Landslide win for Obama - in China

Wed, 10/29/2008 - 12:00

It ran – without a hint of irony – across the top of page A11 in the government-run, English language China Daily newspaper last week.

China: Rail Development To Be "Catalyst Of Development"

Tue, 10/28/2008 - 12:00

China's State Council has approved 2 trillion yuan ($292 billion) for the construction of a series of railway projects, to help boost economic growth amid the worldwide financial crisis, China Daily reported Oct. 25. "Increasing investment in fixed assets has remained a catalyst of China's economic development," the article stated.

Dalai Lama says 'no hope' for talks with China: spokesman

Mon, 10/27/2008 - 12:00

The Dalai Lama is considering a major policy shift towards China following a complete lack of progress in talks on Tibetan autonomy with Beijing, a senior aide said Monday.

CCP Denies Uyghurs Rights to Annual Pilgrimage

Fri, 10/24/2008 - 12:00

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using many political means to stop Uyghurs annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as Hajj, according to the World Uyghur Congress.

Economic Ties, Human Rights Are on Merkel's China Agenda

Thu, 10/23/2008 - 12:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off a state visit to China with a stop at a Daimler joint-venture there. Economic ties, but also human rights and global warming, were on the meeting agenda, advisers said.

The New Terrorists, and Some Unnamed Countries

Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00

In a press conference today, the Ministry of Public Security released its second list of most wanted terrorists for plotting attacks on the Olympics and generally working towards separatism in “restive”* Xinjiang.

Bigotry, ignorance, made in China

Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00

The New York Times reported Sunday that Chinese officials are cracking down on Islam in the Xinjiang region of the country. Government workers are not allowed to practice the religion, studying of the Koran is highly restricted and the practice of Ramadan and the hajj — a pilgrimage to Mecca — are kept under strict supervision by the authorities.

Detained Uyghur Christians Face Execution And Mistreatment In China

Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00

 Family and activists continued efforts Wednesday, October 22, to obtain the release of two Uyghur devoted Christians in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, saying one of them may be executed while another believer is facing mistreatment in a labor camp.

US treads warily over China rights

Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00

Washington DC is perhaps a rather strange choice for someone accused of being an active terrorist to make their home.

Bush Decides to Keep Guantánamo Open

Tue, 10/21/2008 - 12:00

Despite his stated desire to close the American prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, President Bush has decided not to do so, and never considered proposals drafted in the State Department and the Pentagon that outlined options for transferring the detainees elsewhere, according to senior administration officials.


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