreak

  • Fri, 07/21/2006 - 12:00

China announced it has killed nearly 400,000 chickens in the far northwest of the country to control a fresh outbreak of bird flu.

Civil Servant Recruitment in Xinjiang Favors Han Chinese

  • Fri, 07/21/2006 - 12:00

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) will hire 840 civil servants from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) through its 2006 recruitment exam, of whom 38 will be ethnic minorities and the remainder Han Chinese...