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Sep 19, 2008

Deadly attacks rocked the Xinjiang region of China this summer. The bombings were attributed to Muslim separatist groups advocating for independence. Now, four local governments in the same area have placed restrictions on the Muslim holiday Ramadan citing the need to protect social stability.

Sep 19, 2008

Repression of religious freedom in some parts of China has intensified over the past year, the US government says.

Sep 17, 2008

On the scorching, scrub-dotted steppe along the east coast of the Caspian Sea, a Chevron (NYSE:CVX - News)-led team is opening up the taps on 50 new wells at the supergiant Tengiz oil field. Fifteen years after snagging rights to the Kazakhstan field, the U.S. oil giant is at last doubling production to 540,000 barrels a day, its largest single source of oil in the world.

Sep 17, 2008

China's tense far-western region of Xinjiang will conduct a "re-education" drive against separatist unrest in the wake of attacks during the Olympics, with its Party chief vowing preemptive attacks on foes.

Sep 15, 2008

The largest gathering of leaders of Asian human rights organizations in the nation's capital gathered in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office building on Sept. 12, to discuss the post-Olympics human rights situation in China and throughout Asia.

Sep 14, 2008

CHINESE national pride exploded across internet blogs and Western television screens this year as the Olympic torch scrapped its way around the globe, with a growing band of defensive and angry Chinese students ushering the way.

Sep 11, 2008

Lawyers for a group of Chinese Muslims now being held at Guantanamo Bay asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order the Pentagon to take four of the detainees to Washington, D.C., for the hearing on their plea to be released.

Sep 10, 2008

Reporters Without Borders condemns the dismissal and arrest of Mehbube Ablesh, a member of the Uyghur community in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, who worked for Xinjiang People’s Radio Station, a government station based in the provincial capital of Urumqi.

Sep 9, 2008

Hong Kongers have suffered one delay after another on their path to full democracy since the territory's return to China in 1997.

Sep 9, 2008

Government employees and Communist members banned from fasting during Ramadan

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