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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.

Apr 27, 2008


In China's far west, the Muslim ethnic group finds itself relegated to menial jobs. Chinese officials also restrict religious practice and use of their language in schools.

Apr 24, 2008

Fuelled by anti-Western nationalism, patriotic Chinese hackers have come to the defence of the motherland in response criticism of Beijing's handling of recent pro-independence riots by ethnic Tibetans.

Apr 24, 2008

Chinese people, around the world, are increasingly showing their dissatisfaction with what they perceive to be Western China-bashing, in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics.  Stephanie Ho reports from the Chinese capital.

Apr 24, 2008

The Australian leg of Beijing's troubled Olympic torch relay has been declared "an outstanding success", despite seven arrests and clashes between protesters and Chinese supporters.

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