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Sep 24, 2009

On Sept. 16, two weeks prior to China’s National Day celebration, a group of prominent dissidents gathered to condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Sep 23, 2009

China is flexing its muscles internationally to control its image. From attempts to censor international cultural events to blocking the international movements of Chinese activists, the Beijing government is involving itself in matters beyond its borders.

Sep 23, 2009

The United States has sharply criticized Iran for its crackdown on opposition groups while gently chiding Russia and China for failing to protect human rights activists and minorities.

Sep 23, 2009

China has said it wants to proceed with plans for closer economic cooperation with Taiwan, signalling it is willing to move past recent disputes with the island and resume a historic thaw in relations.

Sep 23, 2009

Despite intense opposition from the People's Republic of China and local tourist businesses, a controversial documentary on the life of exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer was acclaimed as "moving" and "thought provoking" by viewers who saw its first two screenings in Taiwan's southern port city of Kaohsiung yesterday afternoon.

Sep 23, 2009

Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer has accepted an invitation to visit Taiwan, supporters said Wednesday in a development handing the island's China-friendly government a political dilemma.

Sep 22, 2009

Ibrahim had just invested in brand new computers and high speed Internet to upgrade his web business when deadly riots between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese in Urumqi destroyed any hopes he may have had for tapping into the online business market.

Sep 22, 2009

As 13 prisoners held at the U.S. naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba appeared set to finally win their freedom, others are asking their release to be deferred.

Sep 22, 2009

We approve of the decision of the Kaohsiung City government to screen the Australian made documentary "The 10 Conditions of Love" about an exiled Uighur rights activist in the face of intense pressure from the authoritarian People's Republic of China and pro-China interests at home, but deeply regret its flawed decision to separate the showings from the upcoming Kaohsiung Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 16-29 at the Kaohsiung Film Museum.

Sep 22, 2009

A film on a Uighur leader China blames for ethnic violence will be shown in Taipei, a cultural centre official said on Monday, despite criticism from Beijing over planned showings in another Taiwan city.

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