April 2012

Why America Must Save Chen Guangcheng

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 00:00

During a visit to Asia early in her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton famously said that U.S .concern with human rights issues in China "can't interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis, and the security crisis."

U.S., China Hold Talks on Chen's Status

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 00:00

The issue can be complicated if blind activist Chen Guangcheng does not want to seek U.S. political asylum.

Two Uighurs get a fresh start in El Salvador

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 00:00

After roughly 10 years of unjustified imprisonment, two Uighur detainees have found new homes in El Salvador

Uyghur Group Defends Goal

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 00:00

A Uyghur separatist group has acknowledged that six men cited in a new “terrorist” list by Beijing are its members, defending its “holy war” to gain independence for China’s northwestern Xinjiang region where minority Uyghurs complain of discrimination and harassment.

Guantánamo: Who Are The Two Uighurs Freed In El Salvador, And Why Are 87 Men Cleared For Release Still Held?

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:48

With no fanfare — just an announcement on its website — the Pentagon informed the world on Thursday that two Uighur prisoners at Guantánamo, held for over ten years but recognized as innocent almost from the moment of their capture, had been freed in El Salvador.

The saddle saga: convulsing with cold in Kyrgyzstan

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:46

Our intrepid cyclists battle icy conditions as they cross mountains in Kyrgyzstan on the next leg of their epic journey to Sydney.

Bo Xilai scandal: China president 'was wire-tapped'

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:44

Bo Xilai ran a wire-tapping system that extended as far as China's president, the New York Times has reported.

A princeling's fall in China

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:43

The scandal surrounding politician Bo Xilai and the death of a British citizen could have the unintended consequence of bringing reforms.

Ousted Chinese Leader Is Said to Have Spied on Other Top Officials

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:41

When Hu Jintao, China’s top leader, picked up the telephone last August to talk to a senior anticorruption official visiting Chongqing, special devices detected that he was being wiretapped — by local officials in that southwestern metropolis.

In China, Rumblings of an Ideological Campaign

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:39

In the wake of the dismissal of Politburo member Bo Xilai, is another political storm brewing?

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