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Sep 5, 2007

The World frequently speaks of China's geopolitical ambitions. Beijing's foray into Central Asia through the mechanism of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and participation in Peace Mission 2007 was discussed only last week.

Sep 5, 2007

Public opinion surveys taken in the United States and other countries around the world show that China's image has been badly dented in the wake of widespread reports of unsafe food, toxic toothpaste, dangerous toys and poisonous drugs.

Sep 4, 2007

For the first time since he was arrested in Uzbekistan and handed to China some 18 months ago, Canadian citizen Huseyin Celil was allowed to meet his mother and sister in person yesterday.

Sep 4, 2007

Clashes between minority Chinese Muslims and the Han majority last month left at least one person dead and 20 injured, a Hong Kong newspaper and human rights group reported Tuesday.

Sep 4, 2007

When word came on Oct. 16, 1964, that China had detonated its first atomic bomb, thousands of scientists and soldiers ran onto the grasslands here, leaping and shouting and weeping with joy.

Sep 4, 2007

Britain has privately complained to Beijing that Chinese-made weapons are being used by the Taleban to attack British troops in Afghanistan.

Sep 3, 2007

When Chinese authorities implement a new law this month on the "reincarnation of Living Buddhas," it will open a new and controversial phase in the looming battle to find a successor for the 72-year-old Dalai Lama.

Sep 3, 2007

US movie star actor Richard Gere, an impassioned supporter of the Dalai Lama, called on China on Monday to "be open" about its human rights record in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games.

Aug 30, 2007

A British minister said Thursday he pressured China to improve its human rights record, telling officials a failure to do so could affect their staging of next year's Olympic Games.

Aug 30, 2007

China replaced its finance minister, the head of the secret police and three other Cabinet members, the government said Thursday, in a reshuffling of senior posts ahead of a major Communist Party meeting that will set policies for the next five years.

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