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Amnesty death penalty report: The secret China won’t share with the world

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 20:11

ASIAN nations are continuing to put thousands of people to their deaths every year.

Death penalty 2015: Alarming surge in recorded executions sees highest toll in more than 25 years

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 20:00

A dramatic global rise in the number of executions recorded in 2015 saw more people put to death than at any point in the last quarter-century.

Chinese Policy Leaves Uyghurs Impoverished in Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture, Farmers Say

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 23:19
A Uyghur man and boy watch a performance under a statue of late communist leader Mao Zedong meeting with a Uyghur in Hotan city, northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Apr. 16, 2015.

Land appropriation, forced abortions,‘strike hard’ campaigns and forced labor have reduced the amount of farmland residents need to make a decent living.

China angered at rights award for exiled Xinjiang leader

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 23:15
Dolkun Isa speaking at the ceremony. Photo: Marion Smith ‏

China expressed anger on Friday about an exiled leader from the violence-prone far western Chinese region of Xinjiang receiving a rights award in the United States, saying he was a wanted criminal.

China’s "Belt & Road Initiative" Dilemma: To Grant or Not to Grant Chinese Muslims Their Rights

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 23:06

China's "Belt & Road Initiative" presents a complex challenge for the communist country to better treat their Muslim minorities, writes Patrik K. Meyer for this blog. For the ambitious undertaking to suceed as it involves Muslim countries, Meyer says China has to be more inclusive and diverse.

China slams US NGO award for Uighur dissident

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 23:01
China slams US NGO award for Uighur dissident

China on Friday blasted an award given in the US to an exiled Uighur dissident as a "blasphemy against and a stain upon human rights", as President Xi Jinping visited Washington.

Voc Awards Uyghur Leader For China Human Rights Work

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 19:03

Mr. Dolkun Isa of the World Uyghur Congress Recognized by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

China launches unity push in restive Xinjiang with respect call

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:59
                             	A pedestrian reacts as a security officer holds out a detector on a street in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region, November 17, 2013.

China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang has begun a campaign to promote ethnic unity with a call for respect of the cultures of the minorities who call the region home, while vowing another crackdown on terrorism and separatism.

Restrictive measures against Uighurs will end, China says

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:55
Zhang Chunxian, Communist Party secretary of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, said terrorist attacks had dropped in the region as China announced an end to restrictive measures against Uighurs. (Photo by AFP)

Party leaders announce switch in focus to economic development as terrorism in Xinjiang drops

Xi's Washington Visit Crashed by Unwelcome Guest

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:51

Just ahead of Thursday's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Beijing is protesting a U.S. decision to allow one of his state's highest-profile victims into the country.

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