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If Skip Gates Lived in China and Other Stories of Racial Profiling Around the World

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In many parts of China, without the protection of an American passport, Ivy League credentials, diplomatic status or fame, dark skinned people find themselves branded as a drug dealers or worse.

Rebiya Kadeer, Exiled Uighur Leader, Claims 10,000 Uighurs Still Missing

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — An exiled Uighur activist blamed by China for deadly ethnic riots demanded Wednesday that Beijing allow an international investigation i...

Will The U.S. and China Ever See Eye-To-Eye?

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julie Farby

To show the world we're not going to risk relations with our favorite creditor on account of a couple of crushed Uighurs, Obama dropped the whole human rights spiel in favor of sports!

If Only the Uyghurs had Twitter

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It's not that Americans don't care about Uyghurs. They just don't hear about the systematic slaughter of the Uyghur people by the Chinese government.

Lawmakers Blast Obama For "No-Visit" Gitmo Policy

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Pentagon official Thursday largely refused to answer lawmakers' questions about why members of Congress are prohibited from meeting with Guantanamo ...

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 ...

We're All Uighurs Now. Or Are We?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

The early July riots in Urumqi have been spun by Beijing as yet another "foreign interference" conspiracy organized by the Uighur diaspora in exile.

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 Protests: Police Kill 2 Uighurs, Wound A Third

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China — Police fatally shot two Uighur men Monday and wounded a third in western China, where violence has persisted despite the massive...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs : Re-Settling of US-Russia Relations Facts:US President Barack Obama traveled to Russia this week and met wi...

Jeff Muskus

Delahunt Urges Administration To Condemn China's Uighur Crackdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Chinese government's crackdown against Uighurs living in Xinjiang province now has the full attention of the House human rights subcommittee, chai...

Uighur Factory Workers Held Behind Locked Gates In China

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHAOGUAN, China -- Three weeks after simmering racial tension escalated to mayhem and a double murder at a toy factory here, about 750 Uighur workers ...

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...

Rebiya Kadeer: The Woman Blamed For China's Uighur Riots

The Washington Post | David Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The translators kept bursting into tears. That was a problem for Rebiya Kadeer, the tiny and fiery matriarch of the Uighur diaspora, who lives in Fair...

If Only the Uighurs Were Buddhist and China Was Israel

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Eltahawy

If these Uighurs were Buddhists, Bjork, Sting, Bono and all those other one-named saviors of the world's poor and oppressed would have held "Free Xinxiang" concerts already.

China: Rioters Behind Killings Will Be Executed

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China — Thousands of Chinese troops flooded into this city Wednesday to separate feuding ethnic groups after three days of communal viol...

China's Riots: West Descends Into Mob Violence Between Han Chinese, Muslim Uighurs

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China — Sobbing Muslim women scuffled with riot police, and Chinese men wielding steel pipes and meat cleavers rampaged through the stre...

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...

Washington Abetting Racism in China

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric C. Anderson

The Bush administration's blind haste to launch a global war on terrorism provided Beijing with the ultimate excuse to crackdown on the Uyghurs.

Muslim Minority Riots Erupt In China

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese state media says that 156 people have been killed in violent riots in the country's western Xinjiang region. The official Xinhua N...

A Gitmo Tragedy: The Uighurs

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Of the many Guantanamo tragedies, perhaps none has been greater than our handling of the Uighurs, a group of Chinese Muslim detainees.

Getting Along with the Invaders: Bishkek Versus Kashgar

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

My experiences out West revealed the simmering race relations between the Han and Uighur peoples, which helps explain the necessity of sending Uighur detainees from Guantanamo to Palau and not back to China.

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?