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Aug 22, 2006

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is going to hold a demonstration protesting against the Chinese government’s continued unlawful detention of Huseyin Celil, Uyghur Canadian, in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC on Friday September 1. 

Aug 20, 2006

China From the ancient oasis towns of Central Asia, we retraced the epic journeys traveled along the Silk Road, through desolate mountains and deserts, through busy bazaars and crumbling mud-brick towns.
Along the way, we followed the footsteps made by camel caravans to and from Central Asia and Europe by Marco Polo, Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great.

Aug 18, 2006

China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, throwing diplomatic language to the wind, has told the United States in no uncertain terms to "shut up and keep quiet" on the subject of Beijing's growing military spending.

Aug 17, 2006

China is overtaking the world's major economies one by one. It leap-frogged Britain in 2005 and now has Germany and Japan in its sights.Its growing economic muscle is bringing diplomatic and military strength. So should the rest of the world be worried?

Aug 17, 2006

Members of the Supreme People's Procuracy of China today had talks in Tashkent with Bahtyor Jamalov, the deputy chairman of the Uzbek Supreme Court, and Prosecutor-General Rashitjon Kadyrov.

Aug 16, 2006

China’s new top official in Tibet has embarked on a fierce campaign to crush loyalty to the exiled Dalai Lama and to extinguish religious beliefs among government officials.

Aug 15, 2006

In China's north-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, control over Muslim religious believers is much stricter than over believers of other religions, Forum 18 News Service has found. However, the authorities' control over Dungan mosques is less strict than over mosques used by Uighurs, a Turkic people mainly found in Xinjiang but also in Central Asian states.

Aug 15, 2006

Three facets of Christianity are officially recognised in China's north-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Forum 18 News Service notes. These are the state-controlled associations of the Three Self Patriotic Movement (Protestant), the Patriotic Catholic Association, and the two state-registered Orthodox communities in Ghulja and Urumqi.

Aug 15, 2006

Early on May 5, five Asian men who had been detained at the prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for years as dangerous terrorists, boarded a military transport plane at the United States naval base there.

Aug 15, 2006

From the ancient oasis towns of Central Asia, we retraced the epic journeys traveled along the Silk Road through desolate mountains and deserts, through busy bazaars and crumbling mud-brick towns.

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