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Aug 29, 2008

Dmitry Medvedev, Russian president, failed yesterday to win support from China or the former Soviet republics of central Asia in his deepening dispute with the west over military action in Georgia.

Aug 29, 2008

Unarmed Uyghur police come under attack while searching for suspects in an August clash.

Aug 29, 2008

Two ethnic Uyghur police officers have been killed and at least two critically injured in a new clash near the Silk Road city of Kashgar, according to authoritative sources and witnesses.

Aug 28, 2008

The first outbreak of violence in China's western region of Xinjiang since a pair of high-profile attacks during the Olympics has left two Chinese policemen dead and seven more wounded, authorities and an activist said Thursday.

Aug 28, 2008

China gave Pakistan the blueprint for an atomic bomb, testing the finished product in 1990, and unveiled a sophisticated nuclear weapons complex to visiting U.S. scientists in the last decade, report former weapons lab officials.

Aug 26, 2008

A Chinese human rights activist detained by police during the Olympic Games said Tuesday that she had returned to Beijing and that her dissident husband was being mistreated in prison.

Aug 26, 2008

To a crescendo of cheers, China's athletes streamed past dancing, scarf-waving cheerleaders into Beijing's red-glowing National Stadium, the order and pomp of the Opening Ceremonies 16 nights ago replaced by casualness and frivolity and fun.

Aug 22, 2008

If anyone needs an example of how brittle China's Communist Party leaders think their country is, look no further than the case of Wang Xiuying and Wu Dianyuan.

Aug 22, 2008

Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Say it's your job to quash protest in your country's capital city, even as the whole world is watching. You don't want to look repressive, but you don't want malcontents embarrassing your nation, either.

Aug 22, 2008

 A group of six Americans who were taken into custody on Tuesday as they tried to protest China’s rule in Tibet have been given 10-day detentions, the Chinese police confirmed on Friday.

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