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How big is the Xinjiang threat?

Mon, 08/04/2008 - 12:00

China has for months been warning that Xinjiang terrorists were planning attacks during the Olympics - fears that now appear well-founded.

Has China got a terrorist problem?

Mon, 08/04/2008 - 12:00

The Uighur attack in the northwest was shocking but not a precursor to a bigger outrageRosemary Righter.

The World Under Fire

Thu, 07/31/2008 - 12:00

In the past ten days, bombs have ripped people apart in high profile, bloody locations like Baghdad and India, killed more in relatively safe locations like Kunming and Istanbul and scared others in Spain. The world is on fire and Beijing is about to party.

Uighurs and China's Xinjiang Region

Thu, 07/31/2008 - 12:00

The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a territory in western China, accounts for one-sixth of China's land and is home to about 20 million people from thirteen major ethnic groups.

Much suffering in store for Uighurs

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 12:00

After years of repression by the Chinese government, with forced interracial marriages, mass arrests, a threatened way of life, occasional killings and population displacements, China’s Uighur group, which mostly lives in Xinjiang Province, has every right to seek an end to oppression as well as help from the international community.

China's Capitalist Development and China's Rise in the World Imperialist System

Fri, 07/25/2008 - 12:00

This is the second in a series of articles about major transformations taking place in the world imperialist system.

Abusing the Olympic spirit

Fri, 07/25/2008 - 12:00

On August 8, 2008, the Beijing Olympics will commence. The recent controversy about the Olympic torch relay is an indication of things to come.

China's Unreality TV

Wed, 07/23/2008 - 12:00

China has gone to extraordinary lengths to spruce up its image before next month's Olympics: shuttering factories to reduce air pollution, mopping up algae in sailing waters, harassing critics and threatening journalists.

The Chinese are at it again

Mon, 07/21/2008 - 12:00

It seems that no outrage is too much for the Chinese, who have flouted every human rights convention possible before the beginning of the Genocide Olympics. I'm blogging this from my vacation spot on Washington state's Olympic peninsula -- a paradise of a spot.

In Central Asia, Muslims are trapped in a new Cold War

Mon, 07/21/2008 - 12:00

In a little-noticed news story last week, US lawmakers strongly condemned what they called China's brutal pre-Olympic crackdown in the far northwest Xinjiang region, which is populated by the Uyghurs, a mostly Muslim, Turkic ethnic group.

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