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Jun 19, 2008

China had mobilized a 100,000-strong anti-terrorism force to guard against threats to the Beijing Olympics, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.

Jun 19, 2008

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner from China is to be deported from Sweden, according to a decision by the Swedish Migration Board.

Jun 18, 2008

When China applied to host the 2008 Olympic Games, organisers famously pledged complete media freedom, to the general bemusement of rights groups who regularly berate the Communist state for locking up reporters.

Jun 18, 2008

Chinese soldiers lined the streets of Kashgar ahead of Wednesday's Olympic torch relay through the sensitive former Silk Road city, populated by ethnic-minority Muslim Uighurs.

Jun 17, 2008

NOT SINCE The Honourable Schoolboy has there been a satisfactory spy novel about Britain's relations with China: the global power of the 19th century tussling with that of the 21st, all the time complicated by that still bolshie 20th-century giant, America.

Jun 17, 2008

Security was tight as the Olympic torch began passing through China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, on a highly sensitive part of its trip to Beijing.

Jun 17, 2008

 Despite China’s remarkable economic rise, and its efforts to spread its influence in Asia through what is known as “soft power,” the country still lags far behind the United States in that sphere, according to a survey to be released Tuesday.

Jun 17, 2008

China locked down the far-western city of Kashgar on Tuesday in preparation for the passage of the Olympic torch relay through the sensitive region populated by ethnic Muslim Uighurs.

Jun 17, 2008

America may be discussing whether Barack Obama is tough enough to field a 3 a.m. phone call, but for the Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper, the real issue is his race.

Jun 16, 2008

The authorities in the troubled far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang are telling people who want to watch the Olympic torch as it passes through the area to stay at home and tune in to the television instead.

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