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Chinese leader's withdrawal knocks G-8 meeting down a notch Los Angeles Times

China riots: Army displays ancient preference for crossbow Telegraph UK
Despite the telescopic sights and gun-like triggers which give them more than a passing resemblance to a modern sniper rifle, the crossbows wielded by members of the military units operating in Urumqi retain a striking resemblance to their ancient counterparts.

A staple of warfare in mediaeval Europe, they are believed to have been used in China since about 400BC, appearing in Greece slightly later.