May 2010

Tibet crackdown breeds more dissent

Mon, 05/24/2010 - 12:00

Though Chinese leaders have restored Internet services and installed a new party chief with a lighter touch in the troubled far western region of Xinjiang, another restive region, neighboring Tibet, continues to roil under Beijing's heavy hand.

Misguided development policies will not resolve tensions in East Turkestan

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 12:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) believes that unless Chinese officials include Uyghurs in the developmental decision-making process and end repressive state policies, a massive aid program for East Turkestan announced on May 20 by Chinese President Hu Jintao will fail to resolve ethnic tensions in the region.

Open letter to the Xinjiang's party secretary

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 12:00

Reporters Without Borders notes the Xinjiang Autonomous Region’s reconnection to the Internet on 14 May, which has allowed a relative reopening to the outside world, and we urge you to pursue this trend by pressing for less online censorship at the central government’s next meeting to examine the situation in Xinjiang.

China anoounces new tax reforms in Uighur's homeland

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:00

Chinese President Hu announced a package of tax reforms, government investment targets and investment incentives for East Turkistan, state TV said.

China hopes development solves region's tensions

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:00

China's leaders said faster economic development is the needed medicine for one of its most restive regions, announcing a plan Thursday that resembles efforts already under way in equally tense Tibet.

Chinese central authorities outline roadmap for Xinjiang's leapfrog development, lasting stability

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese central authorities have set down strategic plans for far western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to achieve leapfrog development and lasting stability.

Xinjiang Online, Controls Remain

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:00

China's restoration of most Internet services to the troubled region of Xinjiang, 10 months after deadly ethnic rioting, was a political decision with no real impact on continuing controls on the Muslim ethnic minority Uyghurs, analysts said

Language School Shuts Down

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:00

A Uyghur language school in northern Pakistan has been shuttered following orders from authorities acting on pressure from Beijing, according to school officials.

Travel Ban for Uyghur Scholar

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:00

Authorities in Beijing have recently informed an outspoken ethnic Uyghur scholar that he will be barred from leaving China, at least for the rest of the year, regardless of his destination.

China to be New Global Empire? Documentary Tackles Thorny Question

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:00

Peaceful rise or potential threat? China's 21st century emergence as a great world power affects every single one of us.