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Oct 24, 2007

This story dated October 12, 1964 comes from Michael Manning who's blogging from Xinjiang in The Opposite End of China. He found it while fiddling around with the The New York Times Archive which now allows subscribers to access news reports from as far back as 1851. Interesting look into the China of the past and its geopolitics! How far we've come since the days of the cold war.

Oct 21, 2007

The Uyghur human rights activist, Rebiya Kadeer, from the northwest region of Xinjiang in China, urged the international community Sunday to support her people.

Oct 19, 2007

On 16 October 2007 UNPO was invited by Stichting Oost-Turkestan, a Netherlands-based NGO campaigning for Uyghur human rights, to attend the delivery of a report regarding human rights abuses in China to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Dutch Parliament.

Oct 17, 2007

For 16 months, they have shared a clutch of tidy rooms in a small refugee camp in this city, living alongside a few dozen others whose lives were unraveled by war or persecution or both. But apart from their new home, the five men from the Uighur ethnic group of western China, whose most recent address was the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have little in common with the camp's other residents, most of whom come from one of Albania's neighbors and blend easily into the crowd on Tirana's busy streets.

Oct 16, 2007

Chinese officials warned the United States today not to honor the Dalai Lama, saying a planned award ceremony in Washington for the Tibetan spiritual leader would have “an extremely serious impact” on relations between the countries.

Oct 16, 2007

Once every five years, the Chinese Communist party plays power politics at the highest level. On the surface, all is "harmony," as President Hu Jintao likes to say. But behind closed doors, most of the decisions that will affect China - and ultimately the world - for the next half decade are fiercely debated.

Oct 15, 2007

As China's ruling Communist Party holds its most important conclave in five years, the government has launched an unusually harsh crackdown on potential troublemakers, say Chinese and international human rights groups.

Oct 15, 2007

Delivering the opening address at the ruling Communist Party’s 17th National Congress today, President Hu Jintao promised to address social fissures, a degraded environment and rampant corruption during his second term as China’s top leader, but he all but ruled out more than cosmetic political reform.

Oct 15, 2007

There is still a problem with ethnic unrest in China's far western region of Xinjiang though the situation is much improved on previous years, its top government official said on Monday.

Oct 12, 2007

Following is the full text of a translation of an edited excerpt of a purported official Olympics blacklist of China published by Human Rights in China

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