July 2007


Fri, 07/27/2007 - 04:00

Military analysts will be closely watching next month’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization anti-terrorist exercise, "Peace Mission 2007.” The drill will be the SCO’s largest joint exercise in its six-year history. Contingents from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will take part, along with their country’s defense ministers. About 6,500 troops and 80 aircraft will participate.


Wed, 07/25/2007 - 12:00

The intersection of Ba Ying and Siao Tong streets in the western Chinese oil city of Korla could pass for suburban California. Shopping malls jostle for the attention of the well-heeled passersby, while the nearby river is lined with pristine walkways, parks, and sculptures.

UNPO Discusses: “China World Power without Human Rights”

Wed, 07/25/2007 - 04:00

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has from 21 to 27 of July 2007 presented a series of lectures in the city of Hamburg, Germany, discussing issues including non-violence, Buddhist Philosophy, and globalisation.

Uyghur Language Under Attack: The Myth of “Bilingual” Education in the People’s Republic of China

Tue, 07/24/2007 - 04:00

Uyghur language is under attack in East Turkistan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR). In the past decade, and with increasing intensity since 2002, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has pursued assimilationist policies aimed at removing Uyghur as a language of instruction in East Turkistan.

“Bilingual” education marginalizing Uyghur language instruction in East Turkistan

Tue, 07/24/2007 - 04:00

China is removing Uyghur language instruction from schools in East Turkistan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR) in violation of its domestic law and international agreements, according to a new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

Beijing's 'war on terror' hides brutal crackdown on Muslims

Sun, 07/22/2007 - 12:00

The Chinese executioners came for Ismail Semed before 9am. They led him out of his cell as the sun climbed over the Tien Shan mountains in the land he called East Turkestan.

China's deadly scheme to harvest organs

Wed, 07/18/2007 - 12:00

In China, executed prisoners provide the main source of organs for transplantation. Physicians take blood samples from the prisoners and match tissue types to transplant recipients. Once they are killed, their organs are transplanted into patients wealthy enough to afford transplantation at Chinese hospitals.

In Floor Speech, Wolf Rails Against Abuses in China

Wed, 07/18/2007 - 12:00

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) today delivered the following statement on the floor of the House today addressing multiple concerns about China, the products it produces and its poor record on human rights:

Beijing keeps Islamabad honest

Tue, 07/17/2007 - 12:00

China's relations with Pakistan, which are close and warm as never before, have come under severe strain lately from the growing militancy in Pakistan. The Pakistani military's storming last week of the Red Mosque (Lal Masjid) has been an important indicator of the tenor of the relationship.

Protests Abound After Chinese Court Upholds Life Sentence for Canadian Man

Thu, 07/12/2007 - 12:00

Human rights groups and the Canadian government separately condemned a ruling this week by a Chinese court affirming a life sentence for a Canadian accused of "separatist activities."