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Sep 13, 2007

For centuries, Chinese with grievances against hometown officials have trekked to Beijing to appeal to central authorities for legal redress. They must often stay for months, or longer, living in petitioners' settlements while they pursue their cases.

Sep 13, 2007

A new study discovers that the firewalls China uses to censor content are more porous than imagined.

Sep 13, 2007

There are women to be found in China's halls of power, but most of them are serving tea.

Sep 13, 2007

A senior Chinese official said foreign intelligence agencies have caused "massive and shocking" damage to China by hacking into computers to ferret out political, military and scientific secrets.

Sep 12, 2007

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Wednesday that Xinjiang should develop at a quicker pace to benefit people of all ethnic groups in the northwestern autonomous region.

Sep 12, 2007

China staunchly opposes the linkage between the Olympic Games and the Darfur issue, said Liu Guijin, the Chinese government's special representative for Darfur, on Tuesday.

Sep 12, 2007

Taiwan showed off two US-made F-16 fighter jets and a fleet of warships Wednesday in a show of its intent to defend itself from any attack by China.

Sep 12, 2007

At the sia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum meeting Australia signed an extradition treaty with China on September 6. Great, some international co-operation on crime and extradition and transferring prisoners from one legal jurisdiction to another. But hang on, China executes more citizens than any other state and its human rights record is abyssmal. Just ask the Falun Dafa people. Or Tibetan followers of the Dalai Lama.

Sep 11, 2007

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit the southern part of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early on Tuesday.

Sep 11, 2007

Terrorism poses the biggest threat to the success of next year's Beijing Olympics, China's police chief said in comments published Tuesday. "Although the general security situation for the Beijing Olympics remains stable, we still face the challenges of terrorism, separatism and extremism," the China Daily quoted Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang as saying.

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