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Nov 27, 2007

The Dalai Lama says that his successor will be chosen outside of Tibet if he dies in exile.  He also is considering different methods for that to happen, even before his death.

Nov 27, 2007

The military relationship between China and the U.S. isn't always smooth sailing. But last week's stormy waters came as a surprise. On Wednesday evening, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied permission for the USS Kitty Hawk and its carrier battle group to make a four-day port call to Hong Kong for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nov 27, 2007

 Senior U.S. military officers on Tuesday criticized China for denying a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier group and two smaller ships access to the Hong Kong port, saying Beijing was not living up to its obligations as a "responsible nation."

Nov 25, 2007

A leading Uyghur human rights activist in exile criticized the Chinese government earlier this month for what she called the "slave labor" imposed on young Uyghur women.

Nov 25, 2007

In 2001, Chinese leaders promised to improve the country's human rights conditions in return for the honor of hosting the 2008 Olympics. With the opening ceremonies less than a year away, it's a good time to examine the situation on the ground in farther flung regions that don't enjoy much international attention.

Nov 25, 2007

Muslims are flying into Mecca in their thousands for the Haj, but many followers in China have been grounded by bureaucratic hurdles and political obstacles.

Nov 23, 2007

On Tuesday November 20, Adel Abdul Hakim, a former Guantánamo detainee from Xinjiang province in the People's Republic of China, took another step towards reconstructing his shattered life by applying for asylum in Sweden.

Nov 21, 2007

 Perceived violations occur along the India-China border due to differing perceptions of its alignment and lead to situations that could have been avoided - but peace and tranquillity prevails along the frontier, parliament was told Wednesday.

Nov 21, 2007

Democratic 2008 front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday blamed China for a tide of millions of toy exports which she warned could be defective and endanger American children at Christmas.

Nov 21, 2007

Thousands of people in north-eastern China have protested on the streets and surrounded government offices demanding help recovering money from a get-rich-quick scheme to raise ants to make an aphrodisiac tonic.

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