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Jan 30, 2008

The head of the FBI said on Wednesday he expects Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games to be "secure and safe" while offering China help against potential threats.

Jan 30, 2008

When state security agents burst into his apartment last month, Hu Jia was chatting on Skype, the Internet-based telephone system. Mr. Hu’s computer was his most potent tool. He disseminated information about human rights cases, peasant protests and other politically touchy topics even though he often lived under de facto house arrest.

Jan 29, 2008

Any attempt to use the Beijing Olympics to discredit China or force it to change policy is doomed to failure, the leading communist party newspaper insisted in a commentary piece today.

Jan 29, 2008

China will never submit to taunting or political pressure from groups or governments wishing to use the Beijing Olympics to change Chinese policy, a leading state-run newspaper said on Tuesday.

Jan 29, 2008

Britain's Prince Charles will not attend the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing -- and a group that campaigns against China's human rights record said Monday that the future monarch's decision was in solidarity with its aims.

Jan 29, 2008

Russia's arms industry is suffering a near collapse in exports to China, as military top brass agonise over which technology the neighbouring country should be allowed, defence industry sources told Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper.

Jan 29, 2008

The United States said Monday it was "troubling" that China's weapons systems capability exceeded the level Beijing defined as necessary for self-defence.

Jan 28, 2008

Robert Mueller, director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, was scheduled to arrive in China Monday for talks with China's law enforcement officials, the US embassy said.

Jan 28, 2008

China on Monday allowed a U.S. warship to make a port call in Hong Kong, two months after it turned away a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group and set off a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.

Jan 28, 2008

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) urged the government of Xinjiang to be highly vigilant for splittist activities, infiltration and sabotage during an inspection tour to the region from Jan 24 to 27

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