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Revolt and repression as the Games begin

Sat, 08/09/2008 - 12:00

David Whitehouse examines the increased crackdown, and protest, in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics and how it reveals signs of China's yawning class divide.

In China's Far West, Violence Is Just

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

When Dang Dongming completed a military tour in this remote corner of western China, he did an increasingly common thing. He stayed.

China's forgotten people

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

This week's terror attack in China has brought an intense barrage of publicity to the Uighurs. Amy Reger writes that one violent act does not represent more than 10 million people

China's Muslim dilemma in 'The New Frontier'

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

Across much of China, strangers upon being introduced will ask each other, "Where is your ancestral home?" But in the far northwestern province of Xinjiang, they ask, "Are you Han Chinese?"

The oil profits flow out of Kashgar

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

A slightly-delayed posting. I've been out in Kashgar, where the Chinese government says 16 policemen were killed on Monday by jihadists bent on disturbing the Olympic games.

World leaders welcomed to Beijing. Silence on human rights and terrorist threats

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

Hu Jintao greets 80 international political figures. Press and TV do not mention the threat of attacks, but residents are afraid to leave their homes. The local population is absent from celebrations. Dissidents, protestant pastor, bishops under surveillance. Jacques Rogge gives his “blessing” to Beijing’s “good” air

Backlash Over Chinese Handling of Muslim Minority

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

Experts Wonder if China's Crackdown on Muslim Minority is Fueling Violent Sentiment

Mao's ghost

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 12:00

The spirit of the chairman haunts the Beijing Olympics

Swifter, higher, weaker

Thu, 08/07/2008 - 12:00

Behind the sporting glitz, anxieties about minorities and the economy

Gwynne Dyer: China's failed colonial policy means greater Olympics risk

Thu, 08/07/2008 - 12:00

Safety is our top concern," said China's Vice-President Xi Jinping in late July, pointing to the deployment of 100,000 troops around Beijing and the surface-to-air missile batteries that protect the main stadiums as proof of the regime's determination to ensure that no terrorist attack would disrupt the Olympic Games.

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