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Congress Urges President Bush To Raise Human Rights Issue With China

Thu, 07/31/2008 - 12:00

U.S. lawmakers, organizations advocating for human rights and religious freedom, and China democracy activists have sharply criticized the Chinese government in advance of the Beijing Olympic Games opening in August 8. VOA's Dan Robinson reports on this, and a congressional resolution urging President Bush to raise human rights issues when he attends the Olympic games.

Why security is tighter in Beijing

Thu, 07/31/2008 - 12:00

From missile batteries around the stadium to neighborhood watches, from SWAT teams to bar closures, from random ID checks to a visa clampdown, Beijing’s panoply of security measures outstrips anything ever mounted for the Olympics.

City's signs suggest a house divided

Thu, 07/31/2008 - 12:00

Beijing keeps wary watch on a restive region as the opening of Olympics nears, writes the Tribune's Evan Osnos.

China seeks "absolute security" in Tibet for Olympics

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 12:00

Chinese police guarding restive Tibet have been mobilised to ensure "absolute security" there during the Beijing Olympics and are looking for stronger international support, an official newspaper said on Wednesday.

Uighur boxer seeking Olympic glory

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 12:00

In the far west of China, there is a place called Yizebah. It means Orchard Village in the local Uighur language.

China's credibility on terror in focus as Games near

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 12:00

For months, Chinese authorities have been publicising the threat from separatist militants in the northwest region of Xinjiang, saying members of its Muslim, Uighur minority were bent on disrupting the Beijing Olympics.

Leaked Documents Show Chinese Regime's Paranoia

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 12:00

As the Olympics approach, leaked internal documents and state media reports in China indicate that a military mobilisation is being directed at groups within China which are considered harmless by governments abroad.

Olympic paranoia clutches China

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 12:00

With a little more than a week to go before China plays host to its biggest ever international event, the Chinese government is leaving nothing to chance.

Bush vows to take 'message of freedom' to Beijing

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 12:00

US President George W. Bush, in a move likely to anger China, met with five Chinese dissidents here and told them he would take a "message of freedom" to next month's Olympic Games in Beijing.

Agency ordered to restore benefits to Celil's wife

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 12:00

A federal minister moved quickly on the weekend to reverse the Canada Revenue Agency decision that cut off benefits to the wife of a Canadian jailed in China.

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