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Dec 27, 2007

AN outspoken Hong Kong lawmaker said he was detained Thursday at the China border while trying to fly to Beijing to push for full democracy as Chinese officials discussed political reforms in Hong Kong.

Dec 27, 2007

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must put more pressure on China on the human rights issue leading up to the Beijing Games next August, a German official for Amnesty International (AI) said on Thursday.

Dec 24, 2007

The European Parliament has passed a resolution that criticizes China for not addressing its human rights situation, especially in East Turkestan and Tibet, and urges the European Commission to take a stronger stance.

Dec 24, 2007

The Security Council is now deadlocked over the issue of Kosovo independence and the behaviour of Russia, China and Iran, which offers a textbook case of hypocrisy and a web of ugly realpolitik.

Dec 22, 2007

China and India began a small joint military exercise Wednesday, the first time two countries have cooperated militarily at that high a level.

Dec 22, 2007

Statelessness in Kyrgyzstan, as in other Central Asian countries, is a neglected problem. Its exact extent is unclear, with estimated numbers ranging from 10,000 to 100,000, but as part of the 2009 census, the State Committee on Migration in coordination with the United Nations Refugee Agency, which has a mandate for stateless persons, is undertaking a survey on statelessness.

Dec 22, 2007

China on Friday denied there had been a new stand-off between residents and authorities in a troubled village where police opened fire on demonstrators protesting against a controversial power plant two years ago.

Dec 22, 2007

U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's call for a ban on Chinese toy imports is ``unobjective, unreasonable and unfair,'' China's Foreign Ministry said.

Dec 19, 2007

The Dalai Lama has accused China of "cultural genocide" in Tibet, in an interview published on Tuesday in the online edition of the German political magazine Cicero.

Dec 19, 2007

 India and China are getting ready for a unique game, where observers and the audience will count for more than the actual players. The two nations are set to hold their first joint military exercise from December 21 ending a year of both distrust and intense parleys to build friendship.

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