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Sep 10, 2007

German-born, Swiss-reared helmer Marc Forster has shot Stateside (most recently "Stranger Than Fiction") and in Europe ("Finding Neverland"). In bringing Khaled Hosseini's book "The Kite Runner" to film, he trekked to the high climes of northwestern China and beyond, calling it "the hardest film I ever made."

Sep 10, 2007

China activists have expressed fears that totalitarian limits on freedom are creeping into Australia, and have called on democratic countries to take a stronger stance on human rights in China.

Sep 6, 2007

Wikipedia's English site is blocked again in China, after over two months of being accessible, continuing a saga of on-again, off-again availability.

Sep 6, 2007

The Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang Party (KMT), Lien Chan, paid a visit to northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Wednesday, voicing hopes to strengthen economic and trade cooperation between Taiwan and Xinjiang.

Sep 6, 2007

China is ready to stamp out hostile forces, defuse popular unrest and the Falun Gong "cult," cut crime and clean up cyberspace to ensure the success of a key Communist Party meeting next month, the police chief said.

Sep 6, 2007

China's special envoy on the troubled Darfur region is visiting the U.S. to explain Beijing's position on Sudan to lawmakers and show business personalities, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Sep 6, 2007

The hacking of a Pentagon computer network by the Chinese military is evidence of China's development of "asymmetrical warfare." Was this computer attack part of preparation for a digital Pearl Harbor?

Sep 6, 2007

First lady Laura Bush waded into international diplomacy on Wednesday by calling for the United Nations to step up pressure on Myanmar over human rights with a resolution, and said she hoped China would join in.

Sep 6, 2007

U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday told reporters that talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao were "constructive" and centered on Iran, China-made product recalls, global climate change and civilian religious freedoms.

Sep 5, 2007

Don't be embarrassed if you've never heard of Kashgar. Twenty-three year-old Amanda Gatewood never had until she signed up to teach English there last year.

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