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Nov 21, 2007

Bingham pro bono client Adel Abdul Hakim, a Uighur refugee held for four years at Guantanamo Bay despite having been cleared by the U.S. military of any terrorist or military involvement, was reunited with family members in Stockholm, Sweden, on Nov. 19, as Boston partner Sabin Willett recounts.

Nov 20, 2007

The Dalai Lama says he may appoint a successor or rely on an election before his death in a break with tradition, a Japanese newspaper reported Tuesday, following recent orders that China must approve Tibet's spiritual leaders.

Nov 20, 2007

China has jailed an ethnic Tibetan villager for eight years for "inciting to split the country" after he spoke at a gathering in support of the Dalai Lama's return to Tibet, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

Nov 19, 2007

China will reject sanctions on Myanmar at a meeting of Asian leaders in Singapore this week, and won't press for a timetable for democratic reforms sought by the U.S. and the United Nations, a Chinese official said.

Nov 19, 2007

China lashed out on Monday against a U.S. commission that accused it of currency manipulation and called for legislation imposing penalty tariffs on Chinese goods.

Nov 16, 2007

China has given further indications of the strain in its relations with Germany. The Chinese finance ministry cancelled a scheduled meeting with German Finance Minister Peer Steinbr&uumlck in Beijing.

Nov 16, 2007

China's extensive spying inside the United States is the greatest threat to the security of American technology secrets.

Nov 16, 2007

A Chinese official says security forces are prepared to stop protests during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Nov 16, 2007

Yahoo's apology and financial settlement with the families of two prisoners in China are warnings to American business. Ethical behavior does not begin and end with the law.

Nov 16, 2007

An angry American official took to the microphone at a plenary session of the US-Africa Business Summit on today to protest at what he saw as a reluctance in Africa and at the summit itself to note the differences between the contributions of the United States and China.

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