June 2010

Palau pleads for Uighur refugees

  • Mon, 06/07/2010 - 12:00

The President of the tiny island nation of Palau is appealing to Australia to accept for permanent resettlement six Uighurs from north western China who late last year were given temporary residence in Palau following eight years of detention in Guantanamo Bay.

Ms. Rebiya Kadeer Speaks at the Movies That Matter Film Festival

  • Fri, 06/04/2010 - 12:00

Ms. Kadeer, Uyghur Democracy Leader and Mr. Alim Seytoff, WUC Spokesperson attended the Movies That Matter Festival in the Hague, Netherlands from March 24 to 30. "The 10 Conditions of Love," a documentary film about Ms. Kadeer's life and Communist Chinese occupation of East Turkestan, was screened several times.

Ms. Rebiya Kadeer Speaks at the Geneva Human Rights Summit

  • Fri, 06/04/2010 - 12:00

Ms. Kadeer, Uyghur Democracy Leader, and Mr. Alim Seytoff, WUC Spokesperson attended the Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy from March 8 to 9 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Summit was held at the same time when the UN Human Rights Council was debating global human rights issues, not too far from the venue.

Two senior China judges shot dead in court office

  • Fri, 06/04/2010 - 12:00

A man wielding three guns shot dead two senior judges and another court official in the central Chinese province of Hunan and then killed himself, media reported.

Deng Is Said to Have Backed Tiananmen Violence

  • Fri, 06/04/2010 - 12:00

The former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ordered the military to try to limit injuries when it moved against Tiananmen Square protesters 21 years ago, but told them to be ready to “shed some blood” if necessary, according to an unpublished diary said to document internal decisions that led to the violent crackdown.

China's political and military leaders split over ties to Washington, Gates says

  • Fri, 06/04/2010 - 12:00

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates accused China's military on Thursday of impeding relations with the Pentagon, taking exception to its unwillingness to invite him to Beijing during his trip to Asia this week.

Palau urges Australia to allow permanent resettlement for six Uighurs

  • Thu, 06/03/2010 - 12:00

The President of Palau is appealing to Australia to accept for permanent resettlement, six Uighurs from north western China who late last year were given temporary residence in Palau following eight years of detention in Guantanamo Bay.

Tibet's prime minister-in-exile visits Stanford

  • Thu, 06/03/2010 - 12:00

The “Free Tibet” bumper stickers may have faded since the 1990s, but for Samdhong Rinpoche, Buddhist scholar and Tibet’s prime minister-in-exile, the issue remains as clear as ever.

Beijing's Islamic Complex

  • Wed, 06/02/2010 - 12:00

Will Muslim states stay silent about China's treatment of the Uighurs?

China launches new resources tax in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 06/02/2010 - 12:00

China is introducing a 5% tax that the country's energy companies must pay on oil and gas produced in Xinjiang, part of efforts to improve the economic prospects of the poor western region, where local ethnic Muslims have rioted against Han Chinese and where the windfall from the development of rich resources has been scant.

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