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Jun 24, 2008

A court in China's far-western region of Xinjiang has sentenced five Muslim clerics to seven years in prison for illegally organizing haj pilgrimages to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the World Uighur Congress said on Tuesday.

Jun 24, 2008

Reporters Without Borders today accused China of breaking its promises to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by preventing foreign journalists from freely covering the journey of the Olympic flame through Xinjiang and Tibet.

Jun 24, 2008

The Olympic torch is in China's far West and security is tight. Still, there are some who came out to celebrate the event -- 200 invited guests and a handful of well-trained Uighar schoolchildren. Journalists were watched closely.

Jun 24, 2008

In the first ruling of its kind, a US court has overturned the designation of an inmate at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp as an "enemy combatant".

Jun 24, 2008

A federal appeals court in Washington has invalidated the Bush administration's finding that a detainee held for more than six years in the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba is an "enemy combatant," and has ordered the government to release him, transfer him or offer him a new hearing.

Jun 24, 2008

In the first civilian judicial review of the government’s evidence for holding any of the Guantánamo Bay detainees, a federal appeals court has ordered that one of them be released or given a new military hearing.

Jun 23, 2008

Taiwan began Monday its annual computer-simulated war game that anticipates an invasion by China, despite warming ties between the island and its mainland rival.

Jun 23, 2008

Despite their rhetoric, White House aspirants Barack Obama and John McCain are unlikely to adopt a confrontational approach towards China even as it flexes its military and economic muscles, experts say.

Jun 23, 2008

Chinese authorities in the restive far western region of Xinjiang have demolished a mosque for refusing to put up signs in support of this August's Beijing Olympics, an exiled group said on Monday.

Jun 23, 2008

Beneath a gathering storm on the outskirts of Chinatown, and across the street from the Chinese consulate, protesters gathered yesterday to urge the release of a Burlington man serving a life sentence in a Chinese jail.

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