January 2013

Uyghur Pupils Face Beatings

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:05

Sources say Uyghur schoolchildren are discriminated against by Han Chinese teachers.

Xinjiang probes 178 mid-level officials on graft suspicion

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:02

Xinjiang's procuratorial agencies investigated 178 officials at the county level or above from 2008 to 2012 to fight against corruption, a local official said Wednesday.

Xinjiang governor re-elected, pledges stability

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:00

Nur Bekri was re-elected governor of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Thursday.

good-at-singing-and-dancing gene

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:57

The military page of Xinhua News Agency reports that ten female Uyghur soldiers (of People’s Liberation Army) were recently dispatched to serve in Hong Kong, which is supposedly a great honour.

UAA/UHRP Launches Youtube Channel

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 22:12

In January 2013, the Uyghur American Association and Uyghur Human Rights Project launched a new Youtube channel. 

Re-education Revisited

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 20:04

How much of a reformer is China’s new leader, Xi Jinping?

2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed hopes after spring

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 19:58

After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index marks a return to a more usual configuration.

Strange Bedfellows: China’s Middle Eastern Inroads

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 20:11

n 2011, when Algeria’s Religious Affairs Minister Bouabdallah Ghlamallah awarded the contract to build the Grand Mosque of Algiers, the third-largest such structure in the world, it did not go to a homegrown Algerian bidder nor to one based in a fellow Muslim-majority Arab nation like Lebanon, but to a state-owned Chinese enterprise.

Uyghurs Harassed During Visit

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 20:34

The families of Uyghurs disappeared by the authorities are restricted during a Turkish leader’s trip.p

Decision time for Central Asia: Russia or China?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 21:14

Vladimir Putin’s attempts to draw the countries of central Asia into his fledgling Eurasian Union creates a dilemma for some of them: if they take up his offer, they might lose their valuable trading links with China. Li Lifan and Raffaello Pantucci discuss their options.