April 2010

China deflates Kadeer's publicity balloon

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

The People's Republic has learned from its counterproductive bully-boy tactics in Australia

USCIRF Eleventh Annual Report on Religious Freedom in the World Released

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today announced its 2010 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State Department that 13 nations–Burma, China, North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam–be named “countries of particular concern,” or CPCs.

China Moves Uyghur Christian Prisoner, Allows Family Visit

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

Authorities in Xinjiang Province recently moved Uyghur Christian Alimjan Yimit from a prison in Kashgar to a prison in the provincial capital Urumqi and allowed the first visit from family members since his arrest in January 2008, sources told Compass.

U.S. Religious Freedom Commission Cites 13 Countries as Violators

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

Iran, Saudi Arabia and China are among 13 countries a U.S. government panel named on Thursday as serious violators of religious freedom.

China seeks bilingual officials in restless Xinjiang

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

Applicants for official jobs in China's restless far western region of Xinjiang must be able to communicate in both Chinese and one of the local languages, state media said, as Beijing tries to soothe ethnic tensions.

The Internet Helps Build Democracies

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

The revolts in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Burma, Xinjiang, and Iran could never have happened without the web.

China: Shanghai Expo Stifles Media, Critics

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

Chinese government has denied media accreditation to Hong Kong based newspaper Apple Daily for the Shanghai Expo which begins tomorrow in Shanghai.

Bavaria rebuffs China over Uighur 'terrorists'

Thu, 04/29/2010 - 12:00

Bavaria has knocked back a demand from China to list a group representing the Uighur ethnic minority – which has a violent separatist movement in China – as a terrorist organisation.

US defense of global religious freedom wanes under Obama, panel says

Thu, 04/29/2010 - 12:00

A bipartisan national commission finds President Obama wanting when it comes to defending and promoting global religious freedom. It names 13 countries as serious violators.

Chinese Leaders Revive Marxist Orthodoxy

Thu, 04/29/2010 - 12:00

Two unusual developments in elite Chinese politics have observers wondering if the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is moving toward political reform and changes in its policy toward ethnic minorities.

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