The following text of Charter 08, signed by hundreds of Chinese intellectuals and translated and introduced by Perry Link, Professor of Chinese Literature at the University of California, Riverside, will be published in the issue of The New York Review dated January 15, which goes on sale on January 2.
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-Chair Jim McGovern calls on United States to recommit itself to international human rights mechanisms recalling historic U.S. leadership role, demands greater international respect for human rights
Oppressed Uighurs in East Turkestan (China's Xinjiang Province) are neglected relics of the "big power" politics that informed the 1945 Yalta Conference's cynical division of Europe and Asia. As President George W. Bush declared in Riga, Latvia on May 6, 2005, "[T]he Yalta Conference was a huge mistake in history."
Authorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) released from the hospital a Uyghur woman who is six months pregnant with her third child, after cancelling plans to subject her to a forced abortion for violating the region's population planning regulations, according to reports from RFA.
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.