November 2010

Cables reveal difficulty of relocating some Guantanamo detainees

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:00

The relocation of 17 Chinese Muslim Uyghurs detained at Guantanamo Bay was a thorny issue for the United States, according to cables released by the website WikiLeaks.

Haggling with Allies over New Homes for Detainees

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:00

Guantanamo must be closed. That was one of US President Barack Obama's first pledges upon taking office. But the newly released US dispatches make it clear that the search for new homes for the detainees wasn't easy or cheap. The list of demands from potential recipient countries, including Germany, was often long.

Vanhanen: China Did Not Warn PM about Uighur Detainees

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:00

Former Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen said Tuesday that he was not cautioned by Chinese officials against accepting Uighur detainees from Guantanamo Bay for resettlement in Finland.

Uighur killings seen as reprisal against Chinese injustice

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:00

At least eight Chinese settlers had been killed in three towns in East Turkestan (Chinese: Xinjiang) in what were believed to be attacks by Uyghurs to avenge deprivation, discrimination and injustice on their own land by the Chinese authorities, according to a Radio Free Asia online (RFA) report Nov 26.

WikiLeaks row: China wants Korean reunification, officials confirm

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:00

Chinese officials speak after Guardian US embassy cables reveal Beijing is leaning towards acceptance of reunification under Seoul's control

CSI student turns childhood experiences into ambition

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:00

Sayid Abdullaev remembers the hostility and the cold stares that filled his childhood in Kyrgyzstan.

China AIDS death toll up nearly 20,000 in a year

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:00

The total number of reported AIDS deaths in China has jumped by nearly 20,000 since an official estimate last year, state media said Monday as Beijing vowed to step up efforts to curb its spread.

Factbox: Key political risks to watch in China

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:00

China has pulled through the global economic downturn with robust growth and enhanced international sway, but that is now creating strains of its own at home and abroad.

China directed Google hacking: leaked US documents

Mon, 11/29/2010 - 11:00

The United States believes that China's leadership has directed a hacking campaign into computers of Google and Western governments, according to US diplomatic files leaked by WikiLeaks.

US suspected China pressing Kyrgyzstan

Mon, 11/29/2010 - 11:00

The US confronted China on information it tried to pressure Kyrgyzstan to pull the plug on a US base, possibly due to a dispute over Guantanamo detainees, a leaked document said Sunday.

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