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Chinese President Hu Jintao, calling the Beijing Olympics a grand celebration of friendship and peace for mankind, promised a high-level of Games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.