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Mar 15, 2010

In the middle of a terrifying desert north of Tibet, Chinese archaeologists have excavated an extraordinary cemetery. Its inhabitants died almost 4,000 years ago, yet their bodies have been well preserved by the dry air.

Mar 11, 2010

China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency warned this week of a third summer of ethnic clashes in the Muslim Uyghur-dominated autonomous region of Xinjiang. But scholars say that recent deployments of thousands of Chinese police could quell a potential uprising.

Mar 11, 2010

The Xinjiang government has revised a regulation on social order to place new emphasis on combating threats to state security.

Mar 4, 2010

Last-minute changes to a sub-decree regulating procedures for screening asylum seekers paved the way for the government’s forced deportation of 20 ethnic Uighur asylum seekers, violating their rights under local and international law, an Australian academic has asserted.

Feb 24, 2010

The second-story rooms of the centuries-old mud-brick houses were cantilevered atop log beams and nearly touched each other across an alleyway paved with hexagonal stones.

Feb 22, 2010

The pathology of the western financial crisis is all too familiar: misallocation of capital fuelled by cheap credit and lax regulation, a proliferation of investment vehicles with limited credit assessment, and systemic biases predicated on ever-rising real estate prices.

Feb 22, 2010

“The forces pulling China toward integration and openness are more powerful today than ever before,” said President Bill Clinton in 1999.

Feb 22, 2010

“I believe mutual understanding is a very important step in achieving harmony in ethnic areas of China,” said Professor Yang Zhongdong. 

Feb 22, 2010

While those in charge of propaganda work to intoxicate the country with the image of a “harmonious society” at the behest of party leader Hu Jintao, frequent uprisings in China’s western ethnic provinces of Tibet and Xinjiang have, to the embarrassment of officials, laid bare the lie.

Feb 19, 2010

When President Obama met with the Dalai Lama in the White House on Thursday, he was following a tradition that all recent American presidents had dutifully honored.


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