August 2016


Wed, 08/31/2016 - 22:06
Alimjan Yimit

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for a judicial review in the case of Uyghur Christian Alimujan Yimit, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for “illegally providing state secrets to foreign nationals”.

Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 22:03
Human rights lawyer Teng Biao says China is experiencing its worst human rights crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Activists say Chinese president has presided over dramatic offensive against Communist party’s opponents since taking power

Open Letter to G20 Leaders attending the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China from Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Hong Kong, and Southern Mongolian democracy and rights movement leaders

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 21:59

2016’s G20 Summit will take place during a period in which the host, the government of the People’s Republic of China, is undertaking an extreme crackdown on human and civil rights across all areas under its rule.

Cultivating relations with China a slippery slope for Trudeau

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 21:30
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, and daughter Ella-Grace wave as they board a government plane to leave for China.

Justin Trudeau’s much ballyhooed sojourn to China in pursuit of an elevation of Sino-Canadian relations is fraught with risk to Canada’s economic sovereignty.

Xinjiang Communist Party chief ‘on his way out’ as Beijing reshuffles top provincial jobs

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 18:51
Tibets party boss Chen Quanguo is expected to fill the top spot in Xinjiang. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Sources say top man in Tibet, Chen Quanguo, will replace Zhang Chunxian

President Obama Should Express U.S. Government Concern over Uyghur Human Rights Conditions during G-20 Summit in China

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 12:05

G-20 Summit in China is an opportunity to remind Chinese officials of obligations to international rights standards and set human rights tone in the last months of the presidency

Urban Heritage of the Silk Road

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:17

Xinjiang’s largest cities have undergone a series of redevelopment programs over the last decade.

China and Australia's complicated security relationship

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:13
A Uighur boy with a flag of East Turkestan, the term separatist Uighurs and Turks use to refer to the Uighurs' homeland in China's Xinjiang region. AP

A few days after the Australian government blocked the attempt by two Chinese companies to take a controlling interest in NSW electricity provider Ausgrid, a conference was held in Canberra to discuss increased co-operation between China and Australia over terrorism.

PM urged to use China visit to aid held Canadians

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:02
A press conference held by One Free World International president Majed El Shaife (L) along with Sheng Xue president of Federation for Democratic China ask PM Justin Trudeau to question Chinese government about human rights and democracy movement on his upcoming trip to China. on Thursday August 25, 2016 in Toronto. Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

A week ahead of Justin Trudeau’s first official visit to China as prime minister, several human rights advocates are pleading with him to address the issue of two Canadians still behind bars in China.

Authorities Force Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County to Perform Tai Chi in Public

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:04

The event is meant to 'foster the Chinese nation’s valuable traditions and spread patriotic education' among participants.