January 2010

China sees investment as cure for ethnic unrest

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 11:00

China is planning a surge of economic development for the far-west region of Xinjiang, where ethnic riots killed almost 200 people last year. While Beijing deals with the politics of the issue, security forces continue to round up Uighurs who fled after the violence, with 17 Uighurs deported from Burma.

Kazakhs protest against China farmland lease

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 11:00

Several hundred people have gathered in the Kazakh city of Almaty to protest against what they call "Chinese expansionism".

Uighurs returned to China 'disappear' says rights group

Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

China must account for the whereabouts of ethnic Uighurs forcibly repatriated from Cambodia, a US-based rights group has said.

China cracks down on text messaging in Xinjiang

Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

Residents punished for spreading rumours and 'splittist' messages within days of services being switched back on

Internet still not restored in Xinjiang

Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

Despite claims by the Chinese authorities that restrictions on Internet services and communications are gradually being lifted in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, this is not the case.

China - Internet still not restored in Xinjiang

Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

Despite claims by the Chinese authorities that restrictions on Internet services and communications are gradually being lifted in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, this is not the case.

Switzerland to accept Chinese Guantanamo detainees

Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

The Swiss regional parliament of Jura canton voted Wednesday by 45 votes in favor and three against to accept two Chinese Uyghur detainees confined at Guantanamo Bay.

New China-Tibet talks highlight shift in Beijing's policies

Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

New talks with the Dalai Lama’s envoys are highlighting subtle shifts in China’s approach to its restive, riot-scarred western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

Ethnic Kazakh Writer In China Nominated For Prize In Kazakhstan

Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

Kazakhstan's Institute for Cultural Politics and Culture Studies has nominated Qazhyghumar Shabdanuly, an ethnic Kazakh writer in China's Xinjiang Province, for a Kazakh state literature award, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

Drying of Lake Balkhash threatens southeast Kazakhstan

Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

Kazakhstan is already the site of one of the world's worst environmental catastrophes, the drying of the Aral Sea. Now there are fears of a similar disaster at Lake Balkhash in the southeast of the country.

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