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Nov 13, 2007

Under a crystalline sky in western China in 2006, I sat in a black sedan with Zhu Youke, one of China's most prominent journalists telling him about an illegal coal mine threatening endangered species.

Nov 13, 2007

China on Tuesday angrily denounced U.S. weapon sales to Taiwan, saying the transfers were emboldening independence-minded President Chen Shui- bian and threatening cross-strait peace.

Nov 13, 2007

The Chinese government has created profiles on thousands of foreign journalists coming to report on next summer's Beijing Olympics and is gathering information on thousands more to put into a database, a top official said in comments published Monday.

Nov 13, 2007

Chinese authorities have stepped up efforts to suppress the Uighur minority in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, claiming it is part of efforts to fight terrorism, according to Rebiya Kadeer, a Uighur human rights activist.

Nov 12, 2007

According to the decisions of the UN Human Rights Council during the first segment of its Sixth session in September 2007, China’s human rights record will come up for scrutiny by the UN’s highest human rights body in early 2009.

Nov 12, 2007

THE Chinese public has applauded the death sentences handed to five Muslim Uighurs, as the Government sends a message in the run-up to the Olympic Games that it will not tolerate secessionism or religious extremism.

Nov 11, 2007

China has sentenced to death five ethnic Muslims from the country's restive far western region who were accused of separatist activities, state media reported Sunday.

Nov 9, 2007

Beijing officials attacked an International Energy Agency report that said China would soon be the world's top energy user and carbon dioxide emitter, calling it subjective and politically ill-judged.

Nov 9, 2007

China has secretly issued an order banning those the government considers a threat from next year's Olympics — a group that includes terrorists, Falun Gong activists, some media workers and frequent traffic-law violators, an overseas monitoring association said Friday.

Nov 9, 2007

China marked "Journalists Day" Thursday with state-run media hailing a new era of increasing press freedom in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, but Western rights groups are largely unimpressed.

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