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Nov 30, 2007

China has refused nine U.S. Navy ships and one Air Force jet entry to Hong Kong in the past month, U.S. military officials said Friday.

Nov 29, 2007

Rioters in Chinese-ruled Tibet destroyed shops and government offices following a dispute between Buddhist monks and a local shopkeeper, the government's news agency reported Wednesday.

Nov 29, 2007

China denied permission for a United States aircraft carrier battle group and other American warships to visit Hong Kong last week because of the Bush administration’s proposal to sell upgrades to Patriot antimissile batteries to Taiwan, Chinese state media said today.

Nov 29, 2007

Angela Merkel used a keynote parliamentary address to stress the importance of human rights in German foreign policy on Wednesday, in her toughest rejection to date of criticism of her meeting with the Dalai Lama.

Nov 29, 2007

The timing of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is crucial for China because of significant political issues at play, issues that the spirit of the Games mask, and ones that the international community cannot ignore.

Nov 28, 2007

Chinese arrests for "endangering state security" (ESS) doubled in 2006 over the previous year, according to official statistics recently released by the Chinese government.

Nov 28, 2007

Arrests in China on charges of "endangering state security" nearly doubled last year, a sign of increasing pressure on political activism, a U.S.-based human rights watchdog said on Wednesday.

Nov 28, 2007

China's efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS-related discrimination have failed to stamp out "widespread" stigmatization of sufferers, United Nations. officials said on Wednesday.

Nov 28, 2007

China and Germany can remain friends as long as Chancellor Angela Merkel admits making a mistake in meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, China's Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday.

Nov 28, 2007

Adel Abdu Al-Hakim It's been a harrowing journey: from repression in China to war in Afghanistan and four long years at Guantánamo Bay as a U.S. captive in the war on terror.  hopes it ends here, in his sister's tidy apartment in a suburb of the Swedish capital.

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