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2008-10-07 15:00:03

A U.S. judge Tuesday ordered the release of a group of Chinese Muslims held for seven years at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention camp. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina ruled that the Chinese Uighurs be released into the United States by Friday, the Human Rights Watch said in a release. Detaining them longer would be unfair since the United States no longer considers them to be enemy combatants and the Constitution bars indefinite imprisonment without charges, Human Rights Watch said....

2008-09-29 12:00:30

Witnesses contradicted official accounts of an alleged terrorism incident in China blamed on Uighur separatists, The New York Times reported Monday. The newspaper said tourists who said they witnessed the Aug. 4 incident in Kashgar, China, in which at least 16 police officers died, say that rather than a clear-cut example of Uighur terrorism aimed at disrupting the Beijing Summer Olympics, they saw and photographed police officers attacking each other with machetes. Accounts given by...

2008-09-29 09:00:29

China publishes altitude of lowest inland point URUMQI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's lowest inland point is 154.31 meters below the sea level, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region jointly announced here on Sunday. The figure means the lowest point at Aiding Lake in the northwestern Xinjiang has gotten "higher" by 0.22 meter over the past 29 years. The same point was measured at 154.536 meters below the sea level in 1979....

2008-09-28 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Publishes Altitude of Lowest Inland Point"] Urumqi, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - China's lowest inland point is 154.31 meters below the sea level, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region jointly announced here on Sunday. The figure means the lowest point at Aiding Lake in the northwestern Xinjiang has gotten "higher" by 0.22 meter over...

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,...

2008-08-04 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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