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May 16, 2007

After more than a decade of EU-China human rights dialogue, it is time to add up the results and draw conclusions, said a panel of NGOs at a press conference in Brussels in the run-up to the next round of EU-China dialogue in Berlin.

May 15, 2007

Chinese police say they have detained an unemployed man who set fire to the famed giant portrait of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong that hangs in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

May 15, 2007

The U.S. War on Terror has inspired far-reaching and unexpected consequences. Rebiya Kadeer will speak at MIT tonight on how the Uyghur Muslim minority in western China has endured one such consequence: the Chinese have adopted our rhetoric, equating Islam with violent separatism and global terrorism.

May 11, 2007

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) gathered more than 50 present and future leaders of the Uyghur community for a series of workshops and seminars to introduce  participants to the workings of key international bodies and effective nonviolent campaigning.

May 8, 2007

For Mehmet Tohti, it was the Canadian equivalent of the midnight knock on the door. The phone rang in his Mississauga apartment shortly before bedtime, and on the other end of the line was his mother Turmisa, who lives in the northern Chinese city of Karghilik.

May 7, 2007

I shall never forget my father telling me about his visit to India in the 1980s. Until that time, despite the fact that he had lived in England since 1967, he still held romantic ideas that he would return to his homeland one day.

May 7, 2007

Indiana University has been selected to receive a two-year federal grant for $481,630 to provide strategic language and culture training to undergraduate students in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs.

May 4, 2007

UNPO together with the World Uyghur Congress  is organizing a seminar series in which Uyghur participants will be trained and educated in issues such as human rights, democracy, non-violent methodology and international law.

May 4, 2007

Five took part in the first day of the competition, of whom two failed, plunging into the chilly water before being saved by waiting boats. Abudusataer Wujiabudula, a 20-year-old ethnic Uighur man from China, clocked the day's best time of 11 minutes and 22 seconds.

May 4, 2007

A recent inspection to the Tere-Khol district in Tuva, where this summer a large-scale archeological expedition will start excavations on the ancient Uyghur Fortress 'Por-Bazhyn', has proven tha camp is almost ready to host in late May the first shift of over 150 students and 50 specialists and service workers.

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