The Old Town of the city of Kashgar, which is over 2000 years old, in the north-west of China is threatened with destruction. In the coming five years about 200,000 people are to be re-housed in so-called earthquake-proof apartment buildings.
It was supposed to be my first visit to China in four and a half years. However, when I arrived in Beijing airport on Feb. 27, I was refused entry. Two hours later, I had to board the same plane that brought me there to return to Tokyo's Haneda Airport.
Senior U.S. and Chinese officials Friday completed a two-day dialogue on human rights that the State Department described as candid, constructive and respectful. The sides agreed to hold a follow-on meeting next year in Beijing.
U.S. and Chinese officials agreed after two days of talks on human rights to start exchanges of legal experts and hold another rights dialogue in China next year, a State Department official said on Friday.
The Chinese-Canadian writer Denise Chong’s 1994 book “The Concubine’s Children,” a memoir of her maternal grandparents, won admiring reviews and spent more than a year and a half on The Globe and Mail’s best-seller list.
Following today's announcement in the Chinese state media that "full Internet access" has been restored in East Turkestan, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls upon the international community to remember the many Uyghur website administrators, bloggers and journalists who have been detained since July 5, 2009, many of whom remain in detention.
Rebiya Kadeer is a prominent Uyghur business leader, political activist, women’s rights advocate, and humanitarian. Born into a poor family, Kadeer rose to become one of China’s most successful – and socially-minded – entrepreneurs.
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.