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Mar 20, 2008

In a rare direct appeal from Guantanamo Bay, a prisoner from western China says the U.S. is holding him and fellow Chinese Muslims in harsh conditions, even though authorities told them years ago they are innocent and would be released.

Mar 19, 2008

World leaders must hold China accountable for violating the commitments it made in order to host the Games.

Mar 18, 2008

Tibetan students held a silent vigil in Beijing today to honor the courage of Tibetan protestors in Tibet. The group of around 50 students sat silently in a circle with heads bowed outside the Central Minorities University in the Haidian district of western Beijing this evening for around six hours.

Mar 18, 2008

It was impossible not to notice that the United States removed China from its list of top 10 human rights violators just as the biggest anti-China protests in 20 years erupted in Tibet. Even when handed that undeserved dispensation, the Beijing government cannot control its authoritarian nature.

Mar 18, 2008

With the 2008 Olympics in Beijing just months away, the Communist Party of China should be reveling in the proof of global emergence as a world power. Instead, the uprising in Tibet has been a brutal reminder that, for all its economic might, China is a global laggard on the crucial issues of human rights and democratic freedoms.

Mar 18, 2008

While the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet, many younger Tibetans do not follow him on a crucial question -- whether Tibet should have genuine autonomy or independence from China.

Mar 18, 2008

The Chinese Premier says his door is open for dialogue with the Dalai Lama, despite claiming he has evidence to prove the exiled spiritual leader masterminded the bloody riots that have swept through Tibet and neighbouring province.

Mar 18, 2008

US authorities tightened security on Monday around the Chinese embassy a day after its front wall was splashed with red paint and its glass windows smashed.

Mar 17, 2008

The Dalai Lama has said that he feared about the reprisals that will follow from the Chinese government's ultimatum to the Tibetans who have been demonstrating in Lhasa and other areas to surrender by midnight today.

Mar 17, 2008

Vowing a harsh crackdown, Chinese police conducted house-to-house searches in central Lhasa Monday and rounded up hundreds of Tibetans suspected of participating in a deadly outburst of anti-Chinese violence, exile groups and residents reported.

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