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Apr 29, 2009

China will begin a five-month security crackdown later this week in preparation for the nation's 60th anniversary celebration on Oct.1.

Apr 29, 2009

25-year-old Ugihur Samit Ijon broke the world record for completing the steepest long-distance dawaz, or tightrope walking.

Apr 29, 2009

On April 21, imprisoned Uyghur Christian Alimujiang Yimiti was allowed to meet with his attorney Li Dunyong.

Apr 29, 2009

About 30 detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay have been cleared for release, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he tried to persuade European allies to take some of them.

Apr 29, 2009

European countries should help the Obama administration close the Guantanamo Bay prison by offering to resettle some detainees who face torture at home, Human Rights Watch said today.

Apr 28, 2009

The Chinese government is allowing its people less freedom of speech than two years ago, dashing hopes that last year's Olympic Games would lead to greater liberalisation, a leading Chinese dissident has claimed.

Apr 28, 2009

A Uyghur high wire artist has completed a 700 metre long tightrope walk - uphill.

Apr 27, 2009

Hundreds of students at a Tibetan school in China's northwest held a daring protest, demonstrating over education conditions, locals and an overseas Tibetan group said Saturday.

Apr 27, 2009

Local officials in China are using secret "black jails" to imprison citizens who threaten to report corruption to central authorities, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.

Apr 27, 2009

In one, China denounced Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso for making an offering to the Yasukuni shrine. This is the shrine that honors 2.5 million Japanese war dead, including 14 top war criminals from World War II, when Japan committed terrible atrocities in China.

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