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May 27, 2009

The remote, rebellious western provinces of Tibet and Xinjiang are China’s poorest, but they hold vast natural wealth which Beijing is determined to control. On a 3,000-mile trek I saw how far the government is bending the whole central Asian region to its will.

May 27, 2009

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission's letter to President Hu Jintao regarding Ms. Kadeer’s children.

May 27, 2009

A thousand years ago, the northern and southern branches of the Silk Road converged at this oasis town near the western edge of the Taklamakan Desert.

May 23, 2009

They're well cared for, staff say, but ethnic Uyghur children are required to assume Chinese identities in a Xinjiang orphanage.

May 22, 2009

In a prison camps first, the Obama administration Tuesday dispatched members of a detainee review team here to speak directly with 17 captives from China who were swept up in the war on terror and ultimately cleared of being enemies of America.

May 22, 2009

lawmakers with President Barack Obama's Democratic Party appealed to let Uighurs locked up at Guantanamo Bay move to the United States, saying they were victims of injustice.

May 22, 2009

This month my Uighur clients began their eighth year in the Guantanamo Bay prison. Long ago they were cleared by both the military and our courts. They are neither our enemies, nor terrorists, nor criminals.

May 22, 2009

While President Barack Obama made his case Thursday for the transfer of Guantánamo Bay detainees, one of the terror camp's former prisoners was studying recipes in a restaurant kitchen here, doing his best to learn the chef skills that will support his new life in this new land.

May 20, 2009

As the European Union (EU) and China prepare for their semi-annual summit in Prague on May 20, Human Rights Watch called on European leaders to press China to respect its international human rights obligations.

May 20, 2009

Newt Gingrich needs to read up before he defames my entire ethnic group.

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