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May 1, 2008

A wide-ranging group of U.S. Jewish leaders plans to release a statement Wednesday urging Jews worldwide to boycott the Summer Olympics in Beijing, citing China's troubling record on human rights and Tibet.

May 1, 2008

As the Olympic torch heads up Everest on the next phase of its troubled journey next week, it is almost certain to attract more protests as it gets closer to Tibet.

May 1, 2008


In Xinjiang, as in Tibet, the government tries to bend unwilling subjects to its will, rather than accommodate the disparate cultures and beliefs

May 1, 2008

The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) appealed on Friday to Interpol not to allow itself to be misused for China’s anti-terror war and to reject as exaggerated Peking’s complaints of terror against Uighurs.

Apr 29, 2008

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) together with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organized their second leadership training seminar in two years.

Apr 29, 2008

The dreaded Olympic Torch passed through South Korea yesterday. Considering the number of Chinese and Tibetans living in Korea, some kind of an eventful occurrence was to be expected. Both parties were granted permission from the authority to peacefully congregate.

Apr 29, 2008

UNPO and the East Turkestan Foundation joined forces to hold a protest against China's ethnic policies outside the Dutch Parliament in The Hague's Plein on 26 April 2008.

Apr 28, 2008

As the Dalai Lama reflected Sunday on a surprise Chinese offer to resume talks, experts cautioned that Beijing may be looking more toward salvaging the Olympic Games than meaningful dialogue.

Apr 28, 2008

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says talks with China would be pointless unless Beijing is "serious" about finding a solution to the Tibetan issue.

Apr 27, 2008

I was in Red Square one day during the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow when some poor protester apparently tried to set himself on fire. We never learned who he was or what really happened because of the amazing reaction of the authorities, which was caught on film by a tourist.

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