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Feb 7, 2008

For months, as the Beijing Olympics draw nearer, China has been refining its arguments in favor of disassociating the Games from politics.

Feb 7, 2008

For a procession of senior U.S. military commanders who have visited China in recent years, the complaint has become almost routine.

Feb 7, 2008

The United States called on China on Wednesday to free dissidents and respect media freedom after the early release of a Hong Kong-based reporter who was serving a five-year sentence for spying for Taiwan.

Feb 5, 2008

US lawmakers are setting the stage for legislation slapping China with punitive sanctions over currency and other trade issues after another year of record trade deficit with the Asian giant.

Feb 5, 2008

The International Olympic Committee has broken its promise to push China for greater media freedom ahead of the Beijing Games, a journalist rights group said in Hong Kong yesterday.

Feb 5, 2008

China is supposed to be getting richer, but for Liu Gaohua, rising prices on everything from cabbages to houses mean life is only getting tougher.

Feb 5, 2008

Ask Rep. John Murtha about the U.S. war in Iraq and the conversation eventually veers to China.

Feb 4, 2008

UNPO and the East Turkestan Foundation (ETF) marked the eleventh anniversary of the Gulja massacre with a vigil in front of Amsterdam’s Royal Palace on Sunday 3 February. Amid moving speeches and energetic drumming, Uyghurs sought to raise awareness of the repression and state sponsored violence that is faced everyday in East Turkestan. As the figure of Death stalked victims of the Uyghur die-in, passers-by learned of the Uyghur plight from conversations with UNPO and ETF volunteers and the hundreds of flyers that were handed out.

Jan 31, 2008

China is shirking its pledge to improve human rights for the Olympic Games and world pressure is needed to force Beijing to comply, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Jan 31, 2008

China's restrictions on foreign media, long a concern of rights groups and press freedom advocates, have now become a trade issue.

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