October 2007

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Chinese Communist party aims for harmonious congress

  • Tue, 10/16/2007 - 12:00

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.

China's voices of dissent

  • Tue, 10/16/2007 - 12:00

Although China's Communist Party exerts huge power and influence over the everyday lives of its citizens, there are several activists who continue to pose major problems for the authorities.

China Warns U.S. on Dalai Lama Trip

  • Tue, 10/16/2007 - 12:00

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.

Central Asia pulled between East and West

  • Tue, 10/16/2007 - 12:00

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has recently raised its profile by expanding its traditional emphasis on anti-terrorism to include potential peacekeeping activities within the former Soviet region.

Political Persecution of Uyghurs in the Era of the “War on Terror”

  • Tue, 10/16/2007 - 04:00

Over the past six years, PRC officials have maneuvered to use the concept of “terrorism” as a justification for their repressive treatment of Uyghurs in East Turkestan1 (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or XUAR) and to intimidate Uyghurs who have fled China.

Political persecution of Uyghurs in the era of the “war on terror”

  • Tue, 10/16/2007 - 04:00

As the leaders of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) meet this week in Beijing for the 17th Chinese Communist Party Congress, the Uyghur American Association urges them to take some time to address the dire situation created by their policies in East Turkestan

US commission cites ongoing rights abuses in latest China report

  • Mon, 10/15/2007 - 12:00

The US Congressional-Executive Commission on China has flagged ongoing human rights abuses and the stalled development of the rule of law in China in its latest Annual Report. The Commission, consisting of nine US senators, nine House members and five executive appointees, highlighted two general concerns in its 2007 review submitted Wednesday

Boycotts for Beijing 2008 Possible

  • Mon, 10/15/2007 - 12:00

Illegal arrests, forced labour camps, brainwashing centres, organ harvesting, torture, murder, forced abortions, child labour, no freedom of press, internet blockades, widespread corruption and nepotism. This is Beijing 2007.

China says unrest still a problem in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 10/15/2007 - 12:00

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.

China's Leader Closes Door to Reform at Meeting

  • Mon, 10/15/2007 - 12:00

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.