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Mar 24, 2009

C’était le 25 février dernier, aux abords de la place Tiananmen, au centre de Pékin. Un couple et leur fils tentaient de s’immoler en mettant le feu à leur véhicule.

Mar 24, 2009

China's flash of maritime muscle against a U.S. Navy ship this month has put its neighbors and America on watch against a bolder push to exert sovereignty in regional waters.

Mar 24, 2009

China is reported to have blocked the YouTube video-sharing website because it has been carrying video of soldiers beating monks and other Tibetans.

Mar 24, 2009

After security crackdowns and religious repression, Chinese bulldozers are now targeting Muslim Uighurs' centuries-old city which symbolizes the identity they have preserved for hundreds of years.

Mar 24, 2009

For hundreds of years, Uighur shopkeepers have been selling bread and firewood along the edges of Kashgar's old town to families whose ancestors bought their traditional mud-brick homes with gold coin and handed them down through the generations.

Mar 23, 2009

The protests near the Rabgya Monastery in a Tibetan enclave of Qinghai province are triggered by reports of a monk's suicide in police custody.

Mar 23, 2009

China's new offensive on Tibet may demand a different strategy in reply, writes Tibet scholar Warren Smith.

Mar 23, 2009

Chinese officials say they are investigating the attack as possible terrorism.

Mar 23, 2009

China will not remain the world's only major nation without an aircraft carrier indefinitely, state press Monday cited the nation's defence minister as telling his Japanese counterpart.

Mar 23, 2009

President Obama recently reaffirmed his intention to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba within a year. But lawyers for Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo are not waiting, and plan to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene on their clients' behalf.

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