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Sep 8, 2006

Young people and teachers are denied the right to worship. A mosque is torn down to leave space for a shopping mall. For experts the region’s energy resources are behind China’s policies.

Sep 8, 2006

The U.S.-led global war on terror -- which began five years ago after a rash of terrorist attacks on the United States -- has been transformed primarily into a war against minorities, says a London-based human rights organisation.

Sep 7, 2006

Burlington man sits in Chinese jail on spurious premise that he's a terrorist because he's Muslim

Sep 5, 2006

A central Asia highway corridor linking China, Kirgizstan and Uzbekistan is expected to in service by the end of 2008, said an official from the Chinese Ministry of Finance on Friday.

Sep 1, 2006

Expert in Beijing warns that if the government does not intervene against unrestricted mining, the rare Khotan jade mines will be depleted in five years.

Sep 1, 2006

PetroChina Co. (PTR), China's largest oil producer by output, plans to expand the capacity of its west-east gas pipeline by 42% next year, to meet booming demand for the clean fuel in the country's east, its parent company said Friday.

Aug 31, 2006

The  China National Petroleum Corporation  (Sinopec),  China's  second  largest oil company, won a USD 18.60 mln  tender  for  a  bitumen block in Nigeria on Tuesday, said the Nigerian Mines Ministry.

Aug 31, 2006

China will spend 1.29 billion yuan (161 million US dollars) relocating 240,000 people from areas requiring ecological protection this year.

Aug 31, 2006


China sentenced Ching Cheong, a Hong Kong-based reporter for Singapore's Straits Times newspaper, to 5 years in jail on charges of spying for Taiwan, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.

Aug 31, 2006

Trials of Chinese journalists and dissidents are coming thick and fast.

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