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A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being "rescued", along with the detention of dozens of people, a state newspaper said on Monday. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for years by violence that the Chinese government blames on Islamist militants and separatists.
China's President Xi Jinping was in the Maldives Monday beginning a three-nation tour of South Asia with a historic visit to an island paradise gaining a new reputation as a hotbed of militant Islamists. Xi, who arrived late Sunday, will hold talks with Maldives President Abdulla Yameen and then be guest of honour at a state banquet in a country which is an increasingly popular tourist destination for well-heeled Chinese.
Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.
Three people were condemned to death Friday and one given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, state media said, in an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang. The convictions and sentences were handed down Friday by the Intermediate People's Court in Kunming, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, state broadcaster China Central Television reported.
Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here.
A sheep herder stands outside a coal power plant in northern China's Inner Mongolia province. Both day and night, the rumble of the power plant echoes across the ancient steppe and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.
Heavy rain wreaked havoc in southwest China Saturday, causing two deaths in Sichuan Province and leaving at least eight people missing in the neighbouring Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said. Heavy rain battered most parts of Sichuan Province starting Friday.
China on Friday released archives of an important military victory in 1939, in which the Chinese army killed more than 4,000 Japan ese soldiers. This is the 19th part of the series released daily by the State Archives Administration from Aug. 25, as the country marks the 69th anniversary of victory against Japan's aggression.
China's president called on Central Asian states to increase efforts to tackle 'terrorism, extremism and cyberterrorism' at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Tajikistan President Xi Jinping addresses the 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Friday. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyberterrorism, Chinese state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region.
The vision dates to James J. Hill in the 1800s but took hold in the late 20th century with trade deals and cultural and student exchanges. Vice President Walter Mondale and Chinese Vice premier Deng Xiaoping exchanged cultural and hydroelectric agreements after a signing ceremony in Beijing on Aug. 28, 1979.
Several thousand people took to the streets of a southern Chinese town on Saturday, some clashing with police, to protest a proposed garbage incinerating plant, participants and eyewitnesses said. The demonstration in Guangdong province was the latest to highlight how Chinese have become increasingly wary of the environmental hazards of such projects but still lack public forums to voice their concerns and to affect the government's decision-making process.
Paris-based HermA s International SCA is set on Monday to formally open a lavish four-story outlet in a historical government building in Shanghai's former French concession.
China has shut a respected business newspaper's website and opened an investigation, state media said on Friday, after executives confessed they extorted "huge payments" from companies in exchange for quashing critical stories. The official Xinhua news agency reported last month that eight suspects, some working at the 21st Century Business Herald and others at public relations firms, were under investigation.
The mother of a Briton whose murder led to the downfall of high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai has hit out at Beijing for failing to pay compensation over his death, saying it left a "stain" on China's reputation. He Zhengsheng a lawyer for the family of British murder victim Neil Heywood speaks to reporters as he leaves the courthouse in Hefei, Anhui province, on August 20, 2012 - by Peter Parks Neil Heywood was found dead in a hotel room in the southwestern Chinese mega-city of Chongqing in November 2011.
A Chinese court sentenced three men to death and a woman to life imprisonment for organizing or carrying out a knife attack in March that left 31 dead at a train station in the southwestern city of Kunming. The attack on the railway station, in which 141 people were also wounded, shocked China, signaling that tensions between the nation's ethnic Uighur minority and Han majority were spreading outside the Uighur homeland of Xinjiang.
A lawyer for an outspoken Chinese minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism says his trial has been set for Wednesday. Liu Xiaoyuan said Friday he has been informed by the court in the northwestern city of Urumqi of the date of Ilham Tohti's trial.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:11 am
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