As a former U.S. commerce secretary and governor of Washington state, Gary Locke wasn't considered much of a heavyweight on human rights when he became the first Chinese-American ambassador to Beijing last year.
World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns once again in the strongest possible terms the continuing violation of the right to freedom of expression of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan and draws attention to the international community at the lack of improvement witnessed on the ground during the past year.
Several Chinese dissidents who left their country for the United States scorned the deal struck over escaped activist Chen Guangcheng this week, complaining the U.S. had failed to flex its muscle to protect the blind dissident who sought refuge in its Beijing embassy.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived Wednesday in Beijing, where a tense human rights showdown awaits over the fate of a blind Chinese lawyer said to be under U.S. protection after escaping from house arrest.
A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.
A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan, in a targeted and highly politicized push that Chinese officials have accelerated in the wake of turbulent unrest in the region in 2009.