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Dec 5, 2007

A NON-PROFIT newsletter editor says Beijing security officials tried to bribe him before shutting down his publication and barring his re-entry to China.

Dec 5, 2007

China continues to evict 13,000 people each month in preparation for the Beijing Olympics, despite worldwide attention and increased scrutiny, a housing rights group said Wednesday.

Dec 5, 2007

Former US president Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that when ties with China were re-established 29 years ago, Beijing privately acknowledged that the United States would keep selling arms to Taiwan.

Dec 5, 2007

A ROW between China and the US over port visits to Hong Kong has extended into a renewed move by Beijing to prevent foreign naval vessels sailing through the 180km-wide Taiwan Strait.

Dec 5, 2007

Democratic presidential hopefuls on Tuesday vowed to crank up US pressure on China, accusing Beijing of flooding America with defective toys, ignoring global trade rules and abusing human rights.

Dec 5, 2007

China Aid Association has learned that Wusimanyiming, a former employee of Xinjiang Pacific Agricultural Resources Development Company, Ltd., has been sentenced to two years education through labor for allegedly assisting foreigners in illegal activities.

Dec 4, 2007

The number of people arrested in China for "endangering state security" more than doubled last year, showing that the government is cracking down on the political crime of dissent despite pressure to improve its human rights record before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a human rights watchdog group based in the United States said Wednesday.

Dec 4, 2007

This chilling message – and it is a direct quote – was delivered to me in Beijing this summer by an apparently high-ranking Chinese security official who would tell me only his surname: Song. He was, he said, "in charge of watching terrorism and NGOs," and he was offering me a real, not theoretical, choice. I could become an elite propagandist for China, or I would have to leave the country, where I had lived continuously for 12 years, and would never be allowed back.

Dec 4, 2007

 A Cupertino man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for illegally exporting night-vision technology to China that could be used for military purposes.

Dec 4, 2007

A Cupertino man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for illegally exporting night-vision technology to China that could be used for military purposes.

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