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Jan 8, 2008

According to China News.com, the latest statistics from Xinjiang Oilfield Enterprises show that in 2007, Xinjiang produced 26.4 million tons of crude oil and 21.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas: ranking first in the nation for a total oil and gas equivalent of 43.3 million tons. It has become China's largest oil and gas producting area.

Jan 8, 2008

China's arrest of a prominent rights campaigner is part of an increasing crackdown on critics that breaks promises it made to land the Olympics, said activists who called for world pressure on Beijing.

Jan 8, 2008

China has contingency plans to dispatch troops into North Korea and secure nuclear weapons in the event of instability in the hardline communist state, according to US experts who have talked to Chinese military researchers.

Jan 8, 2008

China is stepping up efforts to woo away Taiwan's diplomatic allies in an attempt to hurt President Chen Shui-bian's ruling party ahead of crucial elections, the island's top diplomat said Tuesday.

Jan 4, 2008

China has decided to restrict the broadcasting of Internet videos — including those posted on video-sharing Web sites — to sites run by state-controlled companies and require providers to report questionable content to the governme

Jan 4, 2008

China's executioners are to step up the use of lethal injections, a senior court official told state media today, in order to make executions "more humane" in the world's leading practitioner of capital punishment.

Jan 4, 2008

In a rare event, Canadian citizen Huseyin Celil was allowed to meet one of his family members last week, as he continues to serve a life sentence in China.

Jan 4, 2008

To pay attention in China is to be aware of the proliferation of the astoundingly wooden language that suffuses public life.

Jan 4, 2008

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China has for the first time outstripped Heilongjiang Province, in the northeast, as China's top natural gas and oil producer.

Jan 2, 2008

Foreign journalists working in China face continued harassment despite new reporting rules brought in for the Olympic Games, a report by the Beijing-based Foreign Correspondents Club of China said Tuesday.

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