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Apr 8, 2008

Protests around the Olympic torch have focused the world's attention on Tibet, but discontent is rippling through other parts of China, too. In Xinjiang province, Muslim Uighurs are also asking for religious freedom and economic opportunity. Scott Tong reports.

Apr 8, 2008

Mystery continues to surround official reports of a deadly raid in Urumqi that saved the Beijing Olympics from a terrorist attack.

Apr 7, 2008

Chinese paramilitary police sealed off a market town in central China last month and detained dozens of ethnic Uighurs, local residents and a government official said, in the latest sign of widening tension with the country's ethnic minorities.

Apr 7, 2008

The chirpy Chinese coffee shop waitress smiled Saturday as she rattled off sites travelers should see in this jade-trading Silk Road town in Xinjiang _ a vast western region of China that like Tibet has a long history of unrest.

Apr 6, 2008

China is dealing with visible and invisible opposition in the months before the Beijing Olympics begin. The visible was front-and-center in the world media as the OIympic torch made its way through various countries on a circuitous route to the Games.

Apr 4, 2008

As the outburst of anger among China’s restive ethnic minorities spreads, the danger for Chinese communist leadership is more than a a public relations fiasco ahead of the all-important Beijing Olympic games but a serious threat to its mandate, analysts here say.

Apr 4, 2008

China's ambassador to Britain has pulled out of running in this weekend's Olympic torch relay ceremony in the first indication that growing international concern at the country's recent actions in Tibet is starting to become a major source of embarrassment for Beijing.

Apr 4, 2008

What were the communist party cadres in Beijing feeling as they watched Lhasa burning in mid-March? Anger certainly. And worry about how the staging of the Olympic Games in August could be affected.

Apr 4, 2008

China said yesterday it was confident of maintaining stability in its north-western region of Xinjiang, after local authorities reported an attempted uprising there by Muslim "extremists".

Apr 4, 2008

The muezzin's call to prayer at Kashgar's main Id Kah mosque is a loud reminder that millions of Muslims here in China's far west answer to a higher authority than the Communist Party.

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