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Chinese Officials Protest Sinking of Ship by Russians

Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:00

A senior Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Friday that Russia had an unacceptable response after one of its warships sank a Chinese cargo vessel last Saturday.

USA: Right to an effective remedy -- Administration should release Guantánamo Uighurs into the USA now

Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:00

On 18 February 2009, a US federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling issued four months earlier ordering the release into the USA of 17 Uighurs held without charge at the US Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The 17 men have been held in the base for more than seven years, with most of them cleared for release since 2003.

Barack Obama's Uighur Problem

Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:00

It's now up to Obama to decide whether to find homes for the Uighurs in the U.S., or to keep them at Gitmo until further notice.

Amnesty International Shocked, Dismayed by U.S. Secretary Clinton's Comments That Human Rights Will Not Top Her China Agenda

Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:00

Human Rights Organization Urges Her to Repair the Damage Before She Leaves China

Clinton Remarks Undermine Rights Reform in China

Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:00

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s comments en route to China that contentious issues such as human rights “can’t interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises,” send the wrong message to the Chinese government, Human Rights Watch said today. Secretary Clinton also suggested that on human rights issues it “might be better [for the US and China] to agree to disagree.”

Barack Obama's Uighur Problem

Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:00

It's now up to Obama to decide whether to find homes for the Uighurs in the U.S., or to keep them at Gitmo until further notice.

U.S., China Debate Over Uighur Gitmo Detainees

Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:00

Efforts by President Barack Obama's administration to close down the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay came under more pressure Wednesday, as a federal appeals court overturned a district court ruling that would have released 17 Chinese Muslim detainees into the United States.

Uyghurs still in limbo after ruling

Thu, 02/19/2009 - 11:00

A US court has refused to release 17 Chinese ethnic Uyghurs detained at Guantanamo Bay into the US, spelling more legal limbo for the men cleared by Washington of "war on terror" allegations.

China Ready to Host Secretary Clinton

Thu, 02/19/2009 - 11:00

China is ready to host U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will be making her first trip to Beijing in her new position.  Secretary Clinton arrives in the Chinese capital, Friday. 

Chinese Muslims may remain at Guantanamo, court rules

Thu, 02/19/2009 - 11:00

The U.S. is allowed to hold the 17 Uighurs even though they are no longer considered dangerous, a federal appeals court says, reversing an earlier decision.

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