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Oct 12, 2007

Russia has formally decided to start work next year on a gas pipeline to China's western Xinjiang province, a project delayed by disagreements over gas pricing, a Chinese paper reported from its Moscow bureau.

Oct 11, 2007

China has criticized the U.S. Congress for awarding its highest civilian honor to the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.  VOA's Heda Bayron reports from Beijing.

Oct 11, 2007

THE Communist Party expends much effort trying to remove politics from daily life in China, and now it wants to remove politics from the Olympics, too. Beijing Olympic officials are taking the line that political protesters agitating about China are violating the spirit and charter of the Games.

Oct 11, 2007

Risking heightened tensions with China, President Bush will attend a ceremony to award Congress' highest civilian honor to the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader whom Beijing reviles as a separatist.

Oct 10, 2007

Chinese President Hu Jintao will seek to shake off the lingering influence of his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, and anoint an heir when the Communist Party gathers next week for its most important political meeting in five years.

Oct 10, 2007

Internet censors in China are becoming more systematic and sophisticated in how they monitor the Web and eradicate content deemed sensitive, according to a Chinese technician working for an Internet firm.

Oct 10, 2007

News of military unrest has come this past week from Chinese-occupied East Turkestan, the 636,000-square-mile territory on the northwest frontier of the People’s Republic, officially called Xinjiang.

Oct 10, 2007

The Chinese government is intensifying repression ahead of the 17th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which opens in Beijing next week, as the climax of a months-long campaign to silence dissent and impose a veneer of social harmony on the capital, Human Rights Watch said today.

Oct 10, 2007

China Aid Association learned that Xinjiang government has ordered at least four companies to shutdown revoking their business licenses and visas for alleged religious infiltration among Xingjiang muslims.

Oct 8, 2007

China should impose a moratorium on all executions as a goodwill gesture before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch issued its call for a moratorium in advance of the World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10. China is estimated to execute more people than the rest of the world combined.

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