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Apr 21, 2008

A leading activist for ethnic Uighurs denied Chinese accusations the Muslim minority group is planning terrorist attacks tied to the Beijing Olympics, saying Monday that Chinese leaders are trying to distract attention from their problems with Tibet.

Apr 17, 2008

The two young women trying on headscarves at a dusty market stall have heard of the recent unrest in Tibet's capital Lhasa, but they say the same could never happen here in China's border region of Xinjiang.

Apr 15, 2008

A Chinese Muslim who has been a prisoner at Guantánamo since 2002 has finally gotten a hearing before a three-judge panel in Washington on the question of whether he was properly classified as an enemy combatant.

Apr 15, 2008

Almost unnoticed amid the wide-scale protests by Tibetans over the past month is the social unrest among the roughly 8 million Muslim Uighurs in China's resource-rich far western territory.

Apr 14, 2008

A Chinese court will reconsider whether a Uygur House Church Christian is to remain in a labor camp in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, amid worries about his health, his supporters and family said Monday, April 14.

Apr 14, 2008

The Olympic Torch came to San Francisco on Wednesday, and was met with crowds of protesters and supporters, waving brightly-colored flags and banners. Tibetans, Darfur activists, Uyghurs, Taiwanese, as well as those loyal to mainland China all had a lot to say, turning the scenic Embarcadero roadway into quite a spectacle.

Apr 12, 2008

An indignant China said Friday the U.S. "seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people" when Congress passed a resolution calling on Beijing to stop cracking down on Tibetan dissent and talk to the Dalai Lama.

Apr 11, 2008

Cells from Xinjiang province intended to kidnap athletes, tourists and journalists, officials say, but they offer little evidence.

Apr 11, 2008

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it has received no information from China about alleged terrorist plots targeting the Beijing Games, but expressed confidence about security plans.

Apr 11, 2008

A Chinese Muslim who has been a prisoner at Guantanamo since 2002 has finally gotten a hearing before a three-judge panel in Washington on the question of whether he was properly classified as an enemy combatant. Certainly based on the unclassified evidence offered at the hearing last week, the judges have no choice but to relieve Huzaifa Parhat of the enemy combatant designation and order his release.

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