January 2009

Uyghur Petitioner Turned Away in Beijing

Fri, 01/30/2009 - 11:00

A Uyghur farmer talks about his struggle against forced crop production in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

Long Cleared of Terrorism Charges, Uyghurs Languish in Gitmo Prison and Albanian Exile

Fri, 01/30/2009 - 11:00

Uyghur prisoners at Guantanamo have long been determined to be not guilty of terrorism. But seventeen of these ethnic Muslim Chinese are still imprisoned at Guantanamo after almost eight years. Five were forcibly resettled in Albania, isolated and away from their families. We speak with their lawyer, Sabin Willett, and PBS FRONTLINE reporter Alexandra Poolos, who has followed their story for a new report.

USA/China: Amnesty International Testimony Human Rights in China And UN's Universal Periodic Review

Fri, 01/30/2009 - 11:00

Presented by T. Kumar Advocacy Director Asia & Pacific Amnesty International USA on January 27, 2009

China: support internal actors pushing for change

Fri, 01/30/2009 - 11:00

Separate strategies for democracy promotion and human rights are needed to enhance prospects for political reform in China, a new report argues.

East Turkestan: Swiss to back Uyghurs in UPR China

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:00

On the eve of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is to undergo in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in early February 2009, representatives of UNPO and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) seek diplomatic support in Geneva, Switzerland to highlight their case during the 3 hour state examination of the human rights record of PRC which is scheduled to take place on Friday 9 February 2009.

In China, a Grass-Roots Rebellion

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:00

Rights Manifesto Slowly Gains Ground Despite Government Efforts to Quash It

Russia, China Slam U.S. Economic System, Blame Capitalism

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:00

 The premiers of Russia and China slammed the U.S. economic system in speeches Wednesday, holding it responsible for the global economic crisis.

Former capitol staffer heads across the Pacific

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:00

Most Capitol staffers are kept more than busy enough by their day jobs. But last year, while serving as legislative director for Assemblyman Guy Houston, Keith Ochwat moonlighted managing a documentary project being filmed in China.

A look at the Tsaatan, Mongolia's Reindeer People

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:00

A long time ago, a small group of people from the province of neighboring Tuva migrated to  modern-day Mongolia.

Retarding democracy - China's strategic priority

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:00

China is “well on the way to defeating the global forces of democracy” as it strives to shape Southeast Asia and the wider world to reflect its own authoritarian priorities and imperatives, argues China analyst Edward Friedman.

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