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Dec 4, 2007

A Cupertino man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for illegally exporting night-vision technology to China that could be used for military purposes.

Dec 3, 2007

Police in southern China used batons and dogs to keep thousands of workers from leaving their factory premises after they went on strike over rising food costs, officials and reports said Monday.

Dec 3, 2007

A court convicted the head of a rocket and space technology company Monday on charges of leaking sensitive technology to China - the latest case involving a Russian scientist who was prosecuted despite claims the sensitive materials were in the public domain.

Dec 3, 2007

They waved banners reading "Chinese Communism Collapsing," and chanted Chinese slogans denouncing the ruling communist party as a merciless tyrant. They called for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin to be brought to justice for alleged crimes against humanity, and hammered Tang drums to drive away evil spirits.

Dec 3, 2007

The Chinese government should abolish the use of income-generating child labour schemes in middle and junior high schools because of the chronic abuse they entail, a rights group said today.

Dec 3, 2007

One of the most striking aspects of China's emergence as a world power has been the sophistication with which the nation's complex and evolving new role on the global stage has been managed. A country that once was known for stonefaced spokesmen spouting slogans has displayed a remarkable finesse in forging new relationships and revivifying old ones.

Dec 3, 2007

Ever since its founding, the People's Republic of China has adhered to a foreign policy of non-interference in other country's internal affairs - or so it claims. But with China's rapid ascent and ever-closer integration with the outside world, this doctrine has become increasingly anachronistic.

Dec 3, 2007

On a recent visit to Beijing I was struck, like other visitors, by the confidence and ambition of China.

Nov 30, 2007

The International Olympics Committee has failed to ensure that China honors promised media freedoms ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games, a press rights group has claimed.

Nov 30, 2007

The Government has openly accused China of carrying out state-sponsored espionage against vital parts of Britain’s economy, including computer systems of major banks and financial services firms.

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