Saturday's attack on American tourists, and continued unrest in Xinjiang, have tested the trouble-free Olympics Chinese officials sought.
The terrorist group, believed to be Uighurs, warns Muslims to avoid public transport with ethnic Chinese.
Thousands of couples got married and gave birth on 8/8/08 because the number symbolizes prosperity. The Beijing Games, which open Friday, were also timed to the "lucky" date.
The wish list includes continued security aid to balance China, greater engagement, and trade.
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The Olympic Games are entering an era of unprecedented equality among nations.