June 2009

China's Ancient Silk Road City Of Kashgar Facing Threat Of Bulldozers

Tue, 06/30/2009 - 12:00

The ancient Silk Road trading hub of Kashgar, in China's northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is being threatened by an ambitious government redevelopment plan that some say has a hidden political agenda.

How the West Was Won

Tue, 06/30/2009 - 00:00

The link is to an article on the intersections between the Great Western Development Drive and the Shanghai...

Local Uighurs skeptical about Gül's China visit

Mon, 06/29/2009 - 12:00

President Abdullah G&uumll on Sunday and Monday visited Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region in China, becoming the first Turkish president to visit the region because of long-standing tension because of the countries’ conflicting policies on the Uighur people.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on the Uighurs

Mon, 06/29/2009 - 12:00

The following letter was submitted by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who serves as Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, in response to this blog post by Thomas Joscelyn.

'No Rapes' in Riot Town

Mon, 06/29/2009 - 12:00

A deadly clash in southern China exposes long-simmering tensions between majority Han Chinese and the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.


Mon, 06/29/2009 - 12:00

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday that the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China was an important element that connected Turkey and China to each other.

UAA condemns killing of Uyghur workers at Guangdong factory

Mon, 06/29/2009 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association condemns in the strongest possible terms the mob killing of two Uyghur workers and the injuring of many, mostly female, workers at a toy factory in Guangdong Province in the early morning hours of Friday, June 26.

Ethnic tensions spark brawl at China factory-report

Sat, 06/27/2009 - 12:00

Ethnic clashes between Han Chinese and Uighur workers at a toy factory in China's southern Guangdong province killed two people and injured 118, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Kashgar demolition is a "serious political issue": official document reveals aggressive nature of propaganda work used to enforce Kashgar resettlement

Fri, 06/26/2009 - 12:00

An official document[1] reviewed by the Uyghur American Association (UAA) lays out the importance of local officials’ propaganda work in the process of resettling residents of Kashgar’s Old City.

Briefing: The United Nations and Amnesty International on Torture in East Turkestan

Fri, 06/26/2009 - 12:00

On June 26, 2009, the United Nations International Day in Support of Torture Victims and Survivors recognizes the suffering of people subjected to state tyranny. On this occasion, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) would like to present a short compendium of evidence collected by the United Nations and Amnesty International on torture in East Turkestan.