World’s Youngest Political Prisoner Turns 17 – Reuters

From The New York Times (link): A Tibetan youth considered by rights groups to be the world’s youngest political prisoner turns 17 on Tuesday, 11 years after disappearing from public view when he was named the Himalayan region’s second-ranking religious figure. The whereabouts of Gendun Choekyi Nyima — who human rights watchdogs say has been […]

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China, EU agree to establish dialogue mechanism on government – Xinhua

From Xinhua: Chinese and European Union officials signed an agreement on cooperation in government procurement here Wednesday, under which the two sides will establish a regular dialogue on government procurement. Under the agreement, Chinese finance officials and their European counterparts will meet once every year for a dialogue on matters concerning government procurement, including legislation, […]

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China committed to peace, common development: President Hu

From People’s Daily: Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao said Tuesday in Hanoi that China’s foreign policy aims to safeguard world peace and promote common development, and urged the international community to work together to realize lasting peace and common prosperity. In his speech to the Vietnamese National Assembly, Hu said China will unswervingly pursue peaceful […]

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