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Was Beijing 2008 a Mistake?

Sun, 08/17/2008 - 12:00

While the world complains about human rights violations, air pollution, censorship and the despotic rule of the Chinese regime, China is celebrating a dream come true. Many in the West are convinced that awarding the Olympics to Beijing was a mistake. Are they right?

Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks

Thu, 08/14/2008 - 12:00

A police crackdown meant to quell militants in China's rugged frontier of Xinjiang has failed to prevent a surge of attacks, and analysts say Beijing's tactics may actually be encouraging more violence among the region's usually moderate Muslims.

Saccharine smiles and jackboots

Thu, 08/14/2008 - 12:00

China's Olympic opening fraud is the perfect metaphor for the country's treatment of its so-called 'minority peoples'

China's way of hiding shameJane Macartney in Beijing

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 12:00

An old Chinese saying goes: “A man has face, a tree has bark.” Face - honour and prestige - is a visceral issue in China. Without it one is undeserving of respect.

Another attack in Western China

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 12:00

Just four days into the Beijing Olympics, there's been another attack near the western city of Kashgar. Chinese authorities have warned of threats from Muslim separatists in the region. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Uprising from the ashes of history

Tue, 08/12/2008 - 12:00

Travellers in today's China are often surprised to discover that the country has a sizeable Muslim population.

Hypocrisy, human rights and the Beijing games

Mon, 08/11/2008 - 12:00

The Beijing Olympic games, which began on August 8, are shaping up to be a perfect reflection of our times — taking place against a backdrop of human rights abuses, terrorism scares and under a blanket of chemical smog.

Remember the Uighurs

Mon, 08/11/2008 - 12:00

On July 29, I became the first Uighur leader to meet with a sitting U.S. President at the White House. Our meeting sent a message to Beijing on the eve of the Olympics: that the Chinese government's human rights abuses against the Uighur people cannot be ignored.

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.

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