February 2008

Remembering the Ghulja Massacre

Tue, 02/05/2008 - 11:00

On the eleventh anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) remembers the hundreds of Uyghurs who were killed, imprisoned, or who disappeared after having taken part in a peaceful demonstration in Ghulja in the northwest of East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR).

U.S. lawmaker eyes China's military buildup

Tue, 02/05/2008 - 11:00

Ask Rep. John Murtha about the U.S. war in Iraq and the conversation eventually veers to China.

China inflation causes economic woe, political challenge

Tue, 02/05/2008 - 11:00

China is supposed to be getting richer, but for Liu Gaohua, rising prices on everything from cabbages to houses mean life is only getting tougher.

IOC has 'broken promise' to push for media freedom in China

Tue, 02/05/2008 - 11:00

The International Olympic Committee has broken its promise to push China for greater media freedom ahead of the Beijing Games, a journalist rights group said in Hong Kong yesterday.

US lawmakers set stage for trade sanctions on China

Tue, 02/05/2008 - 11:00

US lawmakers are setting the stage for legislation slapping China with punitive sanctions over currency and other trade issues after another year of record trade deficit with the Asian giant.

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.

Human Rights Watch Highlights Abuses in Pakistan, Kenya, China, Somalia

Fri, 02/01/2008 - 11:00

The established democracies are accepting flawed and unfair elections for political expediency, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2008. By allowing autocrats to pose as democrats, without demanding they uphold the civil and political rights that make democracy meaningful, the United States, the European Union and other influential democracies risk undermining human rights worldwide.