May 2010

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.

After Long Ban, Western China Is Back Online

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:00

Full Internet service was restored to the vast western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, 10 months after it was blocked following deadly ethnic rioting that convulsed the regional capital, Urumqi.

No breakthroughs in US, China human rights talks

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:00

The United States and China reported no major breakthroughs Friday after only their second round of talks about human rights since 2002.

Shanghai World Expo opens doors with tens of thousands visitors

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:00

Tens of thousands of people crammed into the Shanghai World Expo at the start of the six-month mass display of culture and technology.

China restores internet to Xinjiang

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:00

China brings Xinjiang back online after blocking access over ethnic riots last summer amid fears that the ban has hit trade

Dalai Lama tells AP: Exiles must press China talks

Thu, 05/13/2010 - 12:00

Years of negotiations with Beijing have achieved little for the Tibetan people, the Dalai Lama said Friday, though he insisted that talks still needed to press ahead and that the Chinese leadership could _ eventually _ soften its stand on Tibet.

China touts Tibet, Xinjiang harmony at Expo

Thu, 05/13/2010 - 12:00

The restive regions of Tibet and Xinjiang have for years been thorns in the side of China's ruling Communist Party, but visitors to the World Expo in Shanghai would never know it.

Doubts Greet U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 12:00

As U.S. officials prepare to welcome Chinese officials for a “Human Rights Dialogue,” human rights advocates are raising doubts about whether anything constructive will come out of the private meetings.

Free Alim Campaign Issues Open Letter to Secretary of State on Alimujiang

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 12:00

On the eve of the U.S.- China Human Rights Dialogue, ChinaAid has partnered with fifteen other concerned organizations to call for justice on behalf of Uyghur Christian Alimujiang Yimiti, sentenced to 15 years in prison for his faith.

Inside a censored China

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

Beijing-based academic Kaiser Kuo will bravely step into a local political storm in a series of televised debates this week as one of the few voices arguing that some forms of internet censorship can be justified.