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Aug 13, 2009

On August 10, Kyrgyz authorities detained Dilmurat Akbarov, the leader of the Ittipak Uyghur society, and his deputy Jamaldin Nasyrov. These leaders had organized demonstrations calling for an independent investigation into last month's riots in Xinjiang.

Aug 13, 2009

"If China continues its policies in Xinjiang, it will bring closer and closer a racial war like that between Israel and the Palestinians, a war with no resolution and no end."

Aug 12, 2009

A year ago this week, China was on its way to staging the most spectacular Summer Olympic Games in history, while piling up more gold medals, 51, than any other country. The rest of the world looked on in awe and envy as Beijing turned cynical predictions of Olympic embarrassment and disaster into a stunning international coming-out party.

Aug 12, 2009

It may turn out to be seven days that shook the world, or at least seven days that shook Chinese politics, perhaps permanently.

Aug 10, 2009

Our event last night at Cinema Nova with Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer didn't get the attention that her forthcoming apperance at the premiere of the documentary about the Uighur leader The 10 Conditions of Love at MIFF has received this week, nor was our website hacked by Chinese nationalists but it was still a very strange week at Readings.

Jul 29, 2009

‘Propaganda’ is a dirty word. It is associated with authoritarian regimes with no respect for human rights and is relied on by such governments to influence popular opinion in their favor.

Jul 28, 2009

Details of recent unrest in Xinjiang will never fully come to light. Like the Tibetan riots last year, the Gulja massacre 12 years earlier or the violence at Tiananmen two decades ago, there will be no public probe to establish the truth of events, and wounds festering in private will not heal.

Jul 27, 2009

The Uyghur people in East Turkestan are restless. Throughout history, Chinese emperors and warlords has repeatedly invaded their land, only to be pushed back. In the modern era, China took control in the late 19th century.

Jul 26, 2009

On Monday, July 6, as Xinhua news agency revised the official death toll from riots in far-western Xinjiang province from three to 156, I was looking for any moderate, rational and well-informed Chinese citizen to report their views on why Uighur and Han Chinese were tearing each other apart.

Jul 24, 2009

On This edition of “Viewpoint with James Zogby”- Guests included Rebiya Kadeer, international human rights advocate and “Mother of the Uyghur”; Alim Seytoff, General Secretary of the Uyghur American Association; Ed Gabriel, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, President and CEO of Gabriel Company, LLC; and Maen Areikat, the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s representative to the United States.

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