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Aug 26, 2009

China's President Hu Jintao called Tuesday for a "prosperous and harmonious" Xinjiang province during his first visit to the country's western Uyghur region since last month's deadly riots, state-run media reported.

Aug 25, 2009

Trials are expected to begin this week for more than 200 people charged over deadly riots last month when Muslim Uighurs rampaged through a western Chinese city, attacking ethnic Han Chinese and leaving nearly 200 dead.

Aug 25, 2009

THE government in northwest China's Xinjiang region on Tuesday denied a report in the state media that more than 200 people would be put on trial this week over recent deadly ethnic unrest in the area.

Aug 25, 2009

CHINA has released two prominent activists who are seen as important to the development of the rule of law and public policy discussion of problems in Tibet and Xinjiang, following diplomatic representations by the Obama Administration.

Aug 25, 2009

Australia's battered relationship with China has not diminished Beijing's support for Kevin Rudd's vision for an Asia Pacific community by 2020, the Prime Minister's special envoy said yesterday.

Aug 25, 2009

Buffeted by rising domestic unrest and missteps in handling ethnic violence, China's leaders are asserting greater control over the country's main internal security force with a new law on how and when the troops are mobilized.

Aug 25, 2009

There is confusion about how many people China plans to put on trial over the ethnic violence in Xinjiang last month, and when this might happen.

Aug 25, 2009

President Hu Jintao has been visiting the volatile western region of Xinjiang for four days, state news media reported Tuesday, in his first trip to the region since deadly rioting in July left scores of people dead and strained relations between ethnic Han and ethnic Uighurs.

Aug 24, 2009

Stand up to China, but pick the issues carefully and avoid fanning flames.

Aug 24, 2009

Chinese authorities unexpectedly released three political activists from detention on Sunday, including one whose case had drawn global attention.

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