Death Stalks Persecuted Uyghurs in Dam Square

Mon, 02/04/2008 - 11:00

UNPO and the East Turkestan Foundation (ETF) marked the eleventh anniversary of the Gulja massacre with a vigil in front of Amsterdam’s Royal Palace on Sunday 3 February. Amid moving speeches and energetic drumming, Uyghurs sought to raise awareness of the repression and state sponsored violence that is faced everyday in East Turkestan. As the figure of Death stalked victims of the Uyghur die-in, passers-by learned of the Uyghur plight from conversations with UNPO and ETF volunteers and the hundreds of flyers that were handed out.

China shirking Olympic pledge, pressure needed: HRW

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 11:00

China is shirking its pledge to improve human rights for the Olympic Games and world pressure is needed to force Beijing to comply, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

China's media curbs loom as trade issue

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 11:00

China's restrictions on foreign media, long a concern of rights groups and press freedom advocates, have now become a trade issue.

FBI chief pleased with Beijing Games security

Wed, 01/30/2008 - 11:00

The head of the FBI said on Wednesday he expects Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games to be "secure and safe" while offering China help against potential threats.

Dissident's Arrest Hints at Olympic Crackdown

Wed, 01/30/2008 - 11:00

When state security agents burst into his apartment last month, Hu Jia was chatting on Skype, the Internet-based telephone system. Mr. Hu’s computer was his most potent tool. He disseminated information about human rights cases, peasant protests and other politically touchy topics even though he often lived under de facto house arrest.

China hits out at attempts to politicise Olympics

Tue, 01/29/2008 - 11:00

Any attempt to use the Beijing Olympics to discredit China or force it to change policy is doomed to failure, the leading communist party newspaper insisted in a commentary piece today.

Olympics-China says won't submit to pressure

Tue, 01/29/2008 - 11:00

China will never submit to taunting or political pressure from groups or governments wishing to use the Beijing Olympics to change Chinese policy, a leading state-run newspaper said on Tuesday.

Tibet group: Prince to boycott Games

Tue, 01/29/2008 - 11:00

Britain's Prince Charles will not attend the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing -- and a group that campaigns against China's human rights record said Monday that the future monarch's decision was in solidarity with its aims.

Russian arms exports to China in collapse - report

Tue, 01/29/2008 - 11:00

Russia's arms industry is suffering a near collapse in exports to China, as military top brass agonise over which technology the neighbouring country should be allowed, defence industry sources told Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper.

China's weapons exceed self-defence needs: US military

Tue, 01/29/2008 - 11:00

The United States said Monday it was "troubling" that China's weapons systems capability exceeded the level Beijing defined as necessary for self-defence.


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