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Nov 3, 2009

Four months after ethnic rioting in western China’s Xinjiang region killed nearly 200 people, security officials there have launched a fresh dragnet to track down accused rioters and other so-called terrorist elements, a regional newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Nov 3, 2009

Security campaign follows fatal summer riots between ethnic Uighur and Han Chinese in capital of Urumqi

Nov 3, 2009

China's police chief has called for a reinforced nationwide Internet security system, in the nation's latest effort to oversee the activities of the world's largest online population.

Nov 3, 2009

Nine people (apparently, eight Uighurs and one Han Chinese) have been sentenced to death for involvement in unrest earlier this year in western China. They have exhausted all their appeals, and could be executed within days once their sentences are approved by the Supreme Court.

Nov 2, 2009

Six Chinese Uighur prisoners from the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay have been transferred to the Pacific island nation of Palau, officials say.

Nov 2, 2009

Six Uyghurs who were imprisoned in the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred Saturday to the South Pacific island nation of Palau, the Justice Department said.

Nov 2, 2009

Six Chinese Muslim Uighurs, released on the weekend after nearly eight years locked up at Guantanamo Bay, spent their first day of freedom on Monday shopping in the Palau capital Koror.

Nov 2, 2009

A few days before the start of this year's Melbourne International Film Festival its executive director received an "audacious" telephone call.

Nov 2, 2009

One of China's most powerful politicians, Vice Premier Li Keqiang, has urged Australia to put aside differences with Beijing that have strained relations between the two Asia-Pacific trading partners.

Nov 2, 2009

In the wake of violent rioting in the western city of Urumqi back in July, Chinese authorities took a radical step: cutting off all Internet, text-messaging and international telephone services in Xinjiang, a restive province home to 21 million people.

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