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Aug 17, 2008

It was just one month before the Olympic Games when Chinese guards led three men away to execution, somewhere amid the apple orchards, at the end of an open-air trial watched by 7,000 local Muslims.

Aug 15, 2008

 Communist Party document sets out new curbs on Muslim Uyghurs after a spate of attacks

Aug 15, 2008

Chen Aibao was fast asleep when the first explosions shook the centre of Kuqa – a dusty commercial oasis in the arid plains of central Xinjiang.

Aug 15, 2008

The International Olympic Committee has pointedly refused to endorse China's human rights record amid complaints that journalists have been assaulted and protestors arrested.

Aug 15, 2008

While the world follows the exploits of the China Olympics, journalists and athletes in Beijing have only limited access to what the world is saying about China.

Aug 15, 2008

Chinese Communist Party and military authorities are set to launch an all-out, life-and-death struggle against underground, “splittist” elements in Xinjiang, whose three attacks against security personnel this month resulted in the death of 20 police and officers of the People’s Armed Police.

Aug 15, 2008

The recent attacks on Chinese police in the northwestern, Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region seem to confirm Beijing’s claim that Islamist separatists are the biggest danger during the Olympic Games.

Aug 14, 2008

The International Olympic Committee criticized Chinese security officials who detained and manhandled a British journalist as he was covering a pro-Tibet protest on Wednesday.

Aug 14, 2008

The Olympic Games began with a spectacular display inside the new stadium dubbed the bird's nest.

Aug 14, 2008

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities launched a large-scale search and arrest of Uyghurs following last week’s bombings in Kuqa County in China’s northwest, group says.

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