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Jul 21, 2006

China announced it has killed nearly 400,000 chickens in the far northwest of the country to control a fresh outbreak of bird flu.

Jul 21, 2006

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) will hire 840 civil servants from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) through its 2006 recruitment exam, of whom 38 will be ethnic minorities and the remainder Han Chinese...

Jul 21, 2006

Iran contemptuously ignores Canada when it tries to raise the case of a prominent philosopher jailed on suspicion of espionage, Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay complained on Thursday. Canada is also having trouble persuading China to allow access to a human rights activist who Beijing says is a terrorist, MacKay told Reuters in an interview.

Jul 19, 2006

Ottawa is seeking access to a Canadian activist who China has reportedly sentenced to death for founding a political party to represent a minority ethnic group in Xinjiang province, an official said.

Jul 18, 2006

More than three weeks after a Canadian citizen vanished into Chinese police custody, Chinese authorities are rejecting all of Canada's requests for information on the fate of the 37-year-old man.

Jul 13, 2006

Presentation of Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers Int. AT Hearing on Religious Freedom in China at the European Parliament.

Jul 13, 2006

 Police have detained a Chinese activist lawyer one month after he was released from three years in prison for allegedly revealing state secrets, a rights group said Thursday.

Jul 12, 2006

A son of exiled Muslim rights activist Rebiya Kadeer has been tortured and forced to confess to attempts to separate the Muslim Xinjiang region from China, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Jul 12, 2006

Hundreds of people have rioted in southwest China's Yunnan province, overturning and smashing several police vehicles, state media and an official said.

Jul 11, 2006

According to Hong Kong-based Mingpao News, Bosten Lake in Xinjiang province, the largest inland freshwater lake in China, is being seriously contaminated. As a result, the lake water is turning salty.

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