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Aug 24, 2007

China completed on Wednesday the construction of a second blacktop highway across the Taklamakan Desert in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Aug 24, 2007

Exiles belonging to the Uighur ethnic group appealed to Chancellor Angela Merkel to lobby for human rights and for the Uighur minority during her trip next week to China in a letter to the German leader released Friday.

Aug 23, 2007

 Top Chinese oil and gas producer China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has started building an oil product pipeline that could eventually enable the firm to pump fuel from northwestern Xinjiang to southern Hunan province.

Aug 21, 2007

China has warned of hijack threats during next year's Beijing Olympics in a country it says is increasingly infiltrated by international terrorists, state media reported on Tuesday.

Aug 21, 2007

China says it will execute people who sabotage the electricity supply, reversing recent steps to rein in widespread use of the death penalty, the official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday.

Aug 21, 2007

Kazakhstan and China have agreed to build pipelines to carry oil and gas from fields near the Caspian Sea, one of the world's most promising new oil provinces, to China.

Aug 21, 2007

A U.S.-based workers' rights group said it found "brutal conditions" and labor violations at eight Chinese plants that make toys for big multinationals, and called on the companies to take steps for better standards.

Aug 20, 2007

New Zealand refused several times to take detainees the U.S. wanted to relocate from its Guantanamo Bay military prison, a senior official said Monday.

Aug 20, 2007

Joint-military exercises have become quite a common feature in several parts of the world, but the recent Russo-China exercise in Russia acquires importance as it is considered to be a strategic maneuver.

Aug 17, 2007

Russian and Chinese military forces started wargames on Friday, using a joint land and air assault on a mock town held by "terrorists" as a showcase for their military prowess.

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