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Jan 22, 2008

Nur Bekri was elected chairman of the government of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday and Arken Imirbaki senior legislator at the regional People's Congress.

Jan 17, 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown should use his visit to China starting on Friday to press Beijing on a range of human rights issues ahead of this year's Olympics, according to rights groups.

Jan 17, 2008

Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen said China's human rights record must improve and that the Beijing Olympics should be used as an opportunity to press for change.

Jan 17, 2008

The Netherlands irked Olympics host China on Thursday by going ahead with a discussion of the country's human rights record and the Games, despite a warning by the Chinese ambassador that the debate was offensive.

Jan 15, 2008

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her China policy Tuesday amid a major rift brought on by her meeting last year with the Dalai Lama, considered a dangerous separatist by Beijing.

Jan 15, 2008

China hit back on Tuesday at criticism from the United States about the arrest of a prominent Chinese dissident, saying he was a suspected criminal and would be dealt with by the law.

Jan 15, 2008

An official Chinese newspaper's assertion on Monday that Kenyan political turmoil showed Africa was unsuited to Western democracy touched a raw nerve on the continent trying to overcome the legacies of colonialism and "big-man" rule.

Jan 15, 2008

The top commander of the US Pacific Fleet raised concern Tuesday over China's military build-up and urged Beijing to clarify the intentions of its increasingly sophisticated armed forces.

Jan 14, 2008

The African nation of Malawi has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of relations with China, which has been using its rising political and economic clout to reduce the number of countries who recognize the island.

Jan 14, 2008

China and India pledged Monday to strengthen trade and military links and seek a solution to a border row, as India's prime minister sought to cement a rapid improvement in ties with a landmark visit.

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