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Free Ilham Tohti

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:29
Ilham Tohti

The most surprising thing about Ilham Tohti being charged with separatism is that it didn’t happen sooner.

Do US Comments on China’s Human Rights Make a Difference?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:20
Image Credit: Flickr/ US Department of State

US comments on human rights in China aren’t expected to change anything. Instead, they reveal the core of US-China distrust.

China: Further information: Uighur scholar at risk of death sentence: Ilham Tohti

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:32
The Dream Team: Ilham Tohti, Uyghur; Tybetanka Oser, Tibetan; Ai Weiwei, Han. Beijing, May 19, 2013.

Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism” in China. The charge is punishable by 10 years to life in prison, or even the death penalty. He is still denied access to his lawyer and his family, and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

Tensions in Tibet and Xinjiang: time on China's side?

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 18:08

A senior Chinese official has warned the West against meddling in his country’s domestic affairs. Zhu Weiqun said that China has “time on its side” to win over Western opinion to its point of view on the restive regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

Uighur academic Ilham Tohti held incommunicado, name censored online

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 20:52

Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur activist and economics professor at Beijing’s Central Nationalities University, has been missing since January 15.

Joining forces for freedom

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:07

PEOPLE can usually recognise an egregious violation of religious freedom when they see one.

Genghis Khan, Founder of Mongol Empire: Facts & Biography

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:21
A statue of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, in Ulaanbatar, Mongolia. Credit: Peter Zachar/Dreamstime

Genghis Khan was a 13th-century warrior in central Asia who founded the Mongol Empire, one of the largest empires in history.

The Human Face of the Free Expression Crackdown in China

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 18:06

What would you do if your publisher was detained after something so innocuous as delivering a can of paint to a friend?

Xinjiang Trouble Echoes in Kyrgyzstan

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:38

A recent shootout near the Chinese border raises questions.

China and Islam: The Double Edged Sword

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:27
Photo by Paul Cochrane, Tiananmen Square.

On 29 October, a Uyghur man, accompanied by his wife and mother, rammed his Jeep through the barriers at Tiananmen Gate, wreaking death and destruction in the symbolic heart of the capital.


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