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Mar 2, 2009

China has published a paper praising its rule in Tibet and accusing the West of trying to inflame tensions there.

Feb 26, 2009

Chinese authorities reacted caustically on Thursday to the release of an annual State Department report on global human rights that called China’s respect for rights not just “poor,” but worsening in its persecution of ethnic minorities and dissidents.

Feb 26, 2009

The identity of the three people is being withheld to avoid suggestions about possible motives, like an extreme attempt to protest against rights violations.

Feb 26, 2009

Beijing downplays the idea that they were staging a political protest. Citizens quickly snap cellphone photos and speculate that the three may be Uighurs.

Feb 26, 2009

Three family members who set themselves on fire in a car in Beijing Wednesday were Uighurs, an ethnic group from China's far-western frontier, who had come to the capital to petition lawmakers, a source told Reuters.

Feb 26, 2009

Since the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in June giving Guantánamo detainees a constitutional right to have federal judges review their imprisonment, 23 of the men have been declared in court not to be enemies of the United States.

Feb 25, 2009

Three men set themselves on fire inside a car in an expensive shopping district in downtown Beijing on Wednesday afternoon, police and state media reports said.

Feb 25, 2009

The Chinese government has quietly barred foreign tourists from entering Tibet before the 50th anniversary of a rebellion against Chinese rule, according to news reports confirmed by a Tibetan human-rights activist.

Feb 25, 2009

The United States charged Wednesday that China's human rights record was worsening, despite the new US administration's signal that rights will take a back seat in ties with the rising Asian power.

Feb 25, 2009

The US state department has criticised China in an annual report on human rights around the world.

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