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Jan 26, 2009

Lawyers for 17 Guantanamo Bay detainees who are members of a long-persecuted Chinese Muslim minority urged leaders of the new Obama Administration on Friday to order the immediate release of the prisoners, to live at least temporarily in the U.S.

Jan 26, 2009

European Union countries want to help the US close its Guantanamo Bay prison camp, but will not yet commit to accepting detainees, EU ministers say.

Jan 25, 2009

Seventeen Chinese Uighurs being held at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, asked to be released immediately now that President Barack Obama has ordered the prison camp there closed within a year.

Jan 25, 2009

Kahar Barat, a Muslim Uighur from western China, believes the quiet cul-de-sac where he lives with his 77-year-old mother in Virginia is the ideal transitionary place for at least one of the 17 Uighur detainees who are expected to be released soon from Guantanamo Bay.

Jan 22, 2009

 China asked Thursday for the speedy return of Chinese detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center once the facility is shut down by President Barack Obama.

Jan 22, 2009

As the Obama administration wrestles with trouble spots around the world, it is likely to see China as an oasis of calm.

Jan 22, 2009

China just announced its economic results for 2008. The headline real GDP growth figure was 9.0 percent, featuring a drop to 6.8 percent, year-on-year, in the fourth quarter.The only thing certain about these figures is that they are wrong.

Jan 22, 2009

President Barack Obama's administration said Thursday it could not imagine returning Muslim Uighurs held in Guantanamo Bay to China and said no inmate would be sent to a nation where they may face persecution.

Jan 21, 2009

China’s official urban unemployment rate jumped for the first time since 2003 and may climb to an almost 30-year high as exports slump and a slowdown deepens in the world’s third-biggest economy.

Jan 21, 2009

China's military said that it needs to be stronger to face containment abroad and separatist threats at home, even as it said that relations with longtime rival Taiwan had improved.

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