October 2009

Regional court's approval of death penalty and other punishments in July 5 cases demonstrates rigidity, political motivation of Chinese judicial authorities

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:00

The UAA expresses profound disappointment in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) Higher People’s Court’s ruling upholding of the sentences of 21 defendants convicted of charges related to the July 5 unrest in the regional capital of Urumchi.

Exiled Uighur Leader Says China Ships Uighur Women to China

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:00


Speaking at a Tokyo press conference, exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer said most of the 300,000 Uighur women transferred to work in China are 14 to 25 years old.

Uighur Activist Kadeer Says China Transfer Policy Caused Riots

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:00

Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled Uighur activist, said violence in Xinjiang in China that left 192 people dead in July may have stemmed from the forced movement of Uighur women to mainland China to work in factories and hotels.

Ethnic Uighur Journalist Detained in China

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:00

Chinese police have jailed an outspoken Uighur journalist for allegedly endangering national security, a colleague said Friday, adding to the scores of detentions reported in the restive Xinjiang region since deadly ethnic rioting erupted there four months ago.

China jails 19 in Xinjiang for security crimes: Uighur group

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:00

China sentenced 19 people in restive Xinjiang to jail terms of three years to life for state security crimes, some in connection with deadly ethnic unrest in July, a US-based activist group said.

Exiled Uighur Leader Says China Continues Crackdown on Uighur Community

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:00

Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer says China continues to crack down on the Uighur community in that country. Kadeer is visiting Japan for the second time since tensions between Uighurs and the dominant Han Chinese group led to violent clashes in China's Xinjiang region a few months ago.

Survey of blocked Uyghur websites shows Xinjiang still cut off from the world

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 12:00

Reporters Without Borders has surveyed access to websites dedicated to the Uyghur community, including sites in the Uyghur language, in Mandarin and sometimes in English. These sites, operated by Uyghurs for Uyghurs, are for the most part inaccessible both to Internet users based in Xinjiang and those abroad. More than 85 per cent of the surveyed sites were blocked, censored or otherwise unreachable.

Xinjiang 'Still Offline'

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 12:00

Phone, text, and email links to China's restive northwesternmost region remain largely blocked.

Political fictions

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 12:00

Eric Abrahamsen reports from the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest publishing trade event, where China was this year’s guest of honour – and competing narratives of the nation were the order of the day.

China and Australia 'mend ties'

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 12:00

China has sent a top-level official to Australia, in what is being seen as a move to end a period of sour relations.

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