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Jun 10, 2006


Albania-A delegation of Chinese parliamentarians will visit Albania Friday, the first official visit since five Chinese Muslims sought asylum here after being released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Jun 9, 2006

A Eurasian security bloc comprising five former Soviet republics and China is unlikely to produce any agreements on the accession of new members at a forthcoming summit, a deputy Russian foreign minister said Friday.

Jun 9, 2006

IF THE Pentagon is right, China's nuclear arsenal is on the verge of abig upgrade. As a deterrent against American nuclear attack, theChinese have long relied mainly on a handful of intercontinentalmissiles that are slow to fuel and highly vulnerable.

Jun 7, 2006

China's gross domestic product (GDP) has been booming since economic reforms began in the late 1970s. This economic success has meant substantial gains in real wages and living standards for many Chinese. But it has also been accompanied by environmental concerns such as pollution and the overuse of natural resources.

Jun 4, 2006

Before the highway arrived last year, threading a strip of black pavement across a moonscape of pale sand, this town in central Xinjiang province was among the lonelier places on earth.

Jun 3, 2006

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld urged China to explain its increased military spending to the world, saying it was in its interest to demystify actions that others find potentially threatening.

Jun 2, 2006


After four years in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Bakker Qassim, a former terror suspect cleared last year of having ties to al Qaeda, got word last month that he finally would be set free.

Jun 2, 2006

The Rafto Foundation is deeply concerned by reports that authorities in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have beaten two sons of Rafto Laureate Rebiya Kadeer and are intimidating other relatives of the exiled Uighur leader

Jun 2, 2006

Turning a Turkic ideal into reality involves hard decisions

Jun 2, 2006


Ablikim, Alim and Rushangul Abdiriyim, the three adult children of ethnic Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer were reportedly detained by the police on the evening of 29 May in Urumqi, the regional capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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