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Three Gorges Dam Tested as Water Rises
World  (tags: china )

Cal
- 1951 days ago - reuters.com
Rising water levels in China's giant Three Gorges Dam have triggered dozens of landslides in recent months, damaging houses, land and infrastructure worth millions of dollars, state media said
Big Powers Refuse to Sign Cluster Bomb Treaty
World  (tags: cluster bombs, treaty, war, weapons of mass destruction, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, death, usa, israel, china, russia )

Elderberr
- 1964 days ago - independent.co.uk
America and Russia are two major holdouts in the signing of a landmark agreement banning cluster bombs which both nations have used in the past with lethal effect to kill and maim children in Afghanistan.
Tibetans Back Dalai Lama on China - Tibet/China
World  (tags: tibet, china, autonomy, independence, dalai lama, india, meeting )

Chrissy
- 1976 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Tibetan exiles meeting in India have agreed to back the Dalai Lama's policy of seeking autonomy, rather than full independence, from China. But the decision to support the Tibetan spiritual leader's approach to continue talks with Beijing was viewed as co
Melamine-Laced Foods From China May Be Contaminating the World Food Chain
World  (tags: melamine, China, FDA, food additives, toxins, chemicals, food chain, animal feed )

RC
- 1999 days ago - nytimes.com
China, on of the largest exporters of food and food ingredients, apparently has been more than lax in enforcing its July 2007 ban on melamine as an additive in animal feed. Since the formula scandal, China is taking further steps, but...
Chinese Longevity Villages Want to Be Discovered
World  (tags: China, Poyue, Bama County, old age, health, centenarian, long life, tourism )

RC
- 2017 days ago - online.wsj.com
Several Chinese villages, located in a cluster near the Vietnamese border, boast an unusual number of healthy centenarians per capita. Living in the region is reputed to add years to life, and now they want to share this with visitors.
China Gets 'Gold Medal' For Covering Up Animal, Human Rights Abuses At 2008 Olympic Games
World  (tags: animal cruelty, China, eating dogs, cats, monkey brains, bird eyes, Infant corpses and fetuses, placentas, crime, children, corruption, violence )

Kathy
- 2060 days ago - americanfreepress.net
Chinese restaurants carry at least 20 different dog dishes, with "fried long dog tails" being the latest craze among upscale Beijing yuppies.
China's Totalitarian Games--WHAT THE OLYMPICS COST THE "PEOPLE"
World  (tags: CHINA, OLYMPICS, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', china, children, terrorism, violence, freedoms )

Brenda
- 2066 days ago - boston.com
Well, the Games have certainly had a lasting effect on one part of Chinese society - the 1.5 million men, women, and children expelled from their homes in Beijing to make room for the construction of Olympic facilities and urban beautification projects.
The Locavore's Dilemma
World  (tags: locavore, food, agriculture, monsanto, farmland, china, brazil )

Marion
- 2083 days ago - grist.org
China is buying farmland in Africa; Brazil is poised to become the world's food-export powerhouse; U.S.-based transnationals like Cargill and Monsanto are reaching their tentacles everywhere. In other words, food production is rapidly emerging as a key ge
China Today: Nepal Arrests Anti-China Tibetans & Olympic Clean Up in Beijing
World  (tags: Beijing, Nepal, Tibet, Olympics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', china, HumanRights, humanrights, tibet, violence )

Joanna
- 2084 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Hundreds of Tibetans have been arrested during a protest against Chinese policy on the eve of the opening of the Olympics in Beijing. What covers a 10-foot-tall brick wall in Beijing?
Villagers Clash in Southwest China Over Pollution
World  (tags: china, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', world )

Cal
- 2085 days ago - reuters.com
Villagers in southwest China fought with workers from a cement plant, official media reported on Wednesday in another reminder that controls imposed ahead of the Olympics have failed to silence all dissent
Incidents Plague China Days Before Olympics
World  (tags: world, china, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 2086 days ago - abcnews.go.com
Two Men Supporting a Free Tibet Unfurled Banners Near Beijing's National Stadium
The CIA in TIBET 1   video
World  (tags: The, CIA, in, TIBET, government, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', china, corruption, HumanRights, humanrights )

Gregory
- 2087 days ago - youtube.com
An intriguing look into the struggle of Tibet and the United States role.
Poland Shows Solidarity With Tibet
World  (tags: OlympicGames, Pekin, Tibet, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, china, children, government, humanrights, HumanRights )

Joanna
- 2087 days ago - wyborcza.pl
On Friday, the day the Olympic Games open in Beijing, the provincial government of Małopolskie will display Tibetan flags. The Chinese have sent a sharp protest.
China's Pledge of the "Complete Freedom to Report": Journalists Say "Not So"
World  (tags: Beijing Olympics, China, Chinese government, internet access, journlistic freedom, censorship, world politics, Olympics journanlsts )

RC
- 2089 days ago - washingtonpost.com
In-depth look at the hurdles journalists face in China while there for the Olympic Games in Beijing. While there are showplaces of internet accessibility, reporters cannot visit Tiananmen Square. The IOC says it can only "encourage" China to be more open.
Crimes Against the People Continue in the Wake of August 8
World  (tags: Olympics, 2008 Olympics, China, Chinese government, human rights, jail, innocent people, supression )

RC
- 2090 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Chinese government continues its sweeping efforts to sequester dissidents before the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics. Thousands, including innocents who have gone to Beijing seeking seeking justice from the government - jailed!
 

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