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May 6, 2008

As China continues preparations for the Olympics, the communist government has launched a campaign against house churches in one region of the country.

May 5, 2008

The planned route of the Olympic torch through China's restive Xinjiang region is worsening Chinese repression there and should be cancelled, a leader of the area's ethnic Uighur population has said.

May 4, 2008

A senior exiled leader of China's Muslim Uighur minority has urged a boycott of the Olympics, accusing Beijing of "cultural genocide" alongside its crackdown in Tibet.

May 2, 2008

Beyond the stereotypical notions of dragons and daggers, kung-fu and Confucius, lies another, less-known face of China and the people of China. In the narrow alleys and bylanes of China's glittering cosmos, you can spot people who share few facial similarities with the Chinese or Han people, and who speak Mandarin with a rough and garbled accent, if at all.

May 2, 2008

China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are among 11 countries that practice religious oppression, a federal commission says.

May 2, 2008

Venezuela's associations with terror states, Iran's meddling in Iraq and the resurgence of al Qaeda in Afghanistan top the concerns in a new State Department report on terrorism threats in countries around the world.

May 2, 2008

Beijing Olympics, once touted as a catalyst for openness and change in China, could wind up setting back the struggle for democracy and freedom in the world's most populous country, according to the editor of a new book about the impact of the games on human rights there.

May 1, 2008

China will be the focus of American attention in the 21st century with the rise of Asia as China, India, Japan and emerging powers compete for regional influence, the top US intelligence agency suggests.

May 1, 2008

China has secretly built a major underground nuclear submarine base that could threaten Asian countries and challenge American power in the region, it can be disclosed.

May 1, 2008

 China has stepped up persecution of Buddhist monks with mass detentions, Tibet activists said Wednesday, as China prepares to take the Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest.

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