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Apr 13, 2009

China’s cabinet released on Monday what it called the country’s first national human rights action plan, a lengthy document promising a wide range of civil liberties that are often neglected and sometimes systematically violated in China.

Apr 13, 2009

China National Petroleum Corp. is in talks with Kazakhstan's state energy company on acquiring a 49 percent stake in the Central Asian country's fourth-largest oil producer, a KazMunaiGaz spokesman said Monday.

Apr 13, 2009

CHINA has issued its first blueprint for human rights, which promises to address longstanding problems in the country's legal system but makes no mention of the oppression of minorities in regions such as Tibet and Xinjiang.

Apr 13, 2009

Detained Canadian Huseyin Celil has been granted another meeting with his family in his remote northwest China prison.

Apr 10, 2009

Washington is not the only ally calling on Islamabad to take action against militants based in its tribal areas along the Afghan border. Now, according to a prominent Pakistani politician, Beijing is calling on the Pakistani government to deal with militants based there and allegedly plotting attacks in China later this year.

Apr 10, 2009

Last month saw the 50th anniversary of what Tibetan activists like to call Tibetan National Uprising Day, the day in 1959 when Tibetans in Lhasa revolted against Chinese Communist Party rule.

Apr 10, 2009

On March 11, 2009, the Conscience Foundation (www.consciencefoundation.org) held a forum at the United Nations in Geneva to convene the groups that are victim to the Chinese Communist Party¡¯s (CCP) persecution. Over 100 delegates and NGO representatives attended.

Apr 10, 2009

The US government has admitted the nation's power grid is vulnerable to cyber attack, following reports it has been infiltrated by foreign spies.

Apr 10, 2009

The U.S. and Japan failed to reach an agreement with China on a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning North Korea's missile test.

Apr 10, 2009

Ten months after the US Supreme Court ruled in Boumediene v. Bushthat the detainees held in US military custody at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba were entitled to a "prompt" habeas corpus hearing in District Court to determine the lawfulness of their detention, only a handful of them have received such a hearing.

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