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Feb 4, 2009

Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Organization, Human Rights and Oversight Bill Delahunt has sent a letter to President Obama, urging his Administration to consider resettling the 17 Uyghur detainees at Guantanamo in the U.S. Chairman Delahunt states in his letter, "Taking the Uighur detainees would demonstrate that a new era has indeed arrived."

Feb 4, 2009

The Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission James P. McGovern along with other ranking members have sent a letter to President Obama, highlighting the importance of the U.S. involvement at the UN Human Rights Council, especially in the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of China, which will take place on February 09.

Feb 3, 2009

Campaigners in the United States are pushing for the release of 17 Chinese Uighurs who are being held in Guantanamo Bay.

Feb 3, 2009

The Xinjiang autonomous region will train a further 16,000 bilingual teachers for elementary schools over the next six years, the Xinjiang Education Bureau announced.Zhao De Zhong, an official with the bureau, said the central government set up the national Uygur-Mandarin teaching plan in 2003.

Feb 3, 2009

With the pending shutdown of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, six detainees have applied for resettlement in Canada, including three Uyghurs who have been cleared of all charges.

Feb 3, 2009



Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has signalled that his country would be willing to accept former Guantanamo inmates, for instance Muslim Uygurs.

Feb 2, 2009

As China come under the examination by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council, several sources say that the Chinese Mission to the United Nations in Geneva is trying a gag UN Members, especially Western countries from raising questions on Tibet.

Feb 2, 2009

The global economic crisis has taken hold deep in China's impoverished countryside, as millions of rural migrants are laid off from factory jobs and left to scratch a living from tiny landholdings — creating unsettling prospects for a government anxious to avoid social unrest.

Feb 2, 2009

British police said Monday they have charged a protester who hurled a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as he gave a speech at Britain's Cambridge University.

Feb 2, 2009

Detainees include 3 Chinese Muslims which the Middle Kingdom wants returned

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