October 2008

UAA Files Amicus Brief to Urge Guantanamo Uyghurs' Release

Fri, 10/31/2008 - 12:00

The UAA sought to file an amicus brief concerning the history of Uyghur oppression, the Uyghur American community, and the resettling of the petitioners into the United States, including the support that the UAA, the Uyghur community, and others throughout the United States would offer petitioners upon release, as well as general American and political sentiment concerning the petitioners' circumstances.

China's Worst Nightmare: Unemployment

Fri, 10/31/2008 - 12:00

When China's President Hu Jintao made his first official visit to Washington in April of 2006, he encountered a string of diplomatic snafus that culminated in enduring several minutes of screaming from a protester admitted into the media stand.

US asks China to review Tibet policies

Fri, 10/31/2008 - 12:00

The United States on Thursday called on China to review its policies that it said had raised tensions in Tibet, ahead of talks in Beijing between the Dalai Lama's envoys and Chinese officials.

China plans ethnic tour for Dalai Lama envoys

Fri, 10/31/2008 - 12:00

China plans to take the Dalai Lama's envoys to visit a non-Tibetan minority, a source said on Friday, as they try to persuade their wary visitors Beijing is sincere about talks on the Himalayan region's future.

China, Norway to strengthen cooperation on human rights

Fri, 10/31/2008 - 12:00

China and Norway vowed to enhance exchanges and cooperation on human rights after the two nations concluded the 11th annual Roundtable on Human Rights and the Rule of Law here on Friday.

Fear Grows Over Melamine Contamination In China's Food Chain

Fri, 10/31/2008 - 12:00

China's state media is calling for action to check how widespread the use of melamine is, in the country's animal feed industry.

The edge of an empire

Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:00

Officially, China gets on well with its Muslims. Alice Albinia uncovers an altogether different story

Guantanamo headache awaits next president

Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:00

Closing Guantanamo will be one of the thorniest tasks facing the next US president, and while both candidates have said it should be done, neither Barack Obama nor John Mccain has said how.

China listed U.S. athletes as possible troublemakers

Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:00

China's government was so concerned about the possibility of athlete demonstrations in the Beijing Olympics that it created a list of nine U.S. athletes and one assistant coach it thought might cause trouble at the Games, according to an internal U.S. Olympic Committee e-mail obtained by USA TODAY.

Dalai Lama's envoys leave for China talks

Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:00

Two Dalai Lama envoys left for China Thursday for talks on the future of Tibet, just days after the Tibetan spiritual leader said he saw no hope in the current dialogue with Beijing.

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