December 2006

China pushes westward growth, tighter grip

Sun, 12/31/2006 - 11:00

Not too long ago, Kashgar was a sleepy town with mud houses, largely unchanged since Marco Polo trekked through in the 13th century. But now this frontier town, like other outposts in China's far west, is booming with oil, cotton, coal and trade. Trains, new highways, and an international airport are bringing thousands of people from neighboring Pakistan who want to take in the tourist sites and buy inexpensive Chinese goods.

China Defends Military Program

Fri, 12/29/2006 - 11:00

China warned Friday that the military landscape in northeast Asia is getting "more complicated and serious" because of North Korea's nuclear weapons program and tighter defense cooperation between Japan and the United States.

Wife urges action on jailed hubby minister

Thu, 12/28/2006 - 11:00

The wife of a Canadian man imprisoned in China hopes an overseas trip by Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay will help bring her husband home.

The dragon crouches

Wed, 12/27/2006 - 11:00

If 2006 established China firmly as the world's fourth-largest economy, it also delivered Beijing the means to discard the late Deng Xiaoping's maxim that the communist country should not take the lead in international affairs until it has grown economically strong.

Celil family dare to hope

Wed, 12/27/2006 - 11:00

The wife of a Burlington man imprisoned in China hopes an overseas trip by Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay will help bring her husband home.

China In Africa

Tue, 12/26/2006 - 11:00

How do Islamic analysts view China? What accounts for the sudden interest and commentary on China's counter-terrorism measures in the Muslim majority Xinjiang? Or its Super Power ambitions in Africa?

VOA Satellite TV Interviews Mr. Alim Seytoff, UAA General Secretary

Wed, 12/20/2006 - 11:00

Voice of America Chinese Service Satellite TV has interviewed Mr. Alim Seytoff, General Secretary of UAA (WUC Executive Chairman), on Tuesday in its program "Issues and Opinions." The program was broadcast live to China at the time of interview. Many interested Chinese callers called Mr. Seytoff and asked him all kinds of questions regarding the Uyghur people and history.

Speech by Volker Beck: human rights policy

Wed, 12/20/2006 - 11:00

Speech by Volker Beck, PM of German Parlament.

Communist China's Promise of Self Rule to Xinjiang Uyghur was a Lie

Mon, 12/18/2006 - 11:00

Rebiya Kadeer said, the CCP guaranteed the autonomy of Xinjiang Uyghur in 1955. But now, the CCP transfers Uyghur youths aged 17 to 27 to China's inland schools, to stop them from staying in the local Uyghur regions to be educated

Canada: China's muse on ethnic harmony

Mon, 12/18/2006 - 11:00

Faced with mounting inequality and rising street protests, China is turning to Canada as a source of ideas on how to defuse ethnic conflicts and build a social safety net.