May 2010

Thai Turmoil Resonates in China

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00

Television images of bloody class warfare engulfing downtown Bangkok must make for uncomfortable viewing in Zhongnanhai, Beijing’s leadership compound.

The Society for Threatened Peoples issues Report on Kashgar Demolition

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

The Old Town of the city of Kashgar, which is over 2000 years old, in the north-west of China is threatened with destruction. In the coming five years about 200,000 people are to be re-housed in so-called earthquake-proof apartment buildings.

The Society for Threatened Peoples issues Report on July 5 Unrest

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

Eight months after the disturbances in Urumqi of July 2009 the real extent of the sometimes violent conflicts between Uyghurs, Han Chinese and the government security forces is still not clear.

Uighur intellectual continues to challenge the official Chinese line

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

Ilham Tohti has paid a price for speaking out on his homeland, writes John Garnaut in Beijing.

China suppresses free speech by foreigners, too

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

It was supposed to be my first visit to China in four and a half years. However, when I arrived in Beijing airport on Feb. 27, I was refused entry. Two hours later, I had to board the same plane that brought me there to return to Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

US Calls China Rights Dialogue Candid, Respectful

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials Friday completed a two-day dialogue on human rights that the State Department described as candid, constructive and respectful. The sides agreed to hold a follow-on meeting next year in Beijing.

US, China set 2011 rights meeting in "candid" talks

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

U.S. and Chinese officials agreed after two days of talks on human rights to start exchanges of legal experts and hold another rights dialogue in China next year, a State Department official said on Friday.

Censors Without Borders

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese-Canadian writer Denise Chong’s 1994 book “The Concubine’s Children,” a memoir of her maternal grandparents, won admiring reviews and spent more than a year and a half on The Globe and Mail’s best-seller list.

Internet reopened in East Turkestan, but Uyghur webmasters and bloggers remain behind bars

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:00

Following today's announcement in the Chinese state media that "full Internet access" has been restored in East Turkestan, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls upon the international community to remember the many Uyghur website administrators, bloggers and journalists who have been detained since July 5, 2009, many of whom remain in detention.

Rebiya Kadeer Speaks at the 2010 Oslo Freedom Forum

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:00

Rebiya Kadeer is a prominent Uyghur business leader, political activist, women’s rights advocate, and humanitarian. Born into a poor family, Kadeer rose to become one of China’s most successful – and socially-minded – entrepreneurs.