March 2010

Carrot and Stick - China's Formula In Tibet And Xinjiang

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 12:00

Soon after the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), President Hu Jintao met some deputies from Tibet. He told them: “Development and stability in Tibet are two top tasks that demand unremitting efforts.”

China to ramp up investment in restive Xinjiang

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 12:00

China will sharply increase investment in Xinjiang in hopes that higher living standards for ethnic Uighurs in the restive region can quell long-standing unrest, state press said Monday.

China quickly condemns Dalai Lama's support for Uighurs

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00

Chinese officials quickly reacted with anger to a speech by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in which he expressed sympathy with the people of East Turkestan.

Revised Social Order Regulation in Xinjiang Places New Emphasis on State Security

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00

The Xinjiang government has revised a regulation on social order to place new emphasis on combating threats to state security.

Dalai Lama backs Muslim Uighurs

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, expressed solidarity and support for Muslim Uighurs yesterday, raising the spectre for Beijing of closer co-ordination between opponents of Chinese rule and minority groups in territories that have seen ethnic rioting in the past two years.

US Criticizes China, Burma, North Korean Rights Records

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00

The United States criticized China's human rights record Thursday, raising concerns about restrictions that Beijing has imposed on citizens who question its policies.

Urumqi, Xinjiang: U.S. Embassy to meet constituents

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00

U.S. citizens living or visiting near Xinjiang province will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy services on Monday, March 22. RSVP is required and location details will be e-mailed.

FACTBOX-China in Central Asia: latest investments

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00

Energy-hungry China is stepping up its presence in former Soviet Central Asia by handing out billions of dollars in loans, snapping up energy assets and building a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan.

China rights record worsening in areas: US

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00

China's human rights record worsened last year as authorities increased harassment of activists and repression in the Xinjiang region, the US State Department said Thursday.

Speak out, act up

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00

The fifth annual Montreal Human Rights Film Festival brings rights struggles into focus

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