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Aug 25, 2006

Kamila Telendibaeva is thrilled with her newborn son, but wishes desperately that her husband, Huseyin Celil, could be there to share her joy.

Aug 24, 2006

Kazakhstan and China launch three days of joint counterterrorism exercises today. It is the first time those two countries have held joint security maneuvers, and testifies to China's aggressive pursuit of improved ties with its immediate CIS neighbors. But Beijing has other motives for such new-fashioned cooperation, particularly with its Central Asian neighbors.

Aug 24, 2006

China lies right next door to two of the world's main centers of narcotics production -- the so-called Golden Crescent of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Golden Triangle of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos.

Aug 23, 2006

China today claimed to have discovered new material evidence that the remote oil-rich region of Xinjiang was ruled by Chinese rulers more than 1,000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Aug 23, 2006

Israel has been surprised and dismayed in the last few weeks by the unexpectedly high quality of Hezbollah munitions, most notably rockets and missiles. While some of these are indigenous, a serious search for the origin of the improvements looks to lead to China—and, to a degree still difficult to assess, to Israel itself, which has shared with China a wide range of sensitive military technologies.

Aug 23, 2006

Joint training exercises to be conducted by Kazak and Chinese forces this week have the dual aim of curbing ethnic Uighur separatism and ensuring oil pipeline security.

Aug 22, 2006

More than 100,000 farmers from southwest China's Chongqing Municipality have left their home towns to pick cotton in Xinjiang 3,300 kilometres away after the worst drought in 50 years destroyed their crops.

Aug 22, 2006

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is going to hold a demonstration protesting against the Chinese government’s continued unlawful detention of Huseyin Celil, Uyghur Canadian, in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC on Friday September 1. 

Aug 20, 2006

China 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.
Along the way, we followed the footsteps made by camel caravans to and from Central Asia and Europe by Marco Polo, Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great.

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.

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