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China Uighurs

The Beijing Rule: Bullying Its Way to Unity

Fiona Teng | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
Fiona Teng

Like a broken record, Beijing's blatant and brutal practices to maintain "control" of its people and eliminate "threats" to its values play over and over again. It occurred to me that Beijing reminded me a great deal of a documentary I recently watched, Bully.

Freedom-Loving Uighurs Demand Dignity in China

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Alim A. Seytoff

The Uighurs are indeed Muslim, but the Uighur issue is not about terrorism, jihadism or establishing a caliphate -- as China wants the world to believe. It is about a colonized people's legitimate demands to live with dignity, human rights and self-determination in the 21st century.

Using the 'T' Word to Justify Human Rights Abuses

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

From China to Burma to Egypt, some governments invoke the "T" word to justify official conduct that runs afoul of international human rights law.

China's Media "Openness" in East Turkestan

Amy Reger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Reger

As President Obama emphasized the benefits of the free flow of information in Shanghai last month, around 20 million citizens of China remained submerged in an ongoing Internet blackout.

China's Forgotten Minority

Gordon Cinco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Cinco

This Human Rights Day should be more than just an opportunity for politicians to put forth toothless platitudes but instead a time to defend actively the principles in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Kashgar: China, UNESCO Clash Over Uighur "Jerusalem"

GlobalPost | Kathleen E. McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KASHGAR, China -- What's going on in Kashgar? The bulldozers have gone silent and demolition dust settled in Kashgar's Old City district in recent mo...

The People's Republic of China at Sixty: The Fear of Self-Examination

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Just as Deng made a bold move to take China into an era of economic reform, Hu will have to make a bold move, by talking with dissenters to take China into an era of meaningful political reform.

Xinjiang Mosques Reopen For Friday Prayers

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China (AP) - Mosques opened for worshippers in Urumqi on Friday, but shops nearby were forced to shut as security forces kept a tight grip on ...

China Uighur Protests Traced To Questionable Exported Labor Program

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the local government began recruiting young Muslim Uighurs in this far western region for jobs at the Xuri Toy Factory in the country's booming c...

China Protests: Al Qaeda Vows Retaliation For Crackdown On Uighurs

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: ABC News reports that Rebiya Kadeer, the head of the World Uighur Congress who lives in Fairfax, Virginia and was recently blamed by the Chin...

China Warns Citizens In Algeria Of Al Qaeda Threat

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has warned its citizens in Algeria about possible attacks from al Qaeda in retribution for a Chinese government crackdown in...

China Protests: Muslims Condemn China's Uighur Crackdown

Ankara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUSLIMS in many nations have condemned China's crackdown in its Xinjiang region where at least 156 people have been killed in unrest over the past wee...

China Uighurs Protest Coverage Shows Changes In State Media Blocks

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

News of Sunday's riots in Urumqi, the capital of China's far west Xinjiang region spread quickly on the Internet, where users posted amateur photos an...

Uighurs And China Explainer

CFR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Introduction The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a territory in western China, accounts for one-sixth of China's land and is home to about 2...

Fair and Balanced? Lhasa Vs. Urumqi

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

Why do rioting Tibetans generate more interest than rioting Uighurs?