Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said yesterday the federal government has been given assurances that a Canadian citizen held in China on suspicion of terrorism will not be executed regardless of the outcome of his trial.
China Aid Association learned that another Christian was arrested in Xinjiang, which is the 3rd religious persecution event in Xinjiang in the past 2 months. Shandong Administrative Penalty against a House Church was revoked which is the first successful Christian case due to successful legal challenge and CAA 's international media campaign.
China has become a new money-laundering hub for Colombian drug gangs who buy Chinese products to import into Colombia for sale through legitimate channels, Vice President Francisco Santos Calderon said Monday.
It was brief and unofficial. But the meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Chinese counterpart is an "important first step," say those fighting for the release of a Burlington man jailed in China.
Harper said his meetings "advanced Canadian interests" and said he did raise the case of Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen jailed in China. "As I said to the president, we always have the intention to defend human rights, especially the rights of Canadian citizens."
It was brief and unofficial, but those fighting for the release of a Canadian man jailed in China are calling the meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Chinese counterpart an "important first step."
On a recent Friday, the holy day of Islam, crowds swelled inside the antique Jame mosque, the largest in this ancient town in Xinjiang Province in the far west of China, home to the nation's small but restive Muslim minority.
Despite the announcement that work on a major new gas pipeline from Kazakstan to China will start in 2008, it remains unclear whether the Kazaks have sufficient reserves to make it feasible, especially in view of their other supply commitments.