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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.

Apr 27, 2009

It may still be early days, but China caught a glimpse this month of the young Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders slated to take over the reins of the country in 2022.

Apr 27, 2009

The United States is "relatively close" to making decisions on what to do with an initial group of Guantanamo Bay detainees, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday.

Apr 25, 2009

17 Ethnic Uyghurs Originally from China Might Soon Enter the United States

Apr 24, 2009

The Obama administration is preparing to admit into the United States as many as seven Chinese Muslims who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay in the first release of any of the detainees into this country, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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