March 2014

We demand referendum, we are not terrorists: World Uighur Congress’ Dolkun Isa

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:21
Dolkun Isa

Dolkun Isa, the Executive Chairman of World Uighur Congress clears the air about Uighurs in a conversation with Namta Gupta.

Q&A: China is trying to frame its crackdown on Uyghur extremists as its own war on terror

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:17
Uighur men gather at a live animal market in Hotan, Xinjiang, in northwestern China, on Nov. 7, 2013. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing blamed Uyghurs for the deadly stabbing frenzy at a train station in southwestern China in March. Experts warn its response could make things worse.

China’s Westward Expansion and its Discontents

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:13

In southwestern China, the site of a recent terrorist attack recalls forgotten ethnic violence from generations ago

President Malosse calls for a dialogue between China and Tibet and human rights ahead of pandas!

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:07

Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, participated on 31 March in a demonstration for human rights in China.

Imprisoned Uighur Scholar Receives Literary Honor

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:02
Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti, the economist and activist imprisoned by Chinese authorities, has been awarded a Freedom to Write Award by the PEN American Center.

We are obliged to protect refugees

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:59
Unknown nationality of Muslim migrant man holds his child as they rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the Immigration Police Office in Songkhla on Friday. (EPA photo)

Desperation drives people to desperate measures. It is not for nothing that people sell their houses, abandon their homelands and place their family’s fate in the hands of human traffickers in an attempt to forge a better life.

China to crack down on videos, audios promoting terrorism

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:53

China will crack down on videos and audio recordings that promote terrorism, religious extremism and separatism, the government said on Monday.

Uyghur Farmers Detained After Posting Land Complaints Online

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:54
A petition signed by Qaziriq residents over their land complaints, March 2014.

The three men are believed to have been escorted by police to another city in Xinjiang.

Chinese Police Freeze Bank Accounts of Uyghur Dissident

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:51
Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelur

The wife of Ilham Tohti says her young family now faces economic hardship.

Beijing Finds Neither ‘Iron-Fisted Rule’ Nor Development Bring Order to Xinjiang

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:47
Women protest in front of an official government media tour in Urumqi one day after they said police rounded up 300 men in their neighborhood, a hot spot during the July 5, 2009

On March 1, a group of Uighurs from Xinjiang attacked the Kunming train station in southwest China using foot-long knives, killing 29 and injuring 143. The terror attack, popularly referred to as “China’s 9/11,” is a spillover from Xinjiang’s internal conflict.