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Sep 30, 2009

On Friday, September 25, nine Fushan Church leaders, including Pastor Yang Rongli, were kidnapped by Shanxi PSB officers while traveling to Beijing to petition the central government for justice concerning the local authorities' brutal attack on September 13th.

Sep 30, 2009

Apartments on the route are evacuated, businesses are forced to close early and transit lines are suspended as China prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary. 'Are we having fun?' one critic asks.

Sep 30, 2009

On 1 October 2009, the People’s Republic of China will celebrate its 60th anniversary and stage an elaborate military parade through the streets of Beijing.

Sep 30, 2009

Rebiya Kadeer, president of the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur American Association, spoke to an audience of about 70 at Havemeyer Hall, and faced posters that labeled her a terrorist.

Sep 30, 2009

Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer plans to sue Taiwan's government for linking her organisation to terrorism, a Taiwanese group advocating independence from China said.

Sep 30, 2009

To maintain "social stability" during the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic, China is working hard to limit access to the Internet .

Sep 30, 2009

As the Communist party celebrates the 60th anniversary of its rule, it has put up 56 “columns of ethnic unity” in Tiananmen Square in the centre of Beijing.

Sep 29, 2009

“Government security paranoia in the run-up to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October has led to a reinforcement of online censorship and abusive behaviour towards foreign journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said today.

Sep 28, 2009

An explosion leveled an ethnic Uyghur restaurant in downtown Beijing Friday morning, raising security concerns ahead of China's 60th anniversary celebrations next week.

Sep 28, 2009

A new law in the far-western Chinese province of Xinjiang makes it a criminal offence for people to discuss separatism on the internet, according to state media.

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