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2009-08-08 12:37:53

A festival screening in Australia of a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer reportedly was the target of a protest by pro-Uighur demonstrators. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said several demonstrators waited for Kadeer outside Saturday's screening of the film 10 Conditions of Love at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Kadeer insists while the Chinese government attempts to portray her as a terrorist, she is actually focused on achieving peace. I'm a mother, I'm a...

2008-08-10 15:00:30

By Edward Wong A terrorist group seeking an independent Muslim state in western China has released a video threatening an attack on the Olympic Games here, according to an American organization that tracks terrorist Internet posts. The opening graphics of the video, which was released Thursday, show a burning Olympic logo and an explosion superimposed over a Games site, said the monitoring organization, IntelCenter, based in Alexandria, Virginia. According to IntelCenter's description,...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

In the lead-up to the Summer Olympics, the Chinese government has launched a security clampdown in Beijing unprecedented in the country [BusinessWeek.com, 07/28/08]. But in other parts of China, the security presence is not as intense, and on Aug. 4, terrorists took advantage. An attack on a border armed-police division in the far western region of Xinjiang killed 16 policemen and injured 16 others, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. Two attackers driving a truck threw explosives...

2008-08-05 06:00:03

By Andrew Jacobs Jake Hooker and Tang Xuemei contributed research. * Two men armed with knives and explosives ambushed a military police unit in China's majority-Muslim northwest region Monday morning, killing 16 officers and wounding 16 others before being arrested, according to the state media. Officials labeled the incident an act of terrorism and suggested the culprits were associated with a separatist movement that is seeking independence for China's Uighur minority, a...

2008-08-04 18:00:02

KASHGAR, China _ China said Monday that two assailants in a truck mowed down a group of jogging policemen, then tossed grenades and slashed gasping survivors with knives in an attack that left 16 officers dead in this restive Muslim region in the nation's far west. It was the bloodiest such attack in recent times in China, and it sent trepidation through the country just four days before the Summer Olympic Games open. The state news agency, Xinhua, said the policemen were jogging at about...

2008-07-31 18:00:38

KASHGAR, China _ This windswept city lies on the western edge of the Chinese empire; it's a shorter trek to Kabul, from here, than to Beijing. Kashgar has been a strategic spot ever since the days of Marco Polo _ first, as a Silk Road crossroads connecting the mountains of India and Persia with the Chinese heartland. Later, it was a listening post for spies in the 19th century Great Game, when the British Empire and czarist Russia jockeyed for control of Central Asia. Walk the city today...

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2008-06-18 03:00:00

Kashgar, China, June 18 Kyodo - The Olympic torch relay passed through the mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang for a second day Wednesday, amid massive security. Only spectators with permits were allowed to watch the event and people living along the route were told not to go out and to close their windows and curtains. Security officials were deployed about every 5 metres as the torch was run through the streets. At least one man who tried to watch the relay without a permit was arrested by...

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...

2006-06-16 01:58:24

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has withdrawn a warning about possible terror threats in China just one week after issuing the alert, following discussions with the Chinese government, the embassy said on Friday. "After further investigation and coordination with the Chinese authorities, the United States Government has determined that the information provided on June 9, 2006 no longer warrants a heightened level of concern," it said in an emailed statement. "Our warden notice...


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