Apr 03, 2010 08:07 EDT
A group of rescuers Saturday entered a flooded mine shaft in China where 153 workers have been trapped for six days, state media reported.
Apr 02, 2010 12:10 EDT
The number of exiles from Tibet has declined because China is stepping up border control in the region, a senior envoy to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said Friday.
Apr 02, 2010 10:40 EDT
Rescuers at a colliery in China heard signs of life Friday from a flooded shaft where 153 workers have been trapped for five days, bringing a glimmer of hope in a dire week for the nation's mining sector.
Apr 02, 2010 08:09 EDT
Cambodia bristles at US aid cut over deportations of Chinese Uighur asylum-seekers. Cambodia bristled Friday at a U.S. decision to cut a small military aid program to protest the December deportation of Muslim asylum seekers to China, saying if they deserved protection the United States could have offered it.
Apr 02, 2010 06:48 EDT
At least 3,000 rescuers have been racing against time to pump water out of the vast Wangjialing coal mine and reach the missing in the northern province of Shanxi as hopes had faded for their survival after the flood on Sunday.
Apr 02, 2010 04:06 EDT
BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo email accounts of some journalists and activists whose work relates to China were compromised in an attack discovered this week, according to rights groups and foreign correspondents, days after Google said it would move its Chinese-language search services out of China because of censorship concerns.
Apr 01, 2010 23:50 EDT
Nearly 30 people have died and almost 200 are missing after five separate coal mining accidents in China in as many days, state media said Friday, highlighting poor safety in the nation's collieries.
Apr 01, 2010 16:17 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had halted shipments of some surplus military vehicles to Cambodia to retaliate for the Southeast Asian nation's decision to deport a group of Uighurs back to China over U.S. protests.
Apr 01, 2010 16:07 EDT
The United States on Thursday stopped a shipment of military trucks to Cambodia as punishment after it sent Uighur asylum-seekers back to China in defiance of international appeals.
Mar 28, 2010 06:55 EDT
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's best known rights lawyer, missing for a year and feared dead, appears to be alive and is staying at a Buddhist landmark in north China after speaking to Reuters reporters and another dissident lawyer on Sunday.
Mar 24, 2010 13:51 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese Uighur brothers who were held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Switzerland, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.
Mar 24, 2010 12:57 EDT
Mar 24, 2010 07:47 EDT
Two ethnic Uighurs from China freed from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay have arrived in Switzerland, Swiss authorities said on Wednesday, after the pair were granted asylum despite China's opposition.
Mar 22, 2010 13:40 EDT
The US Supreme Court on Monday delivered a new blow to inmates at Guantanamo Bay from China's Uighur minority, who sought prior notice of their release due to fears of Beijing.
Mar 22, 2010 12:34 EDT
China warned residents across a huge swathe of the country's north -- including the capital Beijing -- to avoid going outside Monday as a sandstorm blanketed the area in fine yellow dust.
Mar 22, 2010 03:07 EDT
China warned residents across a huge swathe of the country's north including the capital Beijing to avoid going outside Monday as a sandstorm blanketed the area in fine yellow dust.
Mar 21, 2010 08:55 EDT
Authorities in China's Xinjiang have restored access to email services and 32 Internet sites that were blocked after ethnic unrest broke out in the region in July, state media reported Sunday.
Mar 20, 2010 12:38 EDT
Year's strongest sandstorm hits northern China, turns Beijing skies orange with grit. Tons of sand turned Beijing's sky orange as the strongest sandstorm this year hit northern China, a gritty reminder that the country's expanding deserts have led to a sharp increase in the storms.
Mar 16, 2010 06:38 EDT
Missing Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng sentenced on subversion charges, foreign minister says. China's foreign minister added to the mystery surrounding missing lawyer Gao Zhisheng on Tuesday, saying he had been sentenced on subversion charges but offering no details on his present status or whereabouts.
Mar 15, 2010 02:25 EDT
China will sharply increase investment in Xinjiang in hopes that higher living standards for ethnic Uighurs in the restive region can quell long-standing unrest, state press said Monday.