May 2008

A prisoner's plea - Freeing Huseyin Celil

Fri, 05/30/2008 - 12:00

This month's appearance of a letter purportedly written by Burlington resident Huseyin Celil from a Chinese prison is disturbing.

Remembering Tiananmen Square

Fri, 05/30/2008 - 12:00

Every year on June 4, the Chinese democracy movement stops to pause, protest, and remember the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Terrorism and the Olympics

Thu, 05/29/2008 - 12:00

The reports of terror plots emanating this year from this Muslim region in the far west of China might seem fanciful: A foiled plot to blow up a plane; a cache of TNT to bomb the Summer Olympics; even a “violent terrorist gang” that planned to kidnap Olympic athletes.

Olympics put religious freedom in spotlight

Thu, 05/29/2008 - 12:00

When the International Olympic Committee in July 2001 awarded China the right to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, Chinese citizens were ecstatic. But what potentially could have been China's proudest moment has turned into something of a public relations minefield as world media probe China's human rights gains and abuses, writes Sarah Page for Compass Direct News.

Woman admits helping pass secrets to China

Thu, 05/29/2008 - 12:00

A Chinese woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping a spy provide the Chinese government with U.S. military secrets about arms sales to Taiwan.

Scream in China's face or whisper in its ear?

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 12:00

One speaker passionately insisted that quiet diplomacy is a cop-out. Another was just as strong in his conviction that it's the only way to effect change.

China, Russia, U.S. focus of human rights report

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 12:00

Human rights and freedom of the press in China, the detention of terrorist suspects by the United States and Russia's treatment of political dissent are the focus of scrutiny in Amnesty International's annual report, released Wednesday, which looks at the state of human rights around the world

Amnesty International condemns US, China in report

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 12:00

The United States is shirking its duty to provide the world with moral leadership and China is letting its business interests trump human rights concerns in Myanmar and Sudan, a human rights group said Wednesday.

Mani and Manichaeism in Sassanid Iran

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 12:00

Manichaeism, presumably an offshoot of Zoroastrianism, was not only an inspiration for various heretical movements in Christianity but also dominated the religious life of Central and Eastern Asia for centuries.

China: Ethnically diverse forum shut down

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 12:00

On May 15, Uighur Online, the main online forum serving to bridge the huge communication gap between China’s Muslim population, other minority ethnic groups, and Han Chinese, was shut down.

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