Aug 18, 2006

China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, throwing diplomatic language to the wind, has told the United States in no uncertain terms to "shut up and keep quiet" on the subject of Beijing's growing military spending.

Aug 17, 2006

China is overtaking the world's major economies one by one. It leap-frogged Britain in 2005 and now has Germany and Japan in its sights.Its growing economic muscle is bringing diplomatic and military strength. So should the rest of the world be worried?

Aug 17, 2006

Members of the Supreme People's Procuracy of China today had talks in Tashkent with Bahtyor Jamalov, the deputy chairman of the Uzbek Supreme Court, and Prosecutor-General Rashitjon Kadyrov.

Aug 16, 2006

China’s new top official in Tibet has embarked on a fierce campaign to crush loyalty to the exiled Dalai Lama and to extinguish religious beliefs among government officials.

Aug 15, 2006

In China's north-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, control over Muslim religious believers is much stricter than over believers of other religions, Forum 18 News Service has found. However, the authorities' control over Dungan mosques is less strict than over mosques used by Uighurs, a Turkic people mainly found in Xinjiang but also in Central Asian states.

Aug 15, 2006

Three facets of Christianity are officially recognised in China's north-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Forum 18 News Service notes. These are the state-controlled associations of the Three Self Patriotic Movement (Protestant), the Patriotic Catholic Association, and the two state-registered Orthodox communities in Ghulja and Urumqi.

Aug 15, 2006

Early on May 5, five Asian men who had been detained at the prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for years as dangerous terrorists, boarded a military transport plane at the United States naval base there.

Aug 15, 2006

From the ancient oasis towns of Central Asia, we retraced the epic journeys traveled along the Silk Road through desolate mountains and deserts, through busy bazaars and crumbling mud-brick towns.

Aug 14, 2006

On the internet, a little mystery can go a long way. Six weeks ago, a man living in Germany and calling himself KenGrok, announced a fascinating discovery on a Google Earth Community forum. Poring over satellite images of China on the free Google Earth service, he came across a strange plot of land - approximately 900 metres by 700 metres, about the size of six Sydney Cricket Grounds.

Aug 11, 2006

After months of Chinese refusals to provide information on Celil's whereabouts or allow visits from Canadian consular officials, supporters believe Harper's reaching out to Chinese President Hu Jintao may be all that stands between the Burlington, Ont., man and a death sentence.


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