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Apr 3, 2009

The U.S. has "formally" asked the European Union to accept ex-detainees of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo and has promised to provide all necessary information, the E.U. commission said Friday.

Apr 3, 2009

The yuan is gaining global influence, but experts say it would be years before it could supplant the U.S. dollar.

Apr 3, 2009

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he was unaware Chinese security agents may have tried to infiltrate his communications systems during a visit to Beijing, as his government comes under fire over its ties with China.

Apr 3, 2009

The Prince of Wales has held talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao which included discussion of the sensitive issue of Tibet.

Apr 3, 2009

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said his country would have 'no problem' taking Guantánamo detainees after they are released from custody.

Apr 3, 2009

The European Union should help the Obama administration close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility by accepting some of the detainees who cannot return to their home countries because they would risk torture or other abuse, Human Rights Watch said today.

Apr 3, 2009

A Uyghur Christian’s health is deteriorating rapidly in a Chinese prison where he has been held for over a year without trial.

Apr 3, 2009

Back in the early stages of the financial crisis, wags joked that our trade with China had turned out to be fair and balanced after all: They sold us poison toys and tainted seafood; we sold them fraudulent securities.

Apr 3, 2009

As internet and mobile phone use explodes worldwide, governments are adopting new and multiple means for controlling these technologies that go far beyond technical filtering. Freedom on the Net provides a comprehensive look at these emerging tactics,

Apr 3, 2009

The heart of Kashgar - a place where Uighur people have lived and worked for centuries - is being destroyed or transformed into a tourist theme-park, and its people resettled. In a pattern familiar in modern China no one has asked the Uighurs themselves, says Henryk Szadziewski.

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