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Mar 17, 2005

Uyghur businesswoman Rebiya Kadeer, freed from a Chinese jail in an apparent deal with Washington, arrived here from Beijing late Thursday, rejoicing at her unexpected release and vowing to work "for the entire Uyghur nation."

Mar 14, 2005

To find New York's Uighur speakers (there are 535 according to the survey) I spoke to Gulametta Pahta, a 72-year-old Uighur campaigner who lives on Long Island and he gave me directions to a restaurant.

Mar 10, 2005

Alim A Seytoff, General secretary of the Uyghur American Association
speaks about China's Future Ambition on Asia Times.

Jan 18, 2005

With all eyes on Turkey's efforts to join the European Union, now would seem an ideal time for London's Royal Academy of Arts to stage what is probably the world's greatest ever exhibition of Turk art and culture.

Jan 13, 2005

FRONTLINE/World reporter Serene Fang found herself covering the arrest of a Uighur citizen when she traveled to the remote northwest Xinjiang province in China.

Nov 30, 2004

The northwestern Muslim region of Xinjiang has become a hot spot for the spread of HIV/AIDS in China, second only to Yunnan Province near the infamous Golden Triangle drug-producing region, RFA's Uyghur service reports.

Nov 29, 2004

Spilling out into the courtyard of Beijing's 1000-year-old Niujie Mosque prior to Ramadan, the audience of more than 400 Chinese Muslims sat in silence.

Nov 21, 2004

The pounding drums drew me into the alley. Stepping off the main street, I saw an old man with a thick beard and a white skullcap sitting in front of a shop, banging an insistent, Arab-sounding rhythm on a hand drum. Next to him, a younger man with thin stubble kept up a keening wail, like a snake charmer, on a tiny flute.

Nov 19, 2004

Chinese pop music blares from loudspeakers, mixing with the cries of Chinese traders at this busy local market. Welcome to China? No, we are in Kazakhstan's commercial capital Almaty, at the Ya Lian bazaar.

Nov 11, 2004

On the surface, relations between China and its Central Asian neighbours have never been better.


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