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Jun 6, 2008

The images beamed into the west of a Chinese student facing down a tank still have the power to shock, 19 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre. For journalist Jonathan Mirsky, talking to The Epoch Times, the memories and images he recalls are far more disturbing. He was in the square that day.

Jun 6, 2008

Chinese authorities have arrested 16 people, most of them Tibetan Buddhist monks, suspected of three bombings, throwing into doubt talks between China and envoys of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

Jun 6, 2008

China has won a $3.5 billion contract to develop Afghanistan’s Aynak copper field, the largest foreign direct investment project in the history of Afghanistan.

Jun 5, 2008

Lawmakers chastised the Bush administration on Wednesday for allowing the Chinese government to interrogate Chinese Muslim detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and demanded they be freed in the United States.

Jun 5, 2008

Norway reportedly has been conducting top-secret diplomacy to resolve the lengthy and bitter conflict between Chinese authorities and the exiled Tibetan government and its spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama. Two state secretaries in the Foreign Ministry are said to be heavily involved.

Jun 5, 2008

If Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a Mandarin speaker, was banking on his understanding of China to forge a new relationship with Beijing, it has obviously not worked so far.

Jun 5, 2008

US Senator Barack Obama has secured the Democratic nomination for the US presidency. But many say he's lack of foreign policy experience may be the clincher on polling day in November. We discuss his agenda on Asia.

Jun 5, 2008

Against the backdrop of a Goddess of Democracy statue, US lawmakers, human rights groups and dissidents converged on Capitol Hill Wednesday to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square bloody massacre, calling for the release of all political prisoners in China.

Jun 5, 2008

The leader of the House of Representatives urged China on Wednesday to release all political prisoners as senior lawmakers gathered outside the US Capitol building to mark the 19th anniversary of China's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square.

Jun 5, 2008

Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at a rally on Capitol Hill today to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing on June 4, 1989. Below are the Speaker's remarks:

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