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Chinese Netizens Castigate U.S. For Downplaying Severity Of Deadly Knife Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

In the aftermath of this weekend's lethal attack on Chinese civilians by knife-wielding assailants, Chinese netizens have directed their anger in an u...

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.

Police Arrest 5 On Suspicion Of Terrorism In Tiananmen Car Crash

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — Police announced Wednesday the arrests of five people in connection with this week's suicide car crash in the heart of Chi...

China Confiscates Knives In Volatile Region

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

BEIJING — Police in China's tense far west announced a crackdown on weapons as well as rewards for information on "terrorist" threats following ...

Violence In Volative Chinese Minority Region Kills 27

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

BEIJING — Assailants attacked police and other people with knives and set fire to police cars in China's restive far-western region on Wednesday...

Clashes In China Leave 21 Dead

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

BEIJING — A violent clash between authorities and assailants described as a terrorist gang left 21 people dead in China's restive northwestern r...

The Future of Afghan-Sino Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If Afghanistan were to become a safe haven for the ETIM, it would constitute a major geostrategic concern from Beijing's perspective.

China Opens Atomic Bomb Facility To Red Tourists

Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

Chinese government officials have announced plans to spend roughly one million dollars to open the former atomic bomb test site Malan Base in the remo...

Ramadan Reflection Day 15: Do Not Forget The World's Oppressed

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I can't imagine what I would do if someone told me they wouldn't let me fast. A small minority population of Chinese Muslims are facing this reality. And in Burma, the situation is hostile.

Guantanamo Prisoners Released In El Salvador

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Two men from western China who had been held for nearly a decade without charge at the Guantanamo Bay prison amid a dipl...

Deadly Riots In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday accused terrorists in a Muslim Uighur region of attacking civilians, but an exiled Uighur group said the violence ...

The United States Must Press China's Vice President on the Plight of the Uighur People

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

All the talk of the Arab Spring painfully reminds us that life for the Uighur people resembles a cruel, endless winter. That is why the United States must use the occasion of future Chinese President Xi's visit to take the lead, and begin the thaw we pray for.

Kitchen Sink Laundry Lists and Broken Clocks

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

Corruption perceptions indices suggest that China is not especially corrupt for its level of development and actually does better than many more developed countries, including Russia, Argentina, and Mexico.

Freed From Guantanamo, Uighur Makes Pizzas In Tirana

The Express Tribune | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

"I started a new life in Albania, I cannot return to China and the Chinese authorities will not allow my family to leave the country and come to Alban...

"Sunday, Bloody Sunday"

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 09.03.2011 | World
Alim A. Seytoff

This July 5 will be the second anniversary of Urumchi Massacre. But how many massacres do we need to face from the Chinese regime in order to live with human dignity, enjoy our basic freedoms and democratic rights?

Tiananmen 2.0: Why China Is Not Immune to the Tunisia Effect

Tenzin Dorjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tenzin Dorjee

In spite of China's image as a high-functioning economy, many of the social causes of mass discontent that exploded in the Arab world -- endemic corruption, income inequality, labor unrest, inflation, pollution -- continue to plague the nation.

Guantánamo Uighurs Are Not Alone: US Communities Welcome Other Detainees in Need of Safe Haven

Nancy Talanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

On April 22, attorneys for five Chinese Uighurs who remain at Guantánamo Bay prison will argue for their clients' entry into the US at a hearing sche...

Who Are the Four Prisoners Released from Guantanamo to Albania and Spain?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The majority of the men held at Guantánamo had no involvement with terrorism. Of the three men rehoused in Albania, one was a businessman, living in Europe, who had traveled to Afghanistan to provide humanitarian aid.

Swiss Take Two Guantanamo Uighurs, Solve Obama's Problem

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Obama is fortunate to have such kind allies, but he himself is the loser, the longer he refuses to tackle those who insist, in the face of overwhelming evidence, that everyone who was held at Guantánamo was a "terrorist."

Supreme Court To Hear Uighurs' Case

washingtonpost.com | Robert Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Supreme Court set aside the objections of the Obama administration and said Tuesday that it will consider whether judges have the power to release...

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.

Who Are the Six Uighurs Released From Guantanamo to Palau?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

I am drawing together here the stories of six men who, nearly eight years after their wrongful and mistaken capture, are finally free from Guantánamo, even if an uncertain future awaits them.

Xinjiang Riots: China Sentences 6 To Death

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A court in China's far western Xinjiang region sentenced six men to death Monday for murder and other crimes committed during ethnic r...

Stateless Pawns in the Global Game of the Superpowers

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Jan Honigsberg

The U.S. cannot repatriate seven men from Guantanamo to their homes in East Turkistan because the Chinese, who depict the detainees as terrorists, will likely torture and kill them.

Will Obama Help Change Asia's Racism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

President Obama's visit to Asia showed how long a journey it's been since the 1955 Bandung Conference, the historic meeting of African and Asian states striving for self-determination.