February 2008

Release "Olympic prisoners" and free Chinese media, Olympic Watch requests

Mon, 02/11/2008 - 11:00

With six months to go until the Beijing 2008 Olympics, Olympic Watch is calling for an end to human rights abuses in China. Specifically calling for the release of "Olympic prisoners" Hu Jia, Yang Chunlin and Ye Guozhu, it also reminds the International Olympic Committee that full media freedom must be guaranteed in China as promised in 2001.

Analysis: NATO keeps eye on China

Mon, 02/11/2008 - 11:00

NATO is closely watching China's military expansion, with an attitude of rising concern and wariness. Led by the United States, NATO members are starting to view China as a possible emerging common adversary.

China: Free Activists & Guarantee Press Freedoms

Fri, 02/08/2008 - 11:00

While three activists languish in detention and press freedoms remain illusory, Olympic Watch calls on China to defy expectations and act.

Deception, Pressure, and Threats: The Transfer of Young Uyghur Women to Eastern China

Fri, 02/08/2008 - 03:00

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project examines a recently implemented People’s Republic of China (PRC) policy that recruits young Uyghur women from majority Uyghur areas of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR) and transfers them to work in factories in urban areas of eastern China.

U.S. urges China to do more after reporter freed

Thu, 02/07/2008 - 11:00

The United States called on China on Wednesday to free dissidents and respect media freedom after the early release of a Hong Kong-based reporter who was serving a five-year sentence for spying for Taiwan.

U.S. military officials wary of China's expanding fleet of submarines

Thu, 02/07/2008 - 11:00

For a procession of senior U.S. military commanders who have visited China in recent years, the complaint has become almost routine.

Whether at home or abroad, China is silent on matters of democracy

Thu, 02/07/2008 - 11:00

For months, as the Beijing Olympics draw nearer, China has been refining its arguments in favor of disassociating the Games from politics.

Defense Focus: China's weapons

Thu, 02/07/2008 - 03:00

The Chinese domestic arms industry may one day be one of the biggest and most important in the world, but it is very far from that yet. Western experts believe China will need major outside suppliers for large amounts of equipment for years to come.

China: Crackdown Violates Olympic Promises

Wed, 02/06/2008 - 11:00

With just six months to go before the Olympics open in Beijing on August 8, a systematic crackdown on dissent has significantly worsened respect for fundamental rights in China, Human Rights Watch said today.

Chinese Curbs Leave Uyghur Youth in Crisis

Wed, 02/06/2008 - 11:00

Chinese curbs on the traditional Muslim culture of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are creating a social crisis among Uyghur youth, according to experts and Uyghurs at home and overseas.