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Jun 12, 2006

China's sales of military vehicles and weapons to Sudan, Nepal and Myanmar have aggravated conflicts and abetted violence and repressive rule in those countries, Amnesty International said in a report Monday.

Jun 10, 2006

China and Kyrgyzstan vowed to cooperate in a crackdown against ethnic Uighur Muslim separatists as part of their fight against “terrorism , state media reported Saturday.

Jun 10, 2006

Chinese entrepreneurs look to Africa for new markets

Jun 10, 2006

Albania-A delegation of Chinese parliamentarians will visit Albania Friday, the first official visit since five Chinese Muslims sought asylum here after being released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Jun 9, 2006

A Eurasian security bloc comprising five former Soviet republics and China is unlikely to produce any agreements on the accession of new members at a forthcoming summit, a deputy Russian foreign minister said Friday.

Jun 9, 2006

IF THE Pentagon is right, China's nuclear arsenal is on the verge of abig upgrade. As a deterrent against American nuclear attack, theChinese have long relied mainly on a handful of intercontinentalmissiles that are slow to fuel and highly vulnerable.

Jun 7, 2006

China's gross domestic product (GDP) has been booming since economic reforms began in the late 1970s. This economic success has meant substantial gains in real wages and living standards for many Chinese. But it has also been accompanied by environmental concerns such as pollution and the overuse of natural resources.

Jun 4, 2006

Before the highway arrived last year, threading a strip of black pavement across a moonscape of pale sand, this town in central Xinjiang province was among the lonelier places on earth.

Jun 3, 2006

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld urged China to explain its increased military spending to the world, saying it was in its interest to demystify actions that others find potentially threatening.

Jun 2, 2006

After four years in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Bakker Qassim, a former terror suspect cleared last year of having ties to al Qaeda, got word last month that he finally would be set free.


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