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Aug 5, 2006

The Department of Foreign Affairs was scrambling for information yesterday after receiving word that a Canadian man, Huseyin Celil, being held in China could be executed as early as next week, The Globe and Mail has learned.

Aug 5, 2006

A Canadian being held in a Chinese prison could be executed as early as next week, his wife says, and she is pleading for help from Ottawa.

Aug 4, 2006

The department of Foreign Affairs was scrambling for information Friday after word that a Canadian man being held in China could be executed as early as next week, The Globe and Mail has learned.

Aug 2, 2006

A well-known Tibetan writer whose blogs have now been closed by Chinese authorities vowed Tuesday to keep speaking out and raising awareness in China of Tibetan culture.

Jul 31, 2006


Beijing had once again urged Tirana to extradite the five Chinese Muslims (Uyghurs) suspected of terrorism in China.

Jul 26, 2006

Five Chinese Muslims released from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay have received asylum in Albania, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Jul 22, 2006


The pregnant wife of a Burlington man detained in China and facing a death sentence says allegations her husband is a terrorist are "lies" and the Canadian government should not stop trying for his release.

Jul 21, 2006

China announced it has killed nearly 400,000 chickens in the far northwest of the country to control a fresh outbreak of bird flu.

Jul 21, 2006

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) will hire 840 civil servants from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) through its 2006 recruitment exam, of whom 38 will be ethnic minorities and the remainder Han Chinese...

Jul 21, 2006

Iran contemptuously ignores Canada when it tries to raise the case of a prominent philosopher jailed on suspicion of espionage, Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay complained on Thursday. Canada is also having trouble persuading China to allow access to a human rights activist who Beijing says is a terrorist, MacKay told Reuters in an interview.

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