October 2010

Betting and bluffing in the new Great Game

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00

Future historians may well agree that the 21st century Silk Road first opened for business on December 14, 2009. That was the day a crucial stretch of pipeline officially went into operation, linking the fabulously energy-rich state of Turkmenistan (via Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan) to Xinjiang province in China's far west.

China's expanding influence in S. Asia

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00

CHINA is an expanding power in South Asia. That is the real significance of the news that it may build a new nuclear reactor in Pakistan without the approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency or the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and also of the earlier stories about the presence of Chinese troops in the Pakistani half of Kashmir.

Rising China And Indian Response

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00

George Fernandes, Defence Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government, was bang on target when he famously said that it was China, not Pakistan or any other nation that was India’s biggest security threat.

Uighurs Find New Jobs in Private Sector

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00

This afternoon it was announced that the four Uighur men recently laid off from the Port Royal Golf Course had secured employment in the private sector, with the specific company not stated.

Prisoners in paradise?

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00

Stateless refugees have no passports or prospect of island status

Authorities Flatten Uyghur Homes

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 12:00

Authorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are razing Uyghur homes and orchards to make way for new apartment complexes, residents say.

A family held hostage to human rights: UHRP documents the persecution of Rebiya Kadeer's family

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 12:00

Since the release of Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer from a Chinese prison in March 2005, her worldwide efforts to promote democracy and human rights for the Uyghur people have been met with an intense campaign on the part of the Chinese authorities to persecute her family members in East Turkestan.

China tightens control of Tibetan monasteries, blames "separatists"

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 12:00

China plans to tighten control over Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to reduce the influence of the exiled Dalai Lama and other 'internal and external separatist forces,' according to a government notice seen on Monday.

One on One - Rebiya Kadeer

Mon, 10/11/2010 - 12:00

Rebiya Kadeer discusses with Riz Khan the trials and tribulations she has faced in fighting for human rights. The leading Uighur activist and philanthropist shares her stories of yielding persistence and strength.

China's PM says to welcome Turkey industrial zone in Uighur region

Mon, 10/11/2010 - 12:00

Premier Wen Jiabao said China will welcome a decision by Turkish government to establish an industrial zone in Uighur region.

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