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Sep 4, 2008

A formidable stone Mao towers over the vast and empty People's Park in Kashgar - an otherwise bustling, dusty border town in China's far-flung western Xinjiang province.

Sep 4, 2008

Officials have tightened controls over mosques and religious practice in China's restive Xinjiang region for the ongoing Ramadan festival, according to exiled Uighurs and local government notices seen on Thursday

Sep 4, 2008

On the roads crossing the dusty fields of cotton and maize around the oasis city of Kashgar, China’s police are on alert.

Sep 4, 2008

"If you beat the cat every day, one day, the cat will declare his own independence," said Rebiya Kadeer, referring to the injustices committed against her people by the Chinese government.

Sep 3, 2008

Our centre learned that, to prevent terrorist strikes from developing into another upsurge during the time when the nation marks the October 1 National Day, Xinjiang is currently mobilizing 200,000 officers and men of the public security force, the Armed Police Force and militia force to undertake a carpet search among the transient population.

Sep 2, 2008

Two police officers who were killed and five who were wounded in an ambush in western China on Aug. 27 were ethnic Uighurs searching for a woman who they thought might have been involved in an earlier attack, said a police officer in the village where the ambush took place.

Aug 31, 2008

Experts Anticipate Unyielding Response to Latest Fatal Attacks in Xinjiang Province

Aug 29, 2008

Russia suffered a significant setback here on Thursday, as members of a regional security group in which the Kremlin plays an important role offered little support for Moscow’s military action in Georgia.

Aug 29, 2008

China will not endorse Russia in its battle with the West over the Georgia crisis but cannot say so publicly for fear of upsetting Moscow, political analysts say.

Aug 29, 2008

Chinese leaders can now let out a long and satisfied sigh of relief: the Beijing Summer Olympic Games have ended safely and without the interruption of any unsightly incident.

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