The Aug. 30 vote could end its nearly uninterrupted half century in power.
Taking a cue from Western PR tactics, Beijing moved away from trying to block coverage altogether – and was benefited by doing so.
Rebiya Kadeer is a petite, successful businesswoman, who now lives in exile in Virgina.
The strikes aim to make a high-profile political point, not inflict widespread damage.
North Korea is blamed, but what's Kim Jong-il's strategy?
Beijing's severe treatment of Uighurs – and Tibetans, too – may be an attempt to prevent a breakup similar to that of the Soviet Union.
Early results show President Yudhoyono is heading for a decisive victory. He must manage a slowing economy and a fractured Parliament that will challenge reform.
Police established a curfew Tuesday, as 20,000 security forces roamed the streets. Internet connections have also been cut to prevent the violence from 'spreading.'
The violence brings into question China's hard-line policy against Uighur ethnic minority.
Residents suspect the involvement of widely resented security forces. But protests may not derail the relative peace of recent years.
The arrest of writer Liu Xiaobo fits a pattern of increasingly harsh measures against independent voices, human rights groups say.
Thailand and Singapore have longstanding military ties with America but also trade with Burma, where the vessel is headed.
Beijing stipulates that $586 billion in stimulus funds be spent only on Chinese goods
In South, decisive tone of 'joint vision' is seen as sending a strong message to the North.
The trial of Deng Yujiao, who stabbed an official demanding sex, highlighted the power of the Internet to rally popular support.
For the first time, the rogue state has admitted to having a uranium-enrichment program. It also threatened to respond militarily to any attempts to stop any of its ships suspected of carrying nuclear components.
Although Beijing ignores his appeals, some Chinese are listening.
Recent violence has sparked worries about damage to the country's booming higher-education business.
Police warned two Shanghai venues against hosting events, even as a state-run daily hailed the festival as a "showcase" of progress.
But the two women sentenced to 12 years in prison still face awful conditions. Their whereabouts since last week remain unknown.