The chairmen of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China today called on Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to take concrete steps to improve human rights and the rule of law in China.
More than 40 ethnic Uyghurs protested outside of a government office in China’s northwest Xinjiang region Thursday demanding that authorities return a portion of land they say was seized from them and given to Han Chinese as part of a municipal development plan.
Uyghurs are Turkic-speaking Asians who live mainly in western China. Their history has been interwoven with that of China since they rose to prominence in the eighth century, when they established their first true state in Mongolia.e
China will sometimes say "no" and the world should get used to it. That message came through last weekend when China, one of five permanent U.N. Security Council members, joined Russia in blocking action on Syria.
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.
The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.