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Oct 4, 2006

Different separatist groups operating in East Turkestan are held responsible by the Chinese Government for all crimes and bad actions that have been happening in that region, in order to let the world believe that they are “Terrorist Powers , “Criminal Groups so that they could be banned by International Community.

Sep 27, 2006

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin departs today for China, as part of a trip that also includes Japan. While this is being described by the space agency as a get acquainted visit, it will doubtless include discussions of how to promote cooperation between China's space program and that of the United States.

Sep 27, 2006

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe -- or Helsinki Commission, as it is known in the United States -- held a congressional hearing on September 26 to investigate the impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Central Asia, a region where Washington's strategic, political, and economic interests are growing stronger. The United States fears that China and Russia are pulling the region deeper into their sphere of influence, to the exclusion of everyone else.

Sep 26, 2006

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a relative newcomer to Middle East geopolitics and, as far as U.S. interests are concerned, not a very welcome one.

Sep 22, 2006

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a major vehicle for a Chinese-Russian strategic cooperation, is exerting increasing pressure on US strategic interests in Central Asia. Robust engagement with the SCO by the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would offer Washington the best way of containing the group’s rising influence.

Sep 17, 2006

International Religious Freedom Report 2006, Released by State Department, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Sep 17, 2006

Col. Mike Bumgarner took over as the warden of Guantánamo Bay in April 2005. He had been hoping to be sent to Iraq; among senior officers of the Army’s military police corps, the job of commanding guards at the American detention camp in Cuba was considered not particularly challenging and somewhat risky to a career.

Sep 14, 2006

"China can't dominate Asia; there are too many governments in Asia." This comment by a senior Chinese official during a recent interview in Beijing reflects realities of power that make Chinese leadership in Asia unlikely under foreseeable circumstances.

Sep 7, 2006

In 1996, five countries—China, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan—formed an organiza­tion, the Shanghai Five, to resolve border disputes among its members. With the addition of Uzbekistan in 2001, it became the Shanghai Cooperation Organi­zation (SCO), a grouping of Russia, China, and a number of under-developed and developing nations with little to bind them together save geography.

Sep 6, 2006

I would like to make several points in response to the article "Terrorist Bombings Averted in Xinjiang," published on Sept. 4. While I am grateful to Mr. Schaefer for acknowledging that the majority of Uyghurs are peaceful, he has gotten many of his facts wrong.

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