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Shanghai bans troublemakers leaving city during Olympics

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 12:00

China's financial hub of Shanghai has sent notices to dissidents, petitioners and other "controlled" people banning them leaving the city during the Olympics to ensure security, a rights group said on Tuesday.

Demonstration for the Rights of the Uighurs in China

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 12:00

“I personally invite you to participate in the demonstration the World Uighur Congress is organizing in the European district of Brussels. I will be very happy to meet you there.”

China jails five clerics for organizing Mecca trips, group says

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:00

A court in China's far-western region of Xinjiang has sentenced five Muslim clerics to seven years in prison for illegally organizing haj pilgrimages to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the World Uighur Congress said on Tuesday.

Foreign media curbed as Olympic flame passes through Xinjiang and Tibet

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:00

Reporters Without Borders today accused China of breaking its promises to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by preventing foreign journalists from freely covering the journey of the Olympic flame through Xinjiang and Tibet.

Faking the Olympic Spirit in China's Muslim Region

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:00

The Olympic torch is in China's far West and security is tight. Still, there are some who came out to celebrate the event -- 200 invited guests and a handful of well-trained Uighar schoolchildren. Journalists were watched closely.

Court rules on Guantanamo inmate

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:00

In the first ruling of its kind, a US court has overturned the designation of an inmate at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp as an "enemy combatant".

Appeals Court Invalidates Detainee's 'Enemy' Status

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:00

A federal appeals court in Washington has invalidated the Bush administration's finding that a detainee held for more than six years in the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba is an "enemy combatant," and has ordered the government to release him, transfer him or offer him a new hearing.

Court Voids Finding on Guantánamo Detainee

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:00

In the first civilian judicial review of the government’s evidence for holding any of the Guantánamo Bay detainees, a federal appeals court has ordered that one of them be released or given a new military hearing.

Taiwan war game simulates attack from China

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 12:00

Taiwan began Monday its annual computer-simulated war game that anticipates an invasion by China, despite warming ties between the island and its mainland rival.

New US president seen unlikely to confront China

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 12:00

Despite their rhetoric, White House aspirants Barack Obama and John McCain are unlikely to adopt a confrontational approach towards China even as it flexes its military and economic muscles, experts say.

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