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Aug 31, 2006

The  China National Petroleum Corporation  (Sinopec),  China's  second  largest oil company, won a USD 18.60 mln  tender  for  a  bitumen block in Nigeria on Tuesday, said the Nigerian Mines Ministry.

Aug 31, 2006

China will spend 1.29 billion yuan (161 million US dollars) relocating 240,000 people from areas requiring ecological protection this year.

Aug 31, 2006


China sentenced Ching Cheong, a Hong Kong-based reporter for Singapore's Straits Times newspaper, to 5 years in jail on charges of spying for Taiwan, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.

Aug 31, 2006

Trials of Chinese journalists and dissidents are coming thick and fast.

Aug 31, 2006


One of China’s new trains to Tibet, the world’s highest railway, derailed, disrupting the line for five hours and delaying thousands of passengers, state news media said. No one was injured.

Aug 31, 2006

In a front page story this week, the Globe and Mail recounted how a Canadian citizen, Hussein Celil, had been arrested in Uzbekistan and deported to China. On the surface, it seems yet another case of a Canadian in trouble overseas being abandoned by his government.

Aug 30, 2006

China's push into western hinterlands has left many on the land feeling marginalized, writes Don Lee . Not too long ago, Kashgar was a sleepy town with mud houses, largely unchanged since Marco Polo trekked through in the 13th century.

Aug 30, 2006

Chinese police have seized explosives and foiled attempts by separatists to blow up oilfields, power plants and highways in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, a Beijing-funded Hong Kong newspaper said on Wednesday.

Aug 30, 2006

Tsugitaka Sato, a University of Tokyo (Todai) professor emeritus, is determined to see one of his students freed from an 11-year term in a Chinese prison for inciting unrest.

Aug 29, 2006

Not too long ago, Kashgar was a sleepy town with mud houses, largely unchanged since Marco Polo trekked through in the 13th century.

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