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Oct 8, 2006

CHINA has closed melting glaciers in its northwestern Xinjiang region to tourists who littered, polluted and even drove across the ice that provides water to millions, the official Xinhua agency said today.

Oct 8, 2006

Nomination for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize is a recognition of the plight of the Uighur Muslim minority in China, said the exiled leader of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Oct 8, 2006

Twenty months after stepping out of prison, freedom remains elusive for Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled leader of China's Uighur Muslim minority and a top Asian nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Oct 6, 2006

Illegal arrests, forced labour camps, brainwashing centres, organ harvesting, torture, murder, no freedom of press, Internet blockades, widespread corruption and nepotism.

Oct 6, 2006

Forget the Pulitzer prize. Drop the Royal Television Society awards. Journalists could be in line for the ultimate international accolade: the Nobel peace prize. But not, it seems, if they work for the BBC.

Oct 6, 2006

Ethnic Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer expressed satisfaction on Friday that her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize had focused global attention on her people's struggle against Chinese oppression and she denied any link to terrorism.

Oct 5, 2006

Saudi Arabia has decided to grant Haj visas to hundreds of Chinese Muslims who have been protesting for weeks outside the Saudi embassy in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

Oct 5, 2006

Panasas, Inc. has announced that Xinjiang Oil Company in Mainland China has deployed the Panasas ActiveScale Storage Cluster.

Oct 4, 2006

The province is rich in oil and gas hitherto held in reserve. Now authorities announce greater investments in exploration and refining capacity. But there is also greater fear about police repression.

Oct 4, 2006

A bare-chested Chinese man glanced through a restaurant window at three women in headscarves as he ambled, under the midday sun, through an alley near Beijing’s 500-year-old Dongsi Mosque.

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