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Sep 28, 2008

All that was left on the chin of the Muslim man praying at the huge brownstone mosque was a small patch of stubble. He said officials had forced young men in China's far western Xinjiang region to cut off their beards at the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

Sep 26, 2008

Chinese authorities have been quick to issue warnings that awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident will hurt relations between China and Norway.

Sep 26, 2008

A woman who tried to smuggle weapons-grade sensors out of the United States into China was sentenced Friday morning to 12 months in prison.

Sep 24, 2008

China is preparing to put high-pressure on Uighur Muslims by forcing them to accept identification with the Chinese nation and Chinese culture.

Sep 24, 2008

3Muslim Uyghur employees at government departments in China's northwest are being offered free lunches during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Sep 23, 2008

African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis which has seen more than 52,000 Chinese children poisoned by melamine-tainted goods spreads.

Sep 23, 2008

U.S. Republican White House hopeful John McCain pledged On Tuesday to work with Australia to advance international climate change action and said the two allies should together push for a more open and tolerant China.

Sep 22, 2008

With the conclusion of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Chinese leaders will be able to let out a sigh of relief. For seven years, the Chinese government has made the Olympics the foremost national project, sparing no political, economic, propagandistic or diplomatic effort to make them a success. In the end, most of the 4.7 billion worldwide viewers will probably agree with the International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge's assessment that the Games of the XXIX Olympiad were "truly exceptional."

Sep 21, 2008

The Chinese government increased its harassment of religious minorities before the Olympic Games, according to a U.S. State Department report released Friday.

Sep 19, 2008

The Beijing Olympic Games left Chinese and international audiences alike in gaping awe. To the Chinese, the 17-day athletic competition was the fulfillment of a hundred-year dream to overcome the humiliation dealt it by avaricious foreign powers from the time of China's defeat in the Opium War.

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