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2008-08-05 03:00:34

Chinese President Hu Jintao, calling the Beijing Olympics a grand celebration of friendship and peace for mankind, promised a high-level of Games. The showpiece event -- through which China hopes to project itself as a modern, highly advanced nation of more than 1 billion -- opens Friday amid concerns about terrorists seeking to disrupt the Games. It is also our hope that through the Games, we can show the world the sincere aspiration of the Chinese people to share the benefits of...

2008-06-19 09:00:28

China Exclusive: Massive program aims to hold back the deserts YINCHUAN, June 17 (Xinhua) -- China has started a massive ecological program in its arid northwest to prevent the desertification of Beijing and other areas. The five-year program calls for planting 400,000 hectares of commercial forests around the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region at an annual cost of 1.3 billion yuan (about 188 million U.S. dollars) from central and local government budgets, according to Wang Delin, chief of...

2008-06-17 06:00:03

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS URUMQI, China - The Olympic torch started its relay route Tuesday through China's restive western region of Xinjiang amid cheering crowds and heavy security. Torchbearers high-fived each other as they passed the flame on the streets of the capital Urumqi, guarded by a phalanx of security agents who jogged along on either side. Carefully controlled crowds waving the national flag and shouting "Go China!" stood behind metal barriers and were closely watched by police...

2008-06-16 03:00:22

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING - Organizers of the Olympic torch relay said Monday the flame's arrival in Tibet would be postponed, but declined to give an exact date for the torch's journey through the region, which has been shrouded in secrecy. The torch was originally supposed to travel through Tibet on June 18 or 19 before heading to China's largely Muslim region of Xinjiang and Qinghai province. Instead, it will travel through Xinjiang this week and then head to Tibet, said Li Lizhi...

2006-03-01 02:20:00

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING -- Two Tibetan Buddhists jailed for "splittism" have had their sentences reduced, but a rights group said on Wednesday that one year after China introduced new regulations on religious rights, freedom to worship remains restricted. The rules that took effect in March 2005 enshrine religious belief as a basic right of all citizens, but China still forbids worship outside designated religious organizations, fearing the growth of groups that could challenge Communist...

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