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Jul 29, 2008

As the Olympics approach, leaked internal documents and state media reports in China indicate that a military mobilisation is being directed at groups within China which are considered harmless by governments abroad.

Jul 29, 2008

With a little more than a week to go before China plays host to its biggest ever international event, the Chinese government is leaving nothing to chance.

Jul 29, 2008

US President George W. Bush, in a move likely to anger China, met with five Chinese dissidents here and told them he would take a "message of freedom" to next month's Olympic Games in Beijing.

Jul 28, 2008

A federal minister moved quickly on the weekend to reverse the Canada Revenue Agency decision that cut off benefits to the wife of a Canadian jailed in China.

Jul 28, 2008

 In a backstreet of the old Silk Road city of Kashgar, Chinese authorities have been spray-painting signs on dusty mud brick walls to warn against what it says is a new enemy -- the Islamic Liberation Party.

Jul 26, 2008

July 26 -- A group calling itself the Turkestan Islamic Party has released a video asserting responsibility for deadly bus bombings last week in China's western Yunnan province and other recent incidents, and threatening attacks during the Olympic Games.

Jul 25, 2008

Chinese authorities in Gulja, which saw an armed crackdown on protests in 1997, are raiding homes in a security campaign they say is aimed at the country's huge migrant population but which activists abroad say targets minority Muslim Uyghurs.

Jul 25, 2008

Senator Assails Rival's Iraq Policies, Then Praises Dalai Lama

Jul 25, 2008

A tabloid newspaper was withdrawn from newsstands in China after running a photograph from the 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters.

Jul 25, 2008

THE Chinese Government is unleashing the equivalent of Mao Zedong's "people's warfare" against potential troublemakers who may spoil the Beijing Olympic Games as its great showcase.

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