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Jan 27, 2009

China poses an early litmus test of President Barack Obama's ardor for human rights, campaigners said Tuesday as US lawmakers vowed to pressure both the new administration and Beijing.

Jan 27, 2009

International human rights groups have expressed mixed reactions to the European Union's lukewarm pledge to accept some detainees from U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay once the facility closes.

Jan 27, 2009

BBC Radio 4's Taking a Stand profiles people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in.

Jan 27, 2009

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday assured lawmakers that the United States is ready to handle any Chinese military threat, even as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called for increased U.S. engagement with Beijing.

Jan 27, 2009

Seventeen ethnic Uighurs, in their seventh year of indefinite military detention in the US Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, remain there nearly four months after a federal judge ruled that their continued detention was unlawful and ordered their release into the USA.

Jan 26, 2009

A top official at China's central bank hit back Saturday at comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner, who said the Obama administration believes that China is manipulating its currency.

Jan 26, 2009

The United States claimed victory Monday in a groundbreaking World Trade Organization case against China for failing to protect and enforce copyrights and trademarks on a wide range of goods.

Jan 26, 2009

Thousands of people have been made homeless by an earthquake on Sunday in remote Qapqal, in China's far western region of Xinjiang near the Kazakh border, the Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Jan 26, 2009

As the country prepares to celebrate the founding of the People's Republic, authorities worry that two other significant anniversaries could serve as flashpoints for political unrest

Jan 26, 2009

The French government proposes European Union countries provide homes for 60 inmates from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo, officials said.

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