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RIGHTS-US: Freedom Recedes for Uighurs at Guantanamo

Fri, 10/24/2008 - 12:00

Seventeen Chinese Muslims who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for seven years will now have to wait still longer to discover whether a U.S. appeals court will confirm or reverse a judge's earlier decision that they be immediately released into the United States.

Empty chair saved for Burmese poet, comedian

Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00

Most featured writers at this year's International Festival of Authors will spend Toronto's 29th annual literary happening engaged in readings, panel discussions, book signings and media interviews, with time out maybe to catch up with cherished friends and colleagues over an evening of dinner and drinks.

XINJIANG, CHINA'S PRESSURE COOKER

Mon, 10/20/2008 - 12:00

Despite the immense publicity generated by the Georgian crisis and the Olympics, those events are by no means the only important developments affecting Central Asia and the Caucasus.

West of the middle kingdom

Fri, 10/17/2008 - 12:00

Xiyun Yang travels to Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims and Han Chinese uneasily coexist.

Far East promise

Fri, 10/17/2008 - 12:00

China's potential lures adventurous winemakers

Commentary: Free the Uighurs!

Thu, 10/16/2008 - 12:00

On Oct. 7, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order, unprecedented over the last seven years, directing the government to release immediately 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantánamo into the continental United States by the end of that week.

Unlocking Gitmo

Thu, 10/16/2008 - 12:00

As a federal judge put it, it's time "to shine the light of constitutionality" on the legal black hole of Guantanamo Bay, the offshore lockup that continues to shame this country, its traditions, and the anti-terrorism fight.

Getting Gandhi to the Chinese

Wed, 10/15/2008 - 12:00

In 1980 while on a climbing expedition in the Sinkiang province of China, I was one of two from our group asked by the Chinese hosts to teach an English class to a group of professional (engineers, teachers, doctors), educated Han Chinese who advanced their careers by studying English.

China's story: putting the PR into the PRC

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 12:00

Beijing is the target of world criticism over its Olympic preparations and its Tibet and Xinjiang policies. It needs a better public-relations response, says James A Millward.

Uyghurs stuck in Guantanamo limbo

Thu, 10/09/2008 - 12:00

Civil rights groups in the United States had lauded Tuesday's Federal Court decision to release 17 Chinese Muslim Uyghurs held without charges for seven years at the infamous US military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Now, it seems they spoke to soon.

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