April 2008

UNPO & OST Use Plein To Castigate China

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:00

UNPO and the East Turkestan Foundation joined forces to hold a protest against China's ethnic policies outside the Dutch Parliament in The Hague's Plein on 26 April 2008.

Commentary: "Dalai Lama´s high-degree autonomy for Tibet" means overthrowing China´s social system

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:00

Following is the full text of an article titled "'Dalai Lama's high-degree autonomy for Tibet' means overthrowing China's social system" by Hua Zi:

China's Troubled Olympics

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:00

China finds itself in a diplomatically and politically uncomfortable situation yet again with the Tibet unrest and needs to come out with a solution to its problems at least before the Beijing Olympics, but considering its political directions, that is most unlikely to happen. At the moment all solutions of the China-Tibet problem, can only be temporary.

Chinese pride should not be founded on oppression

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:00

The dreaded Olympic Torch passed through South Korea yesterday. Considering the number of Chinese and Tibetans living in Korea, some kind of an eventful occurrence was to be expected. Both parties were granted permission from the authority to peacefully congregate.

The Right Way to Pressure Beijing

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:00

Human rights groups are rightly outraged about China’s abysmal record. But it is foolhardy to treat a rising superpower like a tin-pot dictatorship. Sometimes, a little pragmatism goes a long way.

Uyghur Leadership Empowerd by Training Seminar

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:00

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) together with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organized their second leadership training seminar in two years.

Beijing Intensifies "People's War" Against “Splittism” as Nationalism Rears its Head

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 04:00

While Beijing started last weekend to rein in nationalistic outbursts against Western media and governments, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has upped the ante in its “people’s war” against separatists who are allegedly in cahoots with “anti-China elements overseas” to undermine Chinese rule and disrupt the Beijing Olympics.

Dalai Lama says no use talking if China not 'serious'

Mon, 04/28/2008 - 12:00

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says talks with China would be pointless unless Beijing is "serious" about finding a solution to the Tibetan issue.

China talks aimed at saving Olympics, not Tibet: analysts

Mon, 04/28/2008 - 12:00

As the Dalai Lama reflected Sunday on a surprise Chinese offer to resume talks, experts cautioned that Beijing may be looking more toward salvaging the Olympic Games than meaningful dialogue.

Uighurs struggle in a world reshaped by Chinese influx

Sun, 04/27/2008 - 12:00

In China's far west, the Muslim ethnic group finds itself relegated to menial jobs. Chinese officials also restrict religious practice and use of their language in schools.