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Jan 22, 2009

As the Obama administration wrestles with trouble spots around the world, it is likely to see China as an oasis of calm.

Jan 22, 2009

China just announced its economic results for 2008. The headline real GDP growth figure was 9.0 percent, featuring a drop to 6.8 percent, year-on-year, in the fourth quarter.The only thing certain about these figures is that they are wrong.

Jan 22, 2009

President Barack Obama's administration said Thursday it could not imagine returning Muslim Uighurs held in Guantanamo Bay to China and said no inmate would be sent to a nation where they may face persecution.

Jan 21, 2009

China’s official urban unemployment rate jumped for the first time since 2003 and may climb to an almost 30-year high as exports slump and a slowdown deepens in the world’s third-biggest economy.

Jan 21, 2009

China's military said that it needs to be stronger to face containment abroad and separatist threats at home, even as it said that relations with longtime rival Taiwan had improved.

Jan 21, 2009

China said Tuesday that it faces threats from independence movements related to Taiwan, Tibet and the western desert region of Xinjiang, and that American arms sales to Taiwan jeopardize stability in Asia.

Jan 21, 2009

 China offered a nervous welcome on Wednesday to US President Barack Obama, expressing concern over the direction he may take bilateral ties while paying tribute to the efforts of George W. Bush.

Jan 20, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration speech has a little twist in translations available on some Chinese websites where his references to communism and dissent have been cut.

Jan 20, 2009

Australia's rejection of Bush administration requests to accept a number of detainees currently held at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, although supported in some quarters, is also being opposed in others.

Jan 16, 2009

Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner wants France to consider taking in prisoners from the US Guantanamo detention camp that president-elect Barack Obama plans to shut down, a spokesman said Thursday.

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